F&I Think Tank: Opening Session to Focus on Auto Finance's Cool-Down
In 2017’s opening quarter, auto loan balances registered single-digit growth for the first time in four years, while subprime auto financing fell to a 10-year low. F&I trainers Tony Dupaquier and Shaka Dyson will translate what the trends mean to the F&I office. They'll also offer strategies for uncovering a finance source’s appetite and training the desk on proper deal structure.
Industry Summit Extends Early Bird Deadline
Attendees who register by midnight this Friday, Aug. 18, will enjoy a $100 discount on a full-conference pass. Industry Summit is co-located with The Best Training Day Ever and includes F&I Think Tank, the Special Finance Conference, Compliance Summit, and Automotive Compliance Specialist certification by Automotive Compliance Education.
MUSA Auto Finance Launches Leasing Portal
The finance source’s new portal was designed to automate what has been a typically complicated process. With its launch, MUSA is looking to sign up dealers in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia.
Fusion Auto Finance Acquires GrooveCar Family of Brands
The GrooveCar Family of Brands includes CU Xpress Lease, an auto lease program for credit unions with a portfolio exceeding $5 billion and more than 100,000 vehicles, and GrooveCar Direct, an online auto buying platform exclusively for credit union members. The acquisition also includes CU Xpress Lease CA, CUAutoCoupon, and GrooveCar Inc.
Toyota, Lexus Captives Add Key Replacement
The new protection is being offered as an added enhancement to the captives’ tire-and-wheel program and will be offered as a standalone product later this year. The product is being administered by Safe-Guard Products International.
F&I Think Tank: Shark Tank Trainers Revealed
Four of the industry’s top F&I trainers will be swimming the aisles during F&I Think Tank’s Shark Tank, a stump the pro-like session that will allow attendees to get answers to their most troublesome customer objections, deal situations and departmental issues.