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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: IStockPhoto.com/Brauns 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.
NADA Economist: Trump Needs to Clarify Economic Policy Goals
NADA Chief Economist Steven Szakaly says a clear set of economic policy goals delivered before the New Year would go a long way to ensuring that any immediate uncertainties are smoothed over.
Magazine Offers Details on Compliance Summit Program
Scheduled for Aug. 29-30, Compliance Summit is designed to deliver a crash course in federal regulations and enforcement action to help dealers, agents and industry execs build sustainable sales and F&I processes without sacrificing productivity and profitability.

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Judge Again Rules in Favor of Trump in Battle for Control of CFPB
A federal judge denied a request by a high-ranking CFPB official for a preliminary injunction to remove President Trump’s appointee as acting head of the agency. The decision sets the stage for a possible appeal.
Chase Joins AutoFi’s Digital Retailing Platform
Through the newly forged partnership, Chase will deliver financing terms online through the AutoFi Platform. The finance source is the first national bank to join the Ford Credit-backed AutoFi platform.
Dealertrack Unveils 2018 Compliance Guide
Dealertrack has released the 13th edition of its Compliance Guide, a free resource for industry members, including dealers and F&I professionals.
Survey: Online F&I Improves CSI
Customers who are able to initiate the financing and F&I product selection process online report a better overall car-buying experience, according to a new survey from SpringboardAuto.
Dent Wizard Rolls Out New F&I Programs
Road hazard tire-and-wheel, key protection with Tile Technology and optional add-on coverages highlight the F&I product provider’s new offerings.
Audi Captive Joins AutoGravity Network
The fintech firm has added Audi Financial Services to its car-shopping and financing platform, which now allows Audi shoppers to find their chosen vehicle at the dealership of their choice and secure financing through the carmaker’s captive in four easy steps.
StoneEagle Welcomes New CEO
Cindy Allen has been named CEO of StoneEagle, joining an executive leadership team that includes founder and chairman Bobby Allen and managing partner Brent Allen.
F&I Express, F&I Admin Launch Product Cancellation Platform
A strategic partnership between F&I Express and F&I Administration Solutions was designed to create the industry’s first electronic F&I product cancelation process.
Manheim Hosts ‘Digital Block Sale’ for BMW Financial
The November event allowed dealers to access BMW Financial Services inventory from three Manheim sites via the factory’s Performance Center in Thermal, Calif.
NY AG Sues Two Dealerships Over the Sale of Etch
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a lawsuit against Victory Mitsubishi of Larchmont and Victory Suzuki of the Bronx, charging the stores with selling an ‘unwanted and bogus’ anti-theft product.