The Rest of the Story on the WSJ’s Debt Consolidation Article November 11, 2019

Over the weekend, The Wall Street Journal published a story entitled “More Borrowers Are Going Underwater on Car Loans.” The story dramatizes the experiences of a handful of consumers who have refinanced their auto loan or rolled a previous loan balance onto a new loan, and how this activity has affected their financial outlooks.

Himpler Op-Ed Appears in Military Times November 08, 2019

The Military Times this morning published an op-ed from AFSA President & CEO Bill Himpler entitled On consumer credit and unintended consequences. The piece pushes back on an early op-ed arguing in favor of rate cap legislation. Himpler argues that policy proposals that advocate for rate caps have unintended consequences that are often ignored.

Read the full story in the Military Times.

AFSA Members Stand with Neighbors Hit by Hardship November 07, 2019

As California’s fire fighters continue to contain the state’s wildfires, residents in Northern and Southern California have begun to return to those areas that have been deemed safe to pick up the pieces and rebuild what was lost. Insurance may cover some of the cost, but often those in the path of fires, hurricanes or tornadoes turn to AFSA member companies to help them get their lives back on track.