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AFSA Submits Comments on FTC’s Safeguards Rule
Feb 08, 2022

On February 7, AFSA responded to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) supplemental rulemaking further amending the Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information (Safeguards Rule). A provision of the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), which among other things, requires financial institutions (FIs) to provide customers with information regarding institutions’ privacy practices and customer opt-out rights, the Safeguards […]

Remembering Cheslie Kryst
Feb 07, 2022

AFSA was saddened to learn of the passing of Cheslie Kryst on January 30th. Ms. Kryst was an important voice on diversity, equity and inclusion, and her voice and leadership were an extension of her remarkable life story and her career.   Ms. Kryst served as the Diversity Advisor with Poyner Spruill, was the 2019 Miss […]

Senator Stands Up for Access to Consumer Credit
Feb 04, 2022

Yesterday, President Biden’s three nominees to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors testified before the Senate Banking Committee on a variety of financial service-related topics, including the ability for consumers to access small-dollar credit. During the hearing, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) asked Fed nominee Sarah Bloom Raskin why she had previously endorsed legislation […]

FDIC’s McWilliams Writes to End Operation Choke Point
Feb 02, 2022

This week, outgoing FDIC Chairman and past AFSA Annual Meeting speaker Jelena McWilliams wrote a response letter to Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) regarding the measures her office has taken to remediate the effects of Operation Choke Point. AFSA commends Ms. McWilliams for the time and effort she and the FDIC have expended to end the […]

AFSA’s Capital Update in Las Vegas
Feb 02, 2022

Join AFSA’s Senior Vice Presidents for Federal and State Affairs, Celia Winslow and Danielle Arlowe as they share their insights on federal and state legislative and regulatory matters, update policy trends, and predict what will take place this year in Washington and in state capitols across the country.

Celebrating Black History Month
Feb 01, 2022

As Bishop Desmond Tutu said, “My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” Black History Month highlights the deep, rich legacy of African Americans that is so much of the binding of our nation’s heritage. Our ongoing commitment to focusing on these accomplishments – as well as a renewed […]

February Featured Business Partner | Hudson Cook
Feb 01, 2022

The featured Premier Business Partner for February is Hudson Cook. Learn more at hudco.com. Established in 1997, Hudson Cook, LLP focuses its practice on laws related to financial services, banking and information privacy. In addition to the regulatory compliance practice we assist with government supervision and enforcement, and consumer litigation. Our attorneys understand the complex […]

IWF: NM H.B. 132 Would Rob Vulnerable of Credit Access
Feb 01, 2022

Today, the Independent Women’s Forum published a piece observing that New Mexico’s HB132, which would cap interest rates at 36%, would “rob the financially vulnerable of access to critical funds, leaving them in a more unstable financial situation.” The argument is powerful and worth reading in full on the IWF website.

AFSA Statement on New Mexico H.B. 132
Jan 29, 2022

Today (Saturday, January 29, 2022) the New Mexico House of Representatives Consumer and Public Affairs Committee will consider H.B. 132, which caps interest rates at 36% for consumer loans. The following statement can be attributed to Danielle Fagre Arlowe, Senior Vice President for State Government Affairs for the American Financial Services Association: “H.B. 132 is not only a bad […]

Cybersecurity Priorities: Are You Ready for 2022?
Jan 28, 2022

As you seek to create new digital customer experiences, leverage and expand use of data, and invest in technology innovations, cybersecurity threats are evolving and growing. While tools to mitigate such threats are becoming more sophisticated, so have the hackers’ tactics. Join Schellman CEO Avani Desai to discuss the top cybersecurity threats facing companies today […]

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