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Debt Collection

March 2015, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Better Than Repossession

The misguided attack on starter interrupt devices stems from a fundamental misunderstanding of their function and the benefits they offer to car buyers. 

By Thomas B. Hudson, Esq.

The misguided attack on starter interrupt devices stems from a fundamental misunderstanding of their function and the benefits they offer to car buyers.

Tags: Debt Collection, Legal, Repossessions

December 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Complying With Collections Laws

Some retail installment sales contracts slow the repossession process by requiring dealers to offer customers a chance to cure a default — even though that provision may not be required by state law.

By Tom Hudson

The magazine’s resident legal eagle ponders how laws governing debt collection apply to auto dealers.

Tags: auto dealer, car dealer, Dealership, Debt, Debt Collection, Finance, Legal, Tom Hudson

February 2013, Auto Dealer Today - Feature

Cash Flow Is Everything

By David Keller, CPA, CFE

The magazine’s resident accounting specialist offers a few ideas on how to generate and maintain cash flow. He also issues a couple of warnings to dealers.

Tags: CASH FLOW, Debt Collection, floorplan financing, Investment, Profitability

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