OUR MEMBER'S STORIES
Native American tribes have suffered a history of staggering unemployment rates, limited opportunities, and a lack of access to fundamental resources. Tribes began financial services businesses to combat this history and create real change for the future. E-commerce has been a vehicle for supporting economic growth, tribal services, and tribal development.
The Latest Financial News
Senate Banking Committee Ranking Member Tim Scott Exploring Presidential Run
Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) recently announced a presidential exploratory committee, which has been the clearest sign of his intentions to run for the Republican nomination in 2024. An exploratory committee allows him to raise money that could be transferred to an...
More Than Half of Workforce Likely to Look for New Job Within the Next Year
A new report from Bankrate found that 56 percent of U.S. adults who are employed or seeking a new job are likely going to look for a new job over the next year, which is up from 51 percent who said they were seeking new employment last year. This includes 37 percent...
Governments Around the World Exploring BNPL Regulation
Governments around the world have started considering regulations to apply many existing credit laws to the buy now, pay later (BNPL) market. Since the BNPL market began, it has been mostly free from government oversight like many other tech products, but pending...
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Our Digital Financial Literacy Program
Too many consumers mismanage their budgets, make poor investment decisions, and fail to properly plan for the future. NAFSA is committed to empowering people with the skills they need to change this trend and thrive financially. NAFSA’s Financial Literacy Program offers an assortment of digital modules covering a wide variety of financial topics, including building emergency savings, mortgage education, and retirement planning.
Tribal Online Lending Best Practices
NAFSA has developed Best Practices for the exclusive use of all NAFSA Members as it relates to their Tribal Online Lending businesses. We believe these Best Practices will help ensure consumer protection, quality service, and positive customer and industry interactions during the life of the loans made by tribal lending entities who are NAFSA members. Our Best Practices apply to all stages of the loan, including marketing, origination, servicing, collecting, and ongoing data privacy.
The Impact of Tribal Financial Services
Coming from a history of staggering unemployment rates, limited opportunities, and lack of access to fundamental resources, Native American tribes began online lending businesses to create real change for the future. Internet commerce has been a vehicle for supporting economic growth, tribal services, and tribal development. These are their stories.
There are more than 570 federally-recognized tribes in the United States, many of whom are spread across in diverse areas. This has left a need for other tribal economic development opportunities to create sustainability and jobs on Native American reservations.
Tribal Financial Services:
Create jobs & economic development on tribal lands
Increase the financial independence of tribes
Deploy sovereignty & bolster tribal self-determination
To advocate for tribal sovereignty, promote responsible financial services, and provide better economic opportunity in Indian Country for the benefit of tribal communities.