WASHINGTON, D.C. and CENTENNIAL, Colo. — On Feb. 17 at 1:30 p.m. ET, the American Financial Services Association and Peak5 will host “Is Now the Time to Consider Outsourcing?” This educational Webinar will focus on outsourcing in today’s economy as it relates to the management of consumer loan portfolios.

"AFSA is very excited to be able to provide such valuable and timely content to consumer finance professionals," said Matt Gannon, AFSA's vice president of marketing and congressional affairs. "Changes in our economy are forcing companies to think outside the box and explore new ways to meet their goals at a lower cost. Outsourcing may be one of those options."

Connections Insights' Marguerite Watanabe will moderate a panel that includes Kevin Barry, CEO of Peak5, Preston Miller, auto industry expert and former AmeriCredit COO, and Robert Micalizzi, director at FirstCity Financial Corp.

"Our panelists represent various areas of financial services," Watanabe said. "They will provide insightful information as to how outsourcing may benefit financial services companies facing the need to improve both the bottom line and operational efficiency in new ways during these challenging times."

Attendees can register for the Webinar here. There is a $20 registration fee for non-AFSA members.