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AFSAEF Releases New MoneySKILL Courses on AFSA University

April 26th, 2021|Comments Off on AFSAEF Releases New MoneySKILL Courses on AFSA University

Coinciding with Financial Capability Month, the AFSA Education Foundation has released three new MoneySKILL® personal finance courses on the AFSA University training and education platform. The platform provides important compliance training for AFSA companies, [...]

Financial Capability Month: Focus on the Jump$tart Coalition

April 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Financial Capability Month: Focus on the Jump$tart Coalition

On March 31, 2021, the White House issued a proclamation on National Financial Capability Month, which has been recognized every April since 2003 in the United States. The proclamation noted that financial education builds [...]

Illinois Letter Counters “Public Banks and Postal Service” Claims

March 30th, 2021|Comments Off on Illinois Letter Counters “Public Banks and Postal Service” Claims

A devastating new law that will destroy non-bank lending in Illinois recently received support in the form of an opinion piece in the Chicago Sun-Times. In it, the authors claim that public banks and [...]

Accelerating Bank Branch Closures Mean More Credit Deserts

March 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Accelerating Bank Branch Closures Mean More Credit Deserts

US banks closed 148 branches, nationwide in February, according to a report from S&P Global. This continues a worrying trend that promises to increase the prevalence of “credit deserts”. These are geographies where widespread [...]

AFSA Highlights New Mexico SB 66 Anti-Consumer Bill

March 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on AFSA Highlights New Mexico SB 66 Anti-Consumer Bill

A post by our friends at the American Financial Services Association (AFSA), highlighted the deeply problematic nature of New Mexico’s Senate Bill 66, which will “force [lending] businesses to shutter and their consumers into [...]

CEI to CFPB: No Rate Caps on Small Dollar Loans

February 5th, 2021|Comments Off on CEI to CFPB: No Rate Caps on Small Dollar Loans

A recent blog post by Iain Murray at the Competitive Enterprise Institute acknowledges rising concerns that the new leadership at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) might renew attempts to impose a price cap [...]