May 15, 2018 - Industry News
On June 6, Hudson Cook LLP attorney and partner Eric Johnson will join F&I and Showroom’s Gregory Arroyo for Part 1 of the magazine’s compliance webinar series. He will examine the likely candidates to take up the CFPB’s torch, and explain why F&I product pricing isn't out of the regulatory woods just yet.
Tags: Attorneys General, Compliance, dealer participation, Federal Trade Commission, regulation
April 18, 2018 - Industry News
Today’s vote leaves it up to the House of Representatives to pass its version of the joint resolution of disapproval. Once that happens, only the president’s signature stands in the way of the industry’s more than five-year campaign to get the CFPB’s controversial guidance repealed.
Tags: auto finance, CFPB, Compliance, Congressional Review Act, dealer markups, dealer participation, Flat Fees
March 20, 2018 - Industry News
The regulator had charged in an administrative complaint that the proposed sale violates federal antitrust laws. The two companies subsequently announced they are abandoning the proposed merger. Auto/Mate officials said the technology company is no longer for sale.
Tags: antitrust, Auto/Mate Dealership Systems, CDK Global, Compliance, Federal Trade Commission, merger and acquisition
December 20, 2017 - Industry News
Based on an interpretive rule issued by the Defense Department on Dec. 14, including credit-protection products like GAP in a servicemember’s vehicle finance contract could subject it to a slew of restrictions and requirements under the Military Lending Act (MLA).
Tags: Compliance, credit insurance, Department of Defense, F&I products, GAP, Military Lending Act, National Automobile Dealers Association, servicemembers
December 6, 2017 - Industry News
The Government Accountability Office said on Tuesday that the bureau’s March 2013 bulletin on dealer participation falls under the Congressional Review Act, a decision that clears the way for the Republican-controlled Congress to repeal the bureau’s controversial guidance.
Tags: auto finance, CFPB, Compliance, dealer markups, dealer participation
September 22, 2017 - Industry News
iA Financial Group, one of the largest life and health insurance companies in Canada, has signed an agreement to acquire shares of third-party administrator SouthwestRe and its insurance arm, Dealers Assurance Co. The acquisition is expected to more than double the firm’s vehicle warranty business.
Tags: Dealers Assurance Company, F&I products, iA Financial Group, Jim Smith, reinsurance, SouthwestRe, vehicle service contracts
September 8, 2017 - Industry News
Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez will greet attendees and sign complimentary copies of his autobiography, ‘They Call Me Pudge,” at Industry Summit in Dallas.
Tags: Industry Summit
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 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 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
July 7, 2017 - Industry News
Attorney, compliance expert and former regulator Terry O’Loughlin will deliver a featured presentation devoted to Rules and Regulations at the upcoming Dallas Compliance Summit.
Tags: Compliance, Compliance Summit, Reynolds & Reynolds, Terry O'Loughlin
June 29, 2017 - Industry News
Attorney and Mosaic Compliance Services cofounder Jim Ganther will deliver a featured presentation on Easy-to-Implement Processes and Controls at Compliance Summit in September.
Tags: CFPB, CMS, complaint management system, Compliance, compliance management system, Compliance Summit, digital retailing, Industry Summit, James Ganther, 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
May 23, 2017 - Industry News
Auto Dealer Today named the winners of the 13th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards.
March 22, 2017 - Industry News
Dealers and dealership personnel are invited to recognize their favorite vendors, service providers and finance partners in the 13th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards.
February 2, 2017 - Industry News
Register to learn about how online reviews can enhance your online reputation, get you noticed on top sites, and drive customer purchase decisions.
Tags: Dealerrater, Edmunds, Google, online reputation management, online reviews, Podium, Yelp
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
September 19, 2016 - Industry News
F&I and Showroom announced the launch of the F&I Digital Media Awards, a new program designed to honor companies and individuals who are driving innovation and progress in the digital F&I space.
Tags: Awards, F&I Digital Media Awards, F&I Express, Industry Summit
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
May 12, 2016 - Industry News
The subprime finance source’s president says the company’s decision to exit the indirect channel was neither performance-based nor a reflection of current conditions in the subprime auto finance sector. Move connected to Cox's purchase of Dealertrack.
Tags: Cox Automotive, Dealertrack, DriveTime, GO Financial, subprime
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