The Basic Benefits

CFSA works to enhance your membership experience.

Membership in CFSA is comprised of two types of members: Payday advance companies and affiliated businesses and service providers. All members receive the basic membership benefits outlined below. Additional benefits are available depending on the category of membership selected.

  • CFSA ‘YOUR GUIDE’ BROCHURE: Communicate consistently with customers about the benefits and responsible use of payday advances through this informative, easy-to-read guide.

  • LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY REPORT: Get the latest legislative and regulatory movement through an aggregation of bills, referendums, and other ballot initiatives.

  • STATE LAW MATRIX: The legal landscape in our industry is constantly evolving. Download the latest matrix of various state laws—but one of the many resources available to CFSA members.

  • E-MAIL ALERTS: Stay informed about breaking developments at the national and state levels as they happen.

  • BEST PRACTICES: By adopting CFSA’s Best Practices, logo and displaying the membership seal and countercard, you will join a select network of trusted payday advance providers.

  • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: Benefit from a team that works aggressively to inform opinion leaders and to insert the industry’s perspective into the public domain.

  • GRASSROOTS STRATEGY: Reap the benefit of our customer-based grassroots program.

  • inREVIEW: CFSA’s weekly newsletter highlights member activity, state and federal updates, along with the latest developments in the financial services industry.

  • ADVOCACY: In state capitols across the country, and repeated in Washington, CFSA works tirelessly to educate legislators and policymakers about the payday advance industry.

  • DAILY MEDIA CLIPS: Receive breaking news via daily e-mails containing state and national press coverage of the payday advance industry.

  • WEB SITE LOG-IN: View or print research studies, get pointers on talking to the media, ask questions of our consultants, among various other multi-media resources.

Connecting With Our Communities

Managing household finances can be a daunting task. However, by using solid budgeting and savings techniques, you can accomplish major financial goals. In the Customer Resource Center, CFSA offers a variety of payday advance resources that support and encourage responsible lending practices, and highlight the vital role of our members’ stores in neighborhoods near you.

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Here you will find an aggregate of industry research, comprehensive data, and benchmarking tools from the short-term lending industry. They cover all payday advance business areas – consumer demographics, media hits, the latest policy initiatives, among others. Click here to access to the partner's resource library.

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For Our Policymakers

CFSA works at the federal, state, and local levels educate legislators and regulators about the role of payday advances in the broader financial services arena. This section provides resources for policymakers who believe in access to credit, want to preserve financial options and ensure balanced, substantive consumer protections. Click here to enter the Policymaker Resource Library.