AFSA, Partners, Drive to Win in Vermont
Jul 25, 2019
Vermont Senate Bill 18 became law yesterday without Governor Philip Scott’s signature and without harmful language for consumers attempting to finance vehicles in the Green Mountain State.
It’s Time to Fix the MLA
Jul 24, 2019
In The Hill today AFSA President & CEO Bill Himpler lays out the need for the Pentagon to allow servicemembers to take advantage of Guaranteed Asset Protection, also known as a GAP waiver.
The Clock is Ticking on the AFSA Summer Sale
Jul 23, 2019
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger on Wednesday said in remarks to the Exchequer Club that she wants to find ways to collaborate with financial institutions to help people strengthen their finances
AFSA President & CEO Bill Himpler this week spoke to the 31 attendees at the American Financial Services Association Education Foundation Leadership Development Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Robocall Bill Clears Committee
Jul 17, 2019
The “Stopping Bad Robocalls Act” on Wednesday, July 17 passed the full House Energy and Commerce Committee by a bipartisan 48-0 vote. The purpose of the bill is to reduce illegal robocalls that harm and annoy consumers. The bill changed significantly from when it was introduced earlier this year. While AFSA supports some of the provisions in the legislation, AFSA expressed concerns that legitimate calls could be erroneously blocked under the legislation. AFSA worked with members of the committee on changes that would lessen the impact the bill would have on legitimate businesses contacting their customers.
FASB agrees on CECL Delay
Jul 17, 2019
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today voted to propose a delay in the implementation deadline of the new Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) accounting standard for all private companies and for small public companies.
AFSA's SGA team this week attended the US Chamber of Commerce’s Data Done Right Conference. At the conference, elected officials, chief regulators, business executives, and leaders of consumer privacy groups spoke about the current state of data privacy and the need for a national data privacy law to avoid a patchwork of state laws.
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Yesterday’s announced settlement by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) with a well-known debt-settlement provider – along with several other recent actions by the CFPB and the FTC against debt-settlement firms – highlights not only the need to continue to protect financially vulnerable consumers, but also to reinforce the importance of consumer financial literacy.