Commercial Membership

Available to companies that provide business-to-business commercial financing and/or inventory financing for independent auto dealers. These companies do not qualify for Active (Consumer Credit Company) membership, since they are not involved in consumer lending. 

What is the Cost to Join?
For membership fees contact Sheilah Harrison, AFSA Vice President, Member Services.

Why Should Commercial Finance Companies Join AFSA?
Commercial finance companies that join AFSA will be part of a strong, vibrant financial services trade association. Many provide inventory financing to independent automobile dealers and work closely with the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA). Commercial finance executives play a major role in the oversight and success of the AFSA Credit Summit for Fixed Income Investors and serve in leadership roles.

Who are AFSA’s Commercial Members?
Among the commercial members are AuctionCredit, Automotive Finance Corporation, Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation, John Deere Financial, and NextGear Capital.

Top Benefits of Commercial Membership
  • Receive regular updates on key legislative activities and timely alerts on developments in the U.S. related to your company’s specific industry segment.
  • Access to the association’s weekly online newsletter, AFSA Newsbriefs, which provides timely information and readers with a snapshot of the latest AFSA and industry news with links to more indepth information.
  • Receive registration fee discounts at all AFSA conferences.
  • Access to more than 100 qualified investors that attend the AFSA Credit Summit for Fixed Income Investors Conference. Showcase your company’s value to the investment community during an individual company presentation, schedule one-on-one investor meetings and conduct small group discussions.
  • Participate on committees and join divisions to maximize the value of your commercial membership. Key committees for commercial members include: Financial Relations, Law, National Title Solutions Forum, Operations & Regulatory Compliance Committee, State Government Affairs, Vehicle Commercial Credit Committee, and Vehicle Risk Management Committee. These committees offer opportunities to exchange information and network with peers from other companies.
  • Invest in the development of your company’s future leaders at the AFSA Leadership Development Program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Join Now!

Review the AFSA Guiding Principles then Complete a Commercial Membership Application (PDF) and email it to Sheilah Harrison, Vice President, Member Services  or call (202) 466-8602.