About Us

Welcome to Currents

The official magazine of Financial Service Centers of America (FiSCA), and the authoritative voice for the multi-line financial service center industry.

Financial Service Centers and Check Cashing Operations

If you're a FiSCA member, you will be receiving the three annual issues of Currents delivered straight to your mailbox in 2020. If you're not a FiSCA member, you can easily download the Currents subscription card from this website, or visit this site regularly to view the full digital editions of Currents and our past issue archives.

With each issue of Currents, you'll find pertinent, high-caliber editorial content in a lively and engaging format. This magazine has four primary focus areas:

• To highlight FiSCA's activities in Washington, with both regulators and in Capitol Hill:

• To personalize an often misunderstood segment of American consumers, our customers, who depend upon the industry every day to provide the basic financial services they need; and

• To present research that supports the industry.

• To provide coverage of the MoneyTrends which affect the business operations of FiSCA members.

The magazine's crisp look complements the fresh and growing voice of FiSCA in D.C. and across the country and is part of Currents’ continual evolution as a print magazine and digital edition.

Alternative Financial Services, Check Cashing, Prepaid Cards, Payday Loans

Now celebrating its 16th year as the official publication of FiSCA, Currents has become the must-read publication of the industry: for financial service center operators and owners, alternative financial service providers and regulators and legislators.


Each issue includes in-depth reporting on the latest developments in Washington D.C. pertaining to alternative financial services and news of FiSCA activities. It also includes articles that highlight the industry’s critical role in providing basic financial services, or “financial oxygen” to millions of unbanked and underbanked consumers across the country.

Coverage includes:

  • Chairman's Commentary

  • Washington Report from the Executive Director

  • Regulatory and legislative updates from Washington, D.C.

  • In-depth articles focusing on industry trends and Association activities

  • Profiles and commentary on marketplace trends impacting financial service centers

  • Compliance and legal updates

  • In-depth profiles of the latest research

  • Industry leader interviews