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February 2012, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Reading the Tea Leaves

By Tom Hudson

The industry has been waiting for signs on how the CFPB would approach anything auto. The magazine’s resident legal wiz says the agency has finally tipped its hand.

Tags: bhph, bhph dealers, buy-here, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, National Alliance of Buy Here, pay-here

June 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Hitting the Sweet Spot

By Tariq Kamal

NABD founder explains why many franchised dealers are finding BHPH to be the ‘sweet spot’ of the industry — and how much they have left to learn.

Tags: bhph, buy-here, pay-here

November 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

50 Ways to Sell More Vehicles

By Denny Long

Did you know that having a follow-up plan that stretches out 18 months can help you double your leads conversions? Marketing expert puts you on the path to doing just that.

Tags: bhph, buy-here, pay-here , lead management

September 2009, F&I and Showroom - Cover Story

Calculated Move

By Justina Ly

The Sames family name has been a staple in the Laredo, Texas, community since 1910. But in a market like today’s, reputation alone won’t get it done. That’s why this fourth-generation dealer is counting his blessings for entering the world of in-house financing.

Tags: bhph, credit insurance, Finance

September 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Before Taking the Plunge…

By Thomas B. Hudson

Legal columnist Thomas B. Hudson reviews five items a dealership's related finance company should have in place before it begins buying contracts.

Tags: bhph, Federal Trade Commission, Finance, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Legal

August 2009, F&I and Showroom - WebXclusive

The Marketing Divide: Special Finance vs. BHPH

By Denny Long

The current environment has created more opportunities to serve credit-challenged customers than you may realize.

Tags: bankruptcies, bhph, Credit Scores, Internet Leads, special finance

August 2009, F&I and Showroom - WebXclusive

Taking the BHPH Plunge

By Rob Hagen

So you’ve decided to give it a go. The first thing you need to do is create a business plan for your new buy-here, pay-here operation. Special finance trainer provides the five things your business plan must have.

Tags: bhph, buy-here, pay-here , Deal Structuring, initial capital, inventory, loan portfolios, used vehicles

August 2009, F&I and Showroom - WebXclusive

The BHPH Debate

By David Kelly

Get inside the head of this special finance dealer, and find out if the buy-here, pay-here model is right for you.

Tags: Auto Loans, bhph, buy-here, pay-here

August 2009, F&I and Showroom - WebXclusive

Smarter Choices Lead to Smarter Actions

By Ashley Herndon

When it comes to the buy-here, pay-here model, payment assurance technology definitely strengthens a dealer’s ability to keep customers current. But these devices are only part of the equation for a successful operation.

Tags: bhph, buy-here, pay-here , payment assurance systems

August 2009, F&I and Showroom - WebXclusive

Virtual Roundtable: Execs Discuss BHPH Model

By Editorial Staff

With credit availability still a problem, four executives come together to discuss what is becoming an increasingly popular alternative: the buy-here, pay-here model.

Tags: bhph, buy-here, pay-here , FinCo Management, Global Debt Network, PassTime, Western Funding Inc.

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So Here's the Deal

Ronald J. Reahard
Handling the ‘Last Car’ Objection

By Ronald J. Reahard
Older clients who say they are buying their last car need to be protected just as much as a first-time buyer. The magazine’s resident F&I pro explains.

Sold But Not Closed

By Ronald J. Reahard
An F&I manager from Atlanta had a service contract sold to a cash customer — that’s until he went for more. The magazine’s resident F&I pro weighs in.

(Video) Measuring Up

By Ronald J. Reahard

It's OK to Be Nervous

By Ronald J. Reahard

Done Deal

Gregory Arroyo
It Is Unwise to Lower Your Defenses

By Gregory Arroyo
The editor wonders how regulators, including two new mini-CFPBs in Pennsylvania and Maryland, view a consumer advocacy group’s highly critical report on how dealers price F&I protections.

What's Really Behind the Subprime Pullback?

By Gregory Arroyo
One F&I insider says there’s more to the subprime pullback than the recent uptick in delinquencies. He says regulators are the real reason finance sources are so risk-averse.

What’s Your Take?

By Gregory Arroyo

Connecting the Dots

By Gregory Arroyo

Mad Marv

Marv Eleazer
G.O.Y.A.

By Marv Eleazer
His Madness wants more F&I managers to improve turnover rates by taking an active role in the sales process.

The Little Things

By Marv Eleazer
Reading about one of the first-known cybercrimes gets His Madness thinking about how small issues can morph into big problems.

Industry Summit: It’s Worth the Investment

By Marv Eleazer

6 Ways to Deliver Exceptional Service

By Marv Eleazer

On the Point

Jim Ziegler
Sharpen Your Survival Skills

By Jim Ziegler
‘Da Man’ has a plan you can use to survive the collapse of the car business and remain profitable through the dealer apocalypse.

Sales Rock Stars Still Exist

By Jim Ziegler
Da Man says $40,000-a-month sales rock stars still exist. He says you’ll find them on YouTube and Facebook Live.

The New Stooges

By Jim Ziegler

Is Your Quick Lube Driving Away Business?

By Jim Ziegler