The AFSA Difference
AFSA’s members benefit from an action-oriented trade association that anticipates and deals with short- and long-term industry challenges.
AFSA’s initiatives allow its members to:
Receive a high ROI on membership and save money by joining ONE association that services all of your needs, whether you have many product lines or just one. AFSA is focused on niche market issues as well as the larger picture.
Impact legislation – AFSA leads industry initiatives on major legislation impacting the consumer finance industry. Examples include the industry’s outreach in response to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and new Home Mortgage Disclosure Act reporting requirements highlighting mortgage lending to minorities.
Participate in campaign-style advocacy – AFSA conducts strong public affairs initiatives, including grassroots activities, media outreach and issues advertising to establish a positive identity for the industry.
Outreach the investment community –AFSA holds an annual investors conference in the U.S. that features many of the largest debt issuers in the finance industry. This two-day conference bring together professionals responsible for credit and investment decisions with senior management of finance companies, rating agencies and the industry’s bankers. www.investinthefinanceindustry.com
Join industry leaders – Becoming an AFSA member puts you in touch with other leaders and top management in the financial services industry.
Network across the industry – AFSA provides specialized conference events that bring together industry leaders and their partners in the finance arena to explore collaborative solutions to issues in the card, mortgage lending, personal loan and vehicle finance areas.
Stay apprised of current events – AFSA updates members on regulatory and legislative developments impacting the financial services industry. The association’s weekly electronic newsletter, AFSA Newsbriefs, provides the latest member, card, mortgage, personal loan, and vehicle finance news. Breaking news alerts related to specific industry segments are emailed to the membership.
Promote a worthwhile cause – AFSA’s affiliate, the AFSA Education Foundation, advocates the importance of educating consumers of all ages on personal finance topics. The foundation is a cause worth supporting that benefits members’ customers and the public as a whole. www.afsaef.org