AFSA hosts a variety of webinars throughout the year to educate members on some of the most pressing issues that face the financial services industry. Webinar registration, as well as post-program recordings and handouts, are available to AFSA members only unless otherwise noted.
AFSA's Business Partner Webinar series allows industry experts to share timely, educational topics directly with AFSA members. The webinars are designed to provide information that will allow AFSA members to more effectively design, develop and implement strategies for their company's success. If you are a Business Partner and interested in participating, review the Business Partner Webinar Flyer for more information. To apply, complete the webinar proposal form. For questions, contact Dan Bucherer.
BUSINESS PARTNER WEBINAR
Situational Awareness & the Regulatory Landscape
Wednesday, August 8 | 2:00 p.m. ET
This program will take a look at the latest regulatory updates facing the auto finance industry. During the webinar we’ll explore recent case law developments regarding the SCRA, including:
+ Wrongful repossession
+ Lease termination, and
+ Military lending
We’ll also focus on recent regulatory developments with the FDCPA and TCPA that affect collection efforts and how leading companies are quickly adapting and implementing these changes. At the completion of this webinar, you will:
+ Be up to date on several key legislative changes affecting vehicle servicing
+ Understand the importance of being in compliance with those updates
+ Have tools that will help you communicate these changes with the rest of your organization
BUSINESS PARTNER WEBINAR
Asset Protection & Monitoring Best Practices
Wednesday, August 22 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Establishing the right processes and procedures for collateral protection and monitoring can save lenders losses on their portfolio. Here, we will outline steps to ensure successful collateral protection.
BUSINESS PARTNER WEBINAR
The Spectrum of Lending: Completing the Consumer Picture
Wednesday, September 12 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Alternative data from short-term and small-dollar loans provides a wealth of positive information available on underbanked consumers who may otherwise appear to be a credit risk when using traditional data alone. In this session, we’ll size the market for alternative lending products, the type of features of these loans, and evaluate the consumers who use them compared to the traditional landscape.
Presenters: TransUnion | FactorTrust
Understanding Digital Assets in the Automobile Finance Industry
Recorded June 26
Lending is a complex contracting process with a long lifecycle. It carries significant risk and limited trust across its value chain – from origination to funding through to the fulfillment and servicing of the loan. Managing these financial assets in the digital world offers substantial advantages is a huge job and one that requires stringent checks and balances to ensure a single untampered “authoritative copy” of loan documents exists at all times. In this webinar, you’ll hear from vehicle finance and electronic vaulting experts, Wade Carson, VP Product Operations at Open Dealer Exchange (ODE) and Michael Laurie, VP of Product Strategy at OneSpan, to learn how dealers, lenders and investors can manage and protect digital assets such as automobile loans as they are transferred between funding entities and how to ensure a secure chain-of-custody of documents throughout their lifecycle.
Presenters: Michael Laurie, VP of Product Strategy, OneSpan | Wade Carson, VP Product Operations, Open Dealer Exchange
Simplifying Titling with Tax & Fee Estimates
Recorded June 14
Wolters Kluwer’s Lien Solutions is excited to share the following webinar called “Simplifying Titling with Tax and Fee Estimates”. It provides a detailed look at how tax and fee estimates can streamline your motor vehicle title management program.
Whether in the consumer person-to-person or commercial space, upfront understanding of taxes and fees can be the difference between a smooth process and an unsecured asset. Requirements and fees can vary widely based on state or type of vehicle and a lender needs to be prepared to discuss the specifics with the borrower and ensure that the loan officer and documentation teams are aligned on expectations prior to loan closing.
Presenters: Melanie Dorado, Assistant Client Services Manager, Wolters Kluwer | Lainie Gussman, Director of Product Management for Motor Vehicles, Wolters Kluwer
Industry Trends in Cash Payments & Hispanic Market Insights
Recorded May 22
This webinar looks at new analyses which yield interesting insights showing that cash is still king, but perhaps not in the ways we expect. Despite the rise of credit, debit and mobile wallets, cash still constitutes 31% of the value of all transactions based on a study done by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Nearly 138 million Americans prefer using cash for day-to-day transactions which may indicate that they are financially underserved. However, of this group, 90% of individuals own and use mobile phones. The smartphone is an incredibly valuable tool for engaging in financial transactions.
How do these two seemingly disparate items intersect? Are your marketing plans providing for outreach to consumers who rely on both cash and smartphone transactions?
We’ll also examine the growing Hispanic market, which tends to engage in mobile fintech activities more frequently and where the average adult age is lower. This results in consumers who will be active marketplace participants for 17 years longer on average and provides businesses the opportunity to promote strong, lasting relationships.
Presenters: Christian Solomine, SVP Sales | PayNearMe
Bottom Up Compliance Using Technology
Recorded May 15
Adding compliance as an after thought or feature does not offer lenders the robust compliance needed in today’s regulatory world. Compliance needs to be built in from the ground up. This program will help lenders learn what the latest technology has to offer to increase compliance while decreasing cost..
Presenters: Branan Cooper, Chief Risk Officer, venminder | Lana Johnson, Chief Operations Officer, defi SOLUTIONS | Brian Larson, Consumer Lending Expert, Compli
The Future of Collections
Recorded May 3
Customer behavior changes fast, making it hard to collect from them. More than 90% of lenders are addressing this issue by adding new collection technologies. Join SAFCO and ACI for insights into new collection strategies proven to work for tomorrow’s customers.
Presenters: Frederick Glenn, Manager, Global Information Security, ACI Worldwide | Steve Kramer, VP of Product Management, ACI Worldwide | Gary Stein, Chief Financial Officer, SAFCO
Regulatory Alphabet Soup: As the CFPB evolves, who’s is watching lenders now?
Recorded April 18
Changes may be afoot at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau but that doesn’t mean lenders are off the hook for compliance. Quite the opposite. The FTC, State AGs…there’s an alphabet soup of institutions poised to fill any vacuum left by changes at the CFPB.
Join compliance industry veterans Brian Larson of Complí and Michael Benoit, Chairman of Hudson Cook to learn what you need to know as the alphabet soup of regulators line up to keep the fuel on the regulatory fire.
Presenters: Brian Larson, Consumer Lending Expert, Compli | Michael Benoit, Chairman, Hudson Cook
Robotic Process Automation
Fast track your way to recude costs, enhance quality and improve the speed of process execution
Recorded on Thursday, April 5
In this webinar, FIS took a close look at Robotic Process Automation or RPA:
+ Introduced the concepts and technologies underpinning the promise of RPA or Robotic Process Automation;
+ Walked through use cases across the automation complexity dimension to help you assess the various applications of this capability;
+ Talked about where is RPA headed? The second generation of RPA, powered by AI.
Presenters: Anant Keskar, AI & Business Transformation Leader | FIS
TCPA - What You Need to Know About the Circuit Court Decision
Recorded Thursday, March 29
On March 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia released its decision in a pivotal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case.
Join us to learn what this means for your company.
The case challenged the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) 2015 TCPA Order. The court’s decision addresses key issues from that order: the definition of an automatic telephone dialing system, reassigned numbers, and revocation of consent.
Industry experts will discuss the decision, what it means for litigation, and the FCC’s next steps.
This webinar is intended for a broad spectrum of industry professionals. We encourage lawyers, compliance professionals, and business executives to review it's content.
Presenters: Jarrod Shaw, Partner, McGuireWoods | Jared Marx, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Top Fraud Risks Facing Financial Institutions in 2018
Recorded Thursday, February 15
Hear from fraud expert Ann Davidson, VP of Risk Consulting at Allied Solutions, as she breaks down three key areas of risk financial institutions will face in 2018: Synthetic ID Fraud, Synthetic Loan Fraud, and ADA Website Accessibility Compliance Risk.
Presenters: Ann Davidson, VP of Risk Consulting at Allied Solutions
Best Practices for Compliant Borrower Communications
Recorded Thursday, December 7
Complying with all the federal, state and judicial requirements impacting the vehicle finance industry can be daunting for many lenders and servicers which typically lack the legal and compliance resources of larger financial institutions. If not interpreted correctly, lenders and servicers are exposed to penalties, class action lawsuits, and more. This session will examine new and current regulations lenders need to be aware of; what regulators expect regarding content, timing and mailing methods; and best practices to mitigate risk, avoid additional legal expenses, and even build operational efficiencies into the compliance process.
Presenters: Tim Burchard, Managing Regulatory Counsel, LenderLive | Matt Isaacson, Senior Compliance Counsel | Maria Moskver, General Counsel & Enterprise Compliance Officer, LenderLive
Top Ten Debt Collection Lessons from 2017
Recorded Thursday, November 9
Experts from three different law firms will discuss some of the most pressing and thought provoking debt collection lessons from 2017.
Presenters: Kelly Knepper Stevens (Stoneleigh Recovery Associates), Caren Enloe (Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP), and Ethan Ostroff (Troutman Sanders).
How to Win in 2018: New Loan Servicing Strategies
Recorded Thursday, November 2 | 2:00 p.m. ET
Each year, you have to up your game. Customers are raising their expectations for how they want to do business with you. Our new survey tells us that to keep up, auto finance and installment lenders have big plans for rolling out easier loan servicing experiences
Presenters: Stephen Brannon, Senior Vice President, Shaw Systems | Bruce Newmark, Chief Operating Officer, United Auto Credit | Marc Sczesnak, Director of Product Management, ACI Worldwide
Digital Marketing for Finance Companies
The Best Tools to Turn Web Traffic Into Customers
Recorded Thursday, October 19 | 2:00 p.m. ET
GoldPoint Systems will take an in-depth look into the most effective tools to market your finance company and highlight some of the best ways to convert website visitors to loan customers.
Presenters: Chris Collinsworth, Digital Marketing, GoldPoint Systems | Bradley Davis, VP Demand Generation, GoldPoint Systems
What to Do in the Event of a Data Breach
Recorded Wednesday, October 11 | 3:00 p.m. ET
Data breaches, no matter the size, can significantly affect your company. How should you respond to a data breach? How do you identify and comply with your legal obligations? How do you manage reputational risk? Can you prepare in advance? It’s not “if,” but “when.”
Presenters: Jim Cheraq, Partner, Hudson Cook | Meghan Musselman, Partner, Hudson Cook
AFSA Independents Annual Financial Performance Results
Held Tuesday, September 26
During this webinar, RSM US LLP will present the results of their annual financial performance survey. RSM will discuss current trends in the independent consumer finance industry and will share insights on key topics such as growth, funding, leverage, profitability, income and expenses.
Presenters: Ronnie Lee, Partner, RSM US; Morris Marshburn, Partner, RSM US
Five Can't Fail Landing Page Strategies for Lenders, Presented by SourceLink
Recorded August 30, 2017
This webinar explores the role landing pages have in the current lending landscape, and how simple online applications can be greatly enhanced by using testing strategies with landing pages. The presentation will look closely at how lenders who are using landing pages are seeing increased revenues, and explores other topics such as responsive designs, social proof, channel specific pages and the importance of testing.
Presenter: Stephane Gringer, Vice President, Digital Solutions, SourceLink
Preparing Your Company for Compliance with the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) Model
Recorded August 3, 2017
June 2016 was a major milestone with the FASB’s issuance of the long awaited new accounting standard for loan losses. Designated the current expected credit loss model (commonly referred to as “CECL”), the standard requires entities to record credit losses at origination based on a life of loan loss concept. This change will have a significant impact on your company’s capitalization and impact your ability to execute on strategic goals. Learn about the various modeling options for a “life-of-loan” estimate, implementation challenges and best practices to prepare your company for adoption of this required standard. This webinar will also address commonly asked questions such as why the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) changed the rules to the CECL methodology, what the required adoption timeline looks like by type of company, and how this will affect your balance sheet upon adoption.
Presenter: Heather Cozart, Partner, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP
New Keys to Servicing Satisfaction
Recorded May 11, 2017
Customers are changing expectations for the experience that has the most influence on satisfaction - billing and payment. Make happy customers by seeing new survey results on how Americans view and pay auto and installment loans.
Presenters: Jeff Beach, Senior Director - Visa; Steve Kramer, Vice President - ACI Worldwide; Mike Rogers, Vice President - ACI Worldwide
Best Practices Using Alternative Credit Data in Automotive Financial Services
Recorded April 27, 2017
FactorTrust recently researched auto financing sources’ use of alternative credit data in their immediate or near-term business needs. The results reveal their best practices using alternative credit data around
Presenter: Dan Richard, Vice President, FactorTrust
What to Expect from the CFPB in 2017
Recorded February 22, 2017
With the rapidly changing and evolving regulatory environment, this webinar will provide AFSA members with meaningful insights into best practices for mitigating risk and navigating legal and regulatory challenges in the coming year. FIS RISC Solutions provided a brief webinar on what to expect from the CFPB in 2017, highlighting what the bureau is expected to focus on in 2017:
Presenters: Robert W. Cardwell – FIS Managing Director, Consumer Finance & Fair Banking; Allison Smith - FIS Center of Regulatory Intelligence, Director of Research & Communication