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M. Susie Irvine, AFSAEF President & CEO, Announces Retirement
Jul 14, 2016

After 21 years with the AFSA Education Foundation, president and CEO, M. Susie Irvine, has announced her retirement effective August 31, 2016. Susie has been instrumental in establishing the fine reputation of the foundation and increasing the professionalism of its many offerings. Financial literacy has been her passion for many years, and she has worked tirelessly in that arena.

Coalition of State AGs Urge Congress to Limit Federal Agencies Overreach
Jul 12, 2016

On July 11, attorneys general (AGs) from 15 states (AL, AZ, AR, GA, KS, MI, MT, NV, ND, OH, SC, TX, UT, WV, and WI) sent a letter to House and Senate leadership urging them to eliminate “burdensome and illegal” regulations by strengthening the Administrative Procedure Act. The AGs voiced concerns that federal agencies are acting outside their authority by issuing binding rules in the form of guidance documents, while circumventing the notice-and-comment process; failing to consider regulatory costs; and failing to fully consider the effect of their regulations on states and state law.

Lending Group Campaign Helps Members Advocate for Industry
Jul 11, 2016

Associations NOW, Alex Beall

#OurLoansWork Campaign Supports Need for Traditional Installment Lending
Jul 07, 2016

Trade Group Advocates to Protect Credit Access for Millions of Americans

AFSA Supports H.R. 5485, House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act
Jun 23, 2016

On Thursday, AFSA submitted a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) supporting H.R. 5485, the House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017. The letter expresses particular support for sections 502 and 503 which would subject the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to the annual appropriations process and reconstitute the agency as a five-member commission.

AFSA Continues to Push for TCPA Modernization
Jun 13, 2016

On June 6, AFSA sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reiterating its request that the FCC modernize the regulations implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Initial Analysis of CFPB Small-Dollar Lending Proposed Rule
Jun 08, 2016

On June 7, AFSA published it's initial analysis of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) small-dollar lending proposed rule. The document, which outlines several areas that will affect access to credit in the United States, may be found in the White Papers area under the Stay Informed tab.

AFSA says CFPB Small-Dollar Lending Proposal Restricts Access to Consumer Credit
Jun 02, 2016

WASHINGTON DC, June 2, 2016Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed its rule governing small-dollar lending. The bureau has been working for many months to craft the rule, but that hard work has, unfortunately, resulted in a proposal that will harm consumers’ access to safe, responsible credit.

The American Financial Services Association (AFSA) engaged the bureau several times during its discovery, drafting, and proposition of the small-dollar lending rule, especially as it relates to traditional installment lending.

Jonathon Levin Receives Outstanding Independent Award
May 20, 2016

Jonathon Levin, president & CEO, Turner Acceptance Corporation, received AFSA’s Outstanding Independent Award on May 19 during AFSA’s 33rdAnnual Independents Conference & Exposition in Phoenix, Ariz.

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