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

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

8:00 AM-3:00 PM
Exhibitor Set-Up - Located in Salon 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 John Weinstein or Rob Zweig Lisa Servon, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, and Author of The Unbanking of America
Co-sponsored by Check Center, RitaCheck and, LLC
A copy of Ms. Servon's book will be included in your welcome bag. Book signing will be available.

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

Speaker Presentations

  • Jason Schmelzer, CFSP Legislative Advocate, Shaw Yoder Antwih
  • Silvia Shaw Solis, CFSP Legislative Advocate, Shaw Yoder Antwih
  • 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! 2 MINUTE DRILL, “Moving YOUR Message in 2017

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

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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

8:00-9:30 AM General Session # 3 Located in Salons A, B & C

Panel Presentation
Moving Our Message in California

  • Dan Gwaltney, President CFSP & CFO Payday Money Centers
  • Blake Miraglia, CFSP Legislative Chairman & CEO, Cashbak LLC

Coffee/Pasties Hosted by

  • Speaker Presentations
  • Invite Pending Laura Udis, CFPB
  • Invite Pending Commissioner Owen , DBO

9:30 - 11:30 AM
IT'S CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH TIME - served in Exhibit Hall, Salon D Co-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 - Located in Salon A, B & C

  • Paul Soter, CFSP Legal Counsel


  • Michelle Hemerley, Chief Compliance & BSA Officer, Speedy Cash Group
  • Cheri Axelrod, The Western Union Company
  • Ryan Spetoskey, The Western Union Company
  • Marchael Kelly, Specialist Examiner, Department of Business Oversight

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

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