SoCal AFP | Southern California Association for Financial Professionals

President's Message

We are honored and excited to serve as Co-President’s for the 2016-2017 term. The Southern California Association for Financial Professionals is in its 42nd year and we have great expectations for the value the Association will deliver to our members and guests. SoCal AFP’s purpose is offer the highest quality in education events and networking opportunities.

To get the best value from SoCal AFP, we encourage you to get involved – attend our events; participate on one of our committees; provide your feedback; and become a member! This is your Association... let's make it happen together!

We look forward to seeing you at SoCal AFP events!

Michael Hards, CTP
Co-President
Michael Hards, CTP
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
(949) 287-0442
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Zoya Lieberman, CTP
Co-President
Zoya Lieberman, CTP
Informa Research Services
(818) 961-8627
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Upcoming Events

January 18th, 2018
Bowling/Networking Mixer

February 8th, 2018
Double Header Program/Networking Reception

May 10th, 2018
37th Annual SoCal EXPO
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News Items
For NACHA's Same Day ACH, The Debit Debut
In payments, some rollouts come with fanfare. Apple comes to mind. Fitness watches are a recent entrant of pageantry.
For NACHA, there's a rollout of a different sort, with far-reaching impact on how, who and when consumers and enterprises see funds flow. No confabs here, or webcasts with smoke and mirrors and rock music. Think of it as a quiet sea change amid the financial landscape.
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CLEARR And CHOICE On The Hill, But Not On Payments Regs
Lest you think the words above are incongruous, consider they're all connected by a spate of legislation looming large on Capitol Hill, with the potential to impact everything from banking firms to payday lenders to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
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SWIFT Has 22 Global Banks Join Its Blockchain Proof Of Concept Initiative
SWIFT has announced news that 22 global banks recently joined its blockchain proof of concept (PoC) initiative, which is part of the company's global payments innovation (gpi) service aimed to "re-arm the correspondent banking system for a new age of technological disruption."
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