December 14, 2017 - Industry News
One industry analyst said the quarter-point hike will result in new-vehicle sales dropping below 17 million units in 2018, noting that the Fed Reserve’s previous three increases are responsible for fewer new leases and this year’s shift from new to used.
Tags: auto finance, auto loan, F&I office, Federal Reserve, interest rates
November 6, 2017 - Industry News
The Southern California-based dealer group was charged with violating a 2014 administrative order prohibiting it from misrepresenting in advertisements how much consumers could pay to finance or lease a vehicle.
Tags: compliance, Consumer Leasing Act, Federal Trade Commission, Norm Reeves, Truth in Lending Act
November 2, 2017 - Industry News
The bureau concedes in its report that consumers are financing larger amounts and are electing for longer-term loans to keep monthly payments affordable. However, the regulator also notes that longer-term loans aren't having the desired effect in terms of default rates.
Tags: auto finance, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, default rates, Long Loan Terms, Subprime Financing
AutoNation has agreed to support Waymo’s fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrids and plans to expand the partnership as Waymo grows and diversifies its fleet.
Tags: AutoNation, mobility, Self Driving, Waymo
August 29, 2017 - Industry News
In a surprise addition to the P&A Leadership Summit agenda, Matthew Bartle and David Marcus of Bartle & Marcus LLC will address General Motors’ recent directives regarding the sale of non-OEM parts and service contracts.
Tags: Administrators, F&I product provider, F&I products, General Motors, PALS
August 24, 2017 - Industry News
General Motors dealers who sell non-GM service contracts, parts and accessories must now disclose to their customers that the products are not backed by the automaker. Dealers who don’t comply face possible termination of their franchise agreement.
Tags: aftermarket accessories, California New Car Dealers Association, compliance, General Motors, NADA, National Automobile Dealers Association, Regulations, vehicle service contracts
August 16, 2017 - Industry News
Trainer, author, forecaster and industry firebrand Jim Ziegler will deliver the keynote address at the upcoming Compliance Summit.
Tags: auto finance, compliance, Compliance Summit, F&I manager, F&I office, Jim Ziegler
August 15, 2017 - Industry News
In 2017’s opening quarter, auto loan balances registered single-digit growth for the first time in four years. 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.
Tags: auto finance, Dealer F&I University, F&I manager, F&I office, F&I Think Tank, F&I training, Shaka Dyson, The Academy, Tony Dupaquier
August 14, 2017 - Industry News
LearnToLead founder and nationally recognized leadership trainer Dave Anderson will deliver the Tuesday afternoon keynote address at this year’s Industry Summit as part of the Best Training Day Ever agenda.
Tags: Dave Anderson, Industry Summit, leadership, LearntoLead, training
August 8, 2017 - Industry News
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.
Tags: American Financial & Automotive Services, Carl Grane, EasyCare, F&I process, F&I Think Tank, F&I training, Industry Summit, Jay Lawrence, John Vecchioni, National Auto Care, objection handling, Reahard & Associates, Rick McCormick, Shaka Dyson
F&I Think Tank’s ‘The Director’s Chair’ will feature the F&I director for the magazine’s 2016 F&I Dealer of the Year in Tom Andrews, as well as former F&I Pacesetters Dan Mason and Justin Gasman. It will also feature His Madness, Marv Eleazer, as moderator.
Tags: Dan Mason, Ethical F&I Managers, F&I 20 Group, F&I director, F&I manager, F&I process, F&I Think Tank, F&I training, Industry Summit, Justin Gasman, Marv Eleazer, Tom Andrews
July 25, 2017 - Industry News
IAS and Industry Summit have teamed up to present ‘Ask Frenchy,’ a contest that will send five lucky dealers and F&I professionals on a free trip to Industry Summit.
Tags: Ask Frenchy, Eric Mélon, F&I manager, F&I training, IAS, Industry Summit
July 13, 2017 - Industry News
The Guaranteed Asset Protection Alliance, a lobbying group made up of GAP providers, administrators and finance sources, was instrumental in getting two of the three laws passed — the most recent state to adopt its model act being Maine.
Tags: compliance, F&I products, GAP, GAPA, GAPWise, Guaranteed Asset Protection Alliance, insurance, Regulations, Rob Berger, Timothy Meenan, Wise F&I
July 12, 2017 - Industry News
Former F&I Pacesetter G.P. Anderson returns to F&I Think Tank to deliver “Art of the Presentation,” a 50-minute look at the process and approach that made him an award-winning F&I director for Park Rapids, Minn.-based Thielen Motors.
Tags: F&I director, F&I manager, F&I process, F&I Think Tank, F&I training, G.P. Anderson, Industry Summit, objection handling
July 11, 2017 - Industry News
Cox Automotive’s Jason Barrie, who has helped drive Dealertrack’s evolution from credit application portal to an enabler of sales and F&I workflow since 2005, says technology won’t kill F&I. He will be at Industry Summit 2017 to explain why.
Tags: Cox Automotive, Dealertrack, digital retailing, F&I process, F&I products, online F&I
June 8, 2017 - Industry News
F&I and Showroom’s Gregory Arroyo will chair the 20 Group-like event, which will close out Industry Summit 2017 on Sept. 14. This year’s theme: ‘Making F&I Great Again.’
Tags: Career Advice, F&I director, F&I manager, F&I process, F&I products, F&I Think Tank, F&I training, Industry Summit
January 27, 2017 - Industry News
Industry Summit moves to Dallas in September for its biggest annual event yet. It is scheduled for Sept. 11–14, 2017, at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.
January 25, 2017 - Industry News
The new solution was designed to provide streamlined lot management, a new F&I profit center, and proactive maintenance reminders.
Wise F&I's product lineup is now integrated with OptionSoft's menu software.
January 17, 2017 - Industry News
On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the fuel efficiency rules that will guide the federal greenhouse gas and CAFE standards for 2022-2025 model-year vehicles.
Tags: CAFE Regulations, EPA, Fuel Economy, GHG
July 12, 2016 - Industry News
Leading attorney and compliance expert James S. Ganther has agreed to speak at the upcoming Compliance Summit Las Vegas, organizers announced Tuesday. The event is scheduled for Aug. 29–30, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas, as part of Industry Summit.
Tags: compliance, Compliance Summit, Event, Industry Summit
June 21, 2016 - Industry News
F&I and Showroom has extended the nomination deadline for its F&I Dealer of the Year award to Wednesday, July 13.
Tags: F&I Dealer of the Year, F&I department, F&I manager, F&I Pacesetters, F&I process
March 30, 2016 - Industry News
Jim Ziegler is headed to Tampa, Fla., to deliver his Profit Masters seminar at Dealer Summit, which is scheduled for May 3-5 at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel. Register by April 1 to save $100 off a full conference pass.
Tags: Dealer Summit, F&I Think Tank, Jim Ziegler, On the Point, Profit Masters
March 29, 2016 - Industry News
Protective Asset Protection’s Rich Moore will present a session dedicated to hiring and training Millennial workers at the upcoming Dealer Summit, organizers announced Monday.
Tags: Dealer Summit, Hiring, Millenials, Protective Asset Protection Division, Rich Moore
July 16, 2015 - Industry News
IAS and F&I and Showroom magazine have launched a new contest that will send five F&I managers to Industry Summit 2015. The competition will be used to tee up a special F&I manager- and agent-only workshop session at the magazine’s annual conference.
Tags: Ask Joe, F&I director, F&I manager, F&I products, F&I training, IAS, Industry Summit, Innovative Aftermarket Systems, Joe St. John
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