NAFSA Applauds Passage of HEARTH Act

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) today applauded the federal government for passing into law the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act, legislation...

OWN’s Lisa Ling Highlights Troubles in Indian Country

Native American Lenders Applaud Oprah Winfrey Network’s Lisa Ling for Highlighting Troubles in Indian Country Washington, DC – Today, in response to a recent episode of Our America with Lisa Ling on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), the Native American Financial...

Democratic senators, Indian tribes battle over payday lender bill

Sen. Jeff Merkley is looking to crack down on payday lenders taking their business online. But his effort could be complicated by a group of Native American lenders who are crying foul over the measure and say it intrudes on tribal sovereignty. Earlier this week,...

A boost in economy

Tribal governments are looking to the lending industry for the kind of economic boost that casino gambling has offered over the past 25 years. “We are excited. It’s really a dynamic time for tribes in terms of a new economic development opportunity for...

Turtle Mountain tribe launches online loan service

The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa has teamed up with a financial service company run by a former Google executive to launch an online lending business. The tribally-owned BlueChip Financial opened an office in Belcourt July 5 with 12 employees. Additional hiring is...
Groups Join Forces to Protect Native American Lenders

Groups Join Forces to Protect Native American Lenders

The Native American Lending Alliance and the Native American Fair Commerce Coalition have merged into a new organization, the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA). Two Native American groups that have pushed back against criticism of American Indian...

Tribal Nations Unite to Defend Sovereign Rights

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Native American Tribes from across the United States have joined together to announce the formation of the Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA). The new group has been formed to promote...

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