Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA)
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Payday-Funded Group Cites Payday-Funded Poll to Argue Against CFPB’s Payday Rule
The main payday lending industry trade group contributed $385,000 to the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce from 2011-2014.
CFPB Reality Check: Fact Checking the CFSA’s Lame Anti-CFPB Website
Fact checking the Community Financial Services Association’s lame anti-CFPB website, CFPB Reality Check.
Community Financial Services Association: Spending Millions to Influence Congress and Protect the Interests of Payday Lenders
A well-funded organization, CFSA spends millions lobbying powerful politicians and currying favor with other powerful interests.
The Revolving Doorman: Dennis Shaul of Community Financial Services Association
Shaul worked for the House Financial Services Committee before taking a job that pays him to shill for an industry he once regulated.
The Payday Jet Setter: Billy Webster of Advance America
Meet payday lender and Washington lobbyist Billy Webster. He just loves Advance America’s corporate jet.
The Academic Deceptor: Hilary Miller of Consumer Credit Research Foundation
Miller’s organization funds “independent” University studies of the payday industry, which Miller has been caught editing prior to release.
The Racket Researcher: Melissa Soper of Speedy Cash
Soper’s previous payday loan company financed an organization behind questionable pro-industry academic research.
The Proud Payday Lender: Kim Gardner of Cash USA
One of only three women on the payday industry’s major trade group, Gardner says she’s “proud to be a payday lender.”