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
UPDATE: On February 16th, the D.C. Circuit court announced that it would rehear the PHH case en banc. Its previous ruling is now vacated, including the Court’s holding that the structure of the CFPB is unconstitutional. The constitutionality question is expected to be...read more
On February 6th, the Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R- TX), shared a memorandum to his leadership team outlining his vision on restructuring the Dodd-Frank Act, including subjecting the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...read more
You may have heard the word “FinTech,” but what exactly does it mean? FinTech stands for “financial technologies” and represents new financial methods of services such as smart phone money transfers, online small business loans, bitcoin and blockchain based public...read more
In July 2016 Google announced a policy change around payday loans and banned ads for financial solutions and various kinds of online loans. While this total ban may weed out some predatory payday loans or those with extremely high APRs, NAFSA believes that this ban...read more
In less than a decade, tribal online lending has become a multi-billion dollar business. Its success rivals the first few years of Indian gaming following the 1988 passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, when tribal gaming revenues rose from a few hundred million...read more
Thomas Paul to be named new acting director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection
On February 8, acting FTC Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen named Tom Pahl as Acting Director, of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau Of Consumer Protection, replacing Jessica Rich who served in that capacity since 2013. Pahl was a partner at DC law firm Arnold Golden...read more