California Financial Service Provider Facts

CFSP represents over 800 community oriented store-front locations, and on-line sites, which serve the needs of millions of California consumers.

Our products and services are competitive. Our costs are fully transparent. Our terms are visible on large menu boards at all locations. Customers prefer our community-based personal service vs. an out-of-neighborhood and 'one-size-fits-all' banking institution.

Our check cashing services and alternative loan products (payday, title, and installment) are highly regulated by California State and Federal government agencies.

Our customers understand their financial and cashflow needs. They are fully informed about the terms of our products. When LIFE happens and payback problems arise, our customers benefit from having a one-to-one relationship with our staff. Protections are in place.


Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Welcome Gifts Sponsored by Wilshire Consumer Credit
Signage Sponsored by Moneytree
Audio/Visual Sponsored by The Check Cashing Place
Hotel Key Cards Sponsored by Answers, etc.

3:00-5:00 PM
CFSP Board of Directors Meeting - Salon A
5:00-6:00 PM
Tom & Kathy host Board of Directors WELCOME RECEPTION - Presidential Suite 3213
 Sponsored by 800 LoanMart

Monday, May 8th, 2017

7:00 AM-12:30 PM
CFSP Annual Golf Tournament and Luncheon, Located at Rancho Las Palmas Course
Sponsored by Capital Compliance Experts

8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Exhibitor Set-Up - Located in Salon D

9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Registration Opens - Sponsored by The Western Union Company Located in - Foyer Salons A-D

1:30-3:30 PM
Opening General Session # 1 Located in Salons A, B & C

  • Welcoming Remarks - Thomas Leonard, Executive Director, CFSP
  • President's Remarks, Dan Gwaltney, President
  • Presentation by The Western Union Co
  • Presentation by MoneyGram International
  • Moving Message Through Social Media

Keynote Address - Introduction by Rob Zweig, COO, Check Centers & Joe Coleman, President, RiteCheck Cashing Professor Lisa Servon, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, and Author of The Unbanking of America

A copy of The Unbanking of America will be provided to each attendee as a gift from Check Center & RiteCheck Cashing. Professor Servon will be available for book signing. Professor Servon's travel is psonsored by

3:30 - 4:00 PM
BREAK - Located in Foyer Salons A-D
Sponsored by Continental Currency Services

4:00 - 6:00 PM
General Session # 2 Located in Salons A, B & C

Panel Presentation
Moving Our Message Nationally

  • Moderated by Ed D'Alessio, Executive Director, FiSCA
  • National Legislative Issues - David Schwarz, SVP Community Choice Financial
  • State Legislative Issues - Eric Norrington, SVP Ace Cash Express
  • Association Driven - Melissa Soper SVP Public Affairs Speedy Cash

Panel Presentation
Moving Our Message in California

  •  Moderated by Blake Miraglia, CFSP Legislative Chairman & CEO, Cashbak LLC
  • Jason Schmelzer, CFSP Legislative Advocate, Shaw Yoder Antwih
  • Silvia Shaw Solis, CFSP Legislative Advocate, Shaw Yoder Antwih
  • Jason Kinney, Principal, CA Strategies Public Affairs 
  • Jason Romrell, General Counsel,
  • CFSP Annual Meeting & Elections, CFSP Members Only

6:00 - 8:30 PM
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Event - Located in Salon D
Sponsored by The Western Union Company

Attention Exhibitors! HOT! One-Minute-Mic! Grab the HOT Mic and tell everyone why they need to visit your booth! "MOVE YOUR MESSAGE IN 2017" You've got ONE-Minute to MAKE IT COUNT!

8:30 - 9:30 PM
Desserts & Beverages hosted by netSpend - Sunrise Terrace

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

8:00-11:00 AM
Registration Opens - Sponsored by The Western Union Company Located in - Foyer Salons A-D

7:45-9:30 AM General Session # 3 Located in Salons A, B & C
Coffee/Pastries Hosted by FIS

Panel Presentation
Moving Our Message in California

  • Organizational Efficiencies - Lloyd Weffer, Director of Client Success, Cambeo
  • Driving & Delivering Our Message - Jennifer Robertson, CEO, CheckMate
  • Personal Finance for Real People - Craig Schafer, President, Money Service Centers of Hawaii, Inc.
  • American Disability Act - Martin Orlick, partner JMBM Law Firm, SF

9:30 - 11:30 AM
IT'S CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH TIME - served in Exhibit Hall, Salon D
Sponsored by MoneyGram International

11:30 AM-2:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Close / Exhibitor Dismantle

11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Panel Presentations - Key Components for Compliance - Salon A, B & C
Moderator: Paul, CFSP Legal Counsel

  • Michelle Hemerley, Chief Compliance & BSA Officer, CURO Financial Technologies
  • Jason Spelliscy, CRCM, FIS RESC Solutions, West Region Director, FIS RISC Solutions
  • Marchael Kelly, Field Specialist, CA Department of Business Oversight (DBO)
  • Aggie Clark, President Emeritus, CFSP

1:00 PM
Conference Adjourns - See you in 2018 at the RENAISSANCE HOTEL INDIAN WELLS

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