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Fraud Alert: Dealer Loses $88K to ID Thief
A web-savvy sales manager made a sweet deal that went sour when the ‘buyer’ turned out to be a sophisticated online scammer.
How to Achieve Compliance Confidence
Got three minutes? Read this three-part briefing on the agencies, topics and resources you need to know to avoid compliance issues in 2018.
Find Technology That Supports Your Winning Strategy
Arm yourself with the three questions every dealer should ask of every technology provider.
Create the Best Reward System for Your Team
Rebuild your dealership's employee-recognition program by offering tangible, personally valuable rewards for a job well done.
Don’t Fire Your Best F&I Manager
Looking to thin your F&I herd? Advanced analytics prove there are better ways to judge performance than PVR alone.
Data Control and the DMS
Learn how Mike Esposito changed careers from engineering to auto retail and dealer software.
President Donald Trump promised sweeping regulatory reform on the campaign trail and could play a pivotal role in easing or eliminating some regulations affecting the auto finance industry. Photo by Gage Skidmore 5 Ways Trump Can Alter Finance
Auto dealer regulations face an uncertain future under the Trump presidency. Two California-based attorneys take a look at the road ahead for the CFPB, the FTC, and state regulators.
Photo: CFPB Still Needs Schooling on Credit Sales
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking baby steps toward financial literacy, but it remains far from the head of the class.
Minimize Your Loaner Losses
Accounting expert offers a three-step plan for recovering loss of use and value on loaner car damage claims.
Hudson: My Job Application to Mr. Trump
In response to rumors that President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to oust the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's director, the magazine’s legal eagle says he’s the right man for the job.

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RouteOne’s MaximTrak Rolls Out Digital Retailing Platform
MaximTrak aims to redefine the F&I transaction with its new FLITE ENGAGE digital retailing platform. Designed to provide an omnichannel experience, the platform can be used by dealership personnel in the showroom or by consumers on their mobile device.
Zurich to Showcase F&I Online Consumer Education Program at NADA
Zurich continues to enhance its digital presence with the introduction of a co-branded F&I landing page dealers can add to their websites. The new offering, which will be on display at NADA 2018, is designed to educate internet shoppers about F&I protection products.
DealerSocket to Display Enhanced Auto Retail Tech at NADA
DealerSocket has announced improvements related to CRM, sales, inventory, and pricing to coincide with this week’s NADA convention.
AutoLoop Acquires Trade-In Valet
The acquisition adds a new online appraisal tool to AutoLoop’s suite of dealership sales and service solutions.
RouteOne, ODE Alliance Targets Longstanding F&I Challenges
Officials with both companies said the technology convergence resulting from the new alliance will eliminate the need for traditional system-to-system integration and creates the broadest access point in the industry for dealers to connect with finance sources, OEMs, and F&I product providers.
Zurich Joins Dealertrack Network
Zurich North America has joined Dealertrack’s aftermarket network in a move designed to help dealers deliver a ‘more digitized’ experience for car buyers.
GWC Warranty Appoints Strategic Brand Manager
F&I product provider GWC Warranty today announced the addition of Emily Dwyer as its new strategic brand manager.
Darwin Partners With RouteOne
A new partnership between Darwin Automotive and RouteOne was designed to connect dealers with online car shoppers without compromising F&I production.
Ford Launches Online Sales and F&I Website
Ford Motor Co. has launched Ready.Shop.Go., a new ‘online experience’ designed to allow car buyers to find a vehicle, make a deal, and apply for financing.
AUL Names Jose Fleites CIO
AUL Corp. has expanded its executive leadership team with the hire of Jose Fleites as chief information officer.