The Native American Financial Services Association represents the interests of Native American owned financial services providers
Protecting Native American sovereign rights and creating economic opportunities in Indian Country. We are NAFSA.
The Key Missions Of NAFSA Include:
To protect and preserve the sovereignty of Native American tribes while offering an unprecedented opportunity for tribal economic growth.
Growing Opportunity for Indian Country in the Financial Services Industry
Advancing Financial Literacy in Tribal Communities
Increasing Career Opportunities for Native Americans in the Financial Services Industry
NAFSA NEWS & UPDATES
Tribes Involved in Native American Defense of Sovereign Rights Obtain a Court Order to Expedite the Case
WASHINGTON, DC (August 26, 2013) – In a new development in Otoe-Missouria Tribe, et al. v. N.Y. State Department of Financial Services, et al., where two federally-recognized Native American tribes are suing the Department and its Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky to...read more
Despite a clear precedent in last year’s victory by tribal lenders against Colorado regulators, New York state authorities are mounting yet another attempt to erode tribal sovereign rights to operate businesses without state interference. New York’s banking czar,...read more
Two American Indian Tribes said they sued New York state’s financial regulatory agency and its head over his crackdown on businesses that do lending over the Internet, some of which are tribally-owned. A lawsuit seeking a court order against Benjamin Lawsky,...read more
Native American Tribes Launch Legal Action against State of New York in Major Defense of Tribal Sovereignty
WASHINGTON (August 21, 2013) -- After recent actions by New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) Administrator Benjamin Lawsky to unlawfully intimidate Native American tribes and the legal and licensed businesses they run, a coalition of Tribes has filed a...read more
A recent piece by Ed Mierzwinski of the U.S. Public Interest Research Group ["Regulators Play 'Whack-a-Mole' With Predatory Lenders," August 13] vilifying the short-term, online lending industry as "predatory" grossly misrepresented companies focused on serving the...read more
An association of online lenders operated by Native American tribes called on banks to resist pressure from New York State to cut them off from the nation’s primary payment system. The Native American Financial Services Association said the state’s regulators are...read more