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Are you registered for the AFSA Conference next week?
Oct 01, 2020

There’s still time! AFSA has put together a stellar program that features great keynote presentations, engaging breakouts and fun, interactive networking events, like wine tasting and pub trivia. The conference will also feature AFSA’s business partner members presenting at the first all-virtual Expo Hall. Combine AFSA’s great content with an easy-to-use, virtual experience and you’ve […]

October Business Partner Spotlight: Fortegra
Oct 01, 2020

The featured Business Partner for October is Fortegra, a trusted partner of the consumer credit industry for over 40 years. Fortegra offers the strength and stability you need in an insurer, the collaborative approach you want from a partner. We asked them a few questions about their business and what they’re seeing in the economy. […]

AFSA, Trades Push for Real-time Blocked Call Notification
Sep 30, 2020

AFSA joined several trade associations in a reply comment to the Federal Communications Commission focusing on the Commission’s legal obligation under the TRACED Act to establish a real-time notification requirement to inform callers that their calls have been blocked or adversely labeled. The associations wrote, “A wide range of commenters support establishing a per-call, real-time […]

Remembering Tim Harrelson
Sep 29, 2020

On behalf of the American Financial Services Association team, I am saddened to report the passing of AFSA Member and friend to everyone he met, Tim Harrelson. Tim’s career in the financial services industry spanned more than four decades, at just about every level. His engagement with AFSA was also wide and deep, from serving […]

Adapting to Lending’s New Normal with Speed and Agility
Sep 28, 2020

Join us on October 1 for Adapting to Lending’s New Normal with Speed and Agility, presented by Zest AI. Lenders are preparing for the next wave of fallout from the pandemic and associated market volatility. Many expect to face higher defaults and losses, but uncertainty remains on how exactly continued economic woes will affect lending […]

Richard Cordray

Check your mailbox – “Watchdog” is on the way
Sep 24, 2020

We’re getting close to the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & Independents Conference & Expo! Keep an eye on your mailbox – all attendees will be receiving a copy of former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray’s new book, Watchdog, about consumer protection and the role and importance of the CFPB. Before joining the Consumer Bureau, Rich served as Ohio’s Attorney […]

AFSAEF Announces New Learning Activities Resource
Sep 24, 2020

The American Financial Services Association (AFSA) Education Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive collection of digital financial education resources and activities titled, MoneySKILL® Learning Activities Per Module. This resource is designed to supplement the delivery of the foundation’s online personal finance course, MoneySKILL, with a variety of vetted, high-quality, digital personal […]

Live from California Wine Country
Sep 23, 2020

Join us after Wednesday’s sessions on October 7th at 4:00 p.m. ET, for a live wine tasting from the founder and winemaker of Voluptuary Winery! Crack open the wines shipped to you and sip along with your colleagues!* Kevin Luther is the founder and winemaker of Voluptuary Winery, an urban micro-winery based in the Sacramento, Calif., area. […]

AFSA asks Supreme Court to Take Up Due Process Case
Sep 21, 2020

AFSA joined with other trade associations in asking the Supreme Court to take up a due process case. Ally Financial Inc. v. Alberta Haskins, et al. raises an important question – whether, in a class action, the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment permits a court to exercise specific personal jurisdiction over the defendant […]

AFSA, Joint Trades Urge Congress to Simplify PPP Loan Forgiveness Process
Sep 21, 2020

This week AFSA joined other trade groups in urging Congressional leaders to pass legislation that would streamline the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness process. The PPP provided millions of small businesses with much-needed economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. As small businesses face the challenges of re-opening, they are also dealing with the time-consuming […]

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