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September 19, 2018 - Industry News

FTC Shuts Down Websites Offering Fake Pay Stubs for Sale

The operators of websites that sold fake pay stubs and other financial documents have agreed to permanently shut down their business as part of separate settlements with the Federal Trade Commission, the regulator announced this week.

Tags: compliance, F&I office, Federal Trade Commission, fraud, pay stubs

September 17, 2018 - Industry News

Black Book HAV Data Now Integrated Into defi SOLUTIONS’ LOS Platform

Defi SOLUTIONS is the first loan origination platform to include Black Book’s History Adjusted Valuations data feed. Users can now identify undesirable deals prior to the origination process, improve advance amounts, prevent fraud, and use HAV to set floors more accurately when remarketing.

Tags: advances, auto finance, Black Book, defi SOLUTIONS, F&I manager, Loan Origination System, LOS, Originations

September 13, 2018 - Industry News

Brown & Brown Acquires F&I Resources

With the acquisition, terms of which were not disclosed, the F&I Resources team will become part of Brown & Brown’s auto, RV, and powersports practice, which operates under the leadership of Mike Neal, president of the company’s Brown & Brown of Kentucky subsidiary.

Tags: agents, Brown & Brown, F&I products, F&I Resources, third-party administration, warranty

September 12, 2018 - Industry News

Regional Acceptance Joins Dealertrack Accelerated Title

The subprime finance source has selected Dealertrack's Accelerated Title solution to handle its title and release process for dealers accepting cars in on trade.

Tags: Accelerated Title, auto finance, Dealertrack, Regional Acceptance Corp., trade-in vehicles

September 12, 2018 - Industry News

CDK Global Adds AutoFi, New Integrations to Fortellis Commerce Exchange

CDK Global announced on Tuesday that AutoFi has agreed to consume digital retailing APIs from the Fortellis Automotive Consumer Exchange Platform. Equifax, one of the platform’s inaugural publishers, also said on Tuesday it will publish new APIs for the platform.

Tags: auto finance, AutoFi, CDK Global, digita, digital retailing, Equifax, Fintech, Fortellis, online F&I

September 11, 2018 - Industry News

Total Outstanding Auto Portfolio Balances Top $1.25 Trillion

Total outstanding auto portfolio balances reached $1.27 trillion through May, the first time balances have surpassed $1.25 trillion.

Tags: auto finance, Equifax, Outsanding Auto Loan Balances

September 7, 2018 - Industry News

Ganther to Tackle MLA, CFPB, Employee Privacy at Compliance Summit

Attorney, dealer compliance expert, and Compliance Summit regular Jim Ganther will take on such pressing topics as the Military Lending Act revision, compliance in the post-CFPB era, and employee privacy in a workshop session at the upcoming event.

September 6, 2018 - Industry News

Pa. Dealer Agrees to Pay $2.1 Million to End Prosecution Into Bank Fraud

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Hallman Chevrolet falsified loan documents as well as costume jewelry brought in by customers as collateral for purported down payments over a six-year period beginning in 2009. The dealer, David Hallman, accepted responsibility for the scheme and agreed to pay a $1.4 million fine and more than $737,000 in restitution to end federal prosecution.

Tags: bank fraud, compliance, down payment, Hallman Chevrolet, U.S. Attorney's Office

September 5, 2018 - Industry News

AG Coalition: CFPB Has 'No Authority to Overrule' High Court’s ECOA Interpretation

A coalition of 14 attorneys general warned CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney against taking any action to reinterpret ECOA as not providing for disparate impact liability — signaling that the fight over dealer participation might not be over.

Tags: attorneys general, auto finance, CFPB, compliance

September 4, 2018 - Industry News

Edmunds: Zero Percent Finance Deals Evaporate in August

Two years ago, zero percent finance deals accounted for 14.6% of transactions. Last month, they only accounted for 7.4%. Edmunds analysts point to higher interest rates as one of the reasons for the scarcity in zero percent finance deals in August.

Tags: auto finance, Auto Loans, Edmunds, incentives, zero percent financing

September 3, 2018 - Industry News

Report: Trump Tax Cuts Affect Reinsurance Profits

A new report from Portfolio details the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the six most common reinsurance program types and explains why at least one is now no longer advisable for most dealers.

August 31, 2018 - Industry News

David Lewis to Keynote Industry Summit 2018

The event designed to ‘Protect the Future of F&I’ will feature a keynote address by trainer David Lewis, who will teach dealers and F&I professionals how to improve their production by $350 per copy.

August 30, 2018 - Industry News

Experian: Finance Amounts, Monthly Payments Reach New Highs in Q2

Affordability remains a concern despite finance sources continuing to tighten underwriting standards, according to the firm. Consumers, however, seem unfazed, with outstanding balances climbing to a new record high.

Tags: auto finance, average finance amount, delinquencies, Experian Automotive, Monthly Payments

August 29, 2018 - Industry News

PayLink Direct Wins Top Honor in 2018 DCAs

PayLink Direct won the first-place Diamond award for F&I Financing, a new category in this year’s Dealers’ Choice Awards.

August 28, 2018 - Industry News

VisionMenu Integrates With Dominion DMS

VisionMenu today announced integration with Dominion DMS, allowing Dominion dealers to pull information into the F&I menu maker’s suite of software selling solutions.

Tags: DMS, DMS integration, Dominion Dealer Solutions, F&I menu, software, VisionMenu

August 27, 2018 - Industry News

‘Ask Frenchy’ to Win a Free Trip to Industry Summit

Dealers and F&I professionals are invited to submit their most challenging customer objections to IAS’s Eric ‘Frenchy’ Mélon for a chance to win free registration, hotel room, and recognition at this year’s Industry Summit, which heads to Orlando, Fla., in October.

August 23, 2018 - Industry News

Senate Committee Narrowly Confirms Trump's Pick to Head BCFP

The U.S. Senate Banking Committee narrowly approved the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to head the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. The vote sends her nomination to the full Senate for consideration.

Tags: auto finance, compliance, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Donald Trump, Mick Mulvaney

August 17, 2018 - Industry News

LoJack: Dead Batteries Kill Lead Conversion, Service Retention

A new report from LoJack details how dead batteries and missing inventory can slow the sales process and cost dealers fixed ops revenue.

August 14, 2018 - Industry News

F&I Dealer of the Year Nomination Period Extended to Aug. 24

Dealership employees, general agents, vendors, finance sources, and F&I product providers are encouraged to nominate their stores and dealer clients for F&I and Showroom's F&I Dealer of the Year award, sponsored by American Financial & Automotive Services Inc.

Tags: DOY Pacesetters, DOY Winners, F&I director, F&I manager

August 14, 2018 - Industry News

McCormick to Emcee Industry Summit

Rick McCormick of Reahard & Associates will serve as master of ceremonies for Industry Summit 2018 this October in Orlando, Fla.

August 13, 2018 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Lender Availability, Responsiveness Drive Satisfaction

Big winners in the firm’s 2018 U.S Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study include Mercedes-Benz Financial Services in the Captive Luxury Segment, Volkswagen Credit in the Captive Mass Market segment, Citizens One Auto Finance in the Noncaptive category, and TD Auto Finance in Floorplan.

Tags: auto finance, Citizens One Auto Finance, J.D. Power, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, TD Auto Finance, U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study, Volkswagen Credit

August 9, 2018 - Industry News

Equifax: Subprime Pullback Continued in Q1

Subprime originations fell 4.5% from a year ago to 1.841 million in the first quarter, a period in which total outstanding balances topped a quarter trillion, the firm reported.

Tags: auto finance, Auto Leases, Equifax, loan originations

August 6, 2018 - Industry News

Industry Summit to Focus on the Future of F&I

Online F&I will be a key focus at Industry Summit 2018, which will allow dealers to learn about the challenges and opportunities ahead for the F&I product side of the business while their F&I teams get compliance certified and trained by the best in the business.

Tags: Ask Frenchy, Automotive Compliance Education, Compliance Summit, F&I training, Industry Summit, objection handling, PALS

August 3, 2018 - Industry News

Line\5 Unveils New Services for Auto Dealers

Line\5 announced the addition of a no-fee first payment default guarantee option and new funding options.

August 2, 2018 - Industry News

FTC Charges Arizona Group With Falsifying Incomes on Consumer Credit Apps

According to the regulator, this was the FTC’s first action alleging income falsification by dealerships. Charged are the owners of Tate’s Auto Group, which operates four dealerships in Arizona and New Mexico, near the border of the Navajo Nation.

Tags: auto finance, compliance, Federal Trade Commission, income falsification, Tate's Auto

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