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
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
Indian tribes are urging banks to ignore attempts by New York’s top banking regulator to stop processing transactions for online lenders whose loans allegedly violate state interest-rate caps. The Native American Financial Services Association, a group that represents...read more
NAFSA Applauds New York Attorney General Decision to File Suit against Lender Circumventing Tribal Law
WASHINGTON (August 12, 2013) -- Following a move by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to file suit against Western Sky Loans – an online lender which does not operate under tribal law or abide by tribal regulatory bodies and is not wholly-owned by a...read more
Native American tribes are asking New York State’s top banking regulator to leave their payday loan businesses alone. Regulator Ben Lawsky sent cease-and-desist letters last week to 35 lenders and 112 banks providing or facilitating short-term, high-interest payday...read more
Indian tribes are refusing to comply with a New York financial regulator's attempt to shut down their online-lending operations, arguing the state has no authority and is trying to block legal businesses. Tribes that make loans over the Internet are planning to...read more
NAFSA Directs New York Superintendent of Financial Services to Cease and Desist Discriminatory Actions against Indian Country
WASHINGTON (August 12, 2013) -- Executive Director of Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA) Decries Intimidation Tactics against Legal Businesses- Fighting back against last week's attempt to shutter legal online lending enterprises operated by tribal...read more