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August 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Charge or No Charge?

By Tom Hudson

The magazine’s legal expert reiterates his answer on whether customers should be charged for the installation of payment-assurance devices.

Tags: buy-here, pay-here , GPS devices, Truth in Lending Act

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

May 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Subprime's Fundamental Problem

By Gregory Arroyo

With more than 40 percent of the buying public now in the lower credit tiers, could franchised dealers be missing out on a prime opportunity?

Tags: Auto ABS, buy-here, pay-here , Chase Auto Finance, CNW, Experian, NABD, subprime

March 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Primed for a Comeback

By Jim Bass

With the capital markets on the mend, special finance could be on the comeback trail, that’s if bank regulators and financial services reform don’t get in the way. Insider breaks down the market.

Tags: AmeriCredit, buy-here, pay-here , Chrysler, Credit Acceptance Corp., Experian, General Motors, special finance, subprime

January 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Lease-Here, Profit Here

By Randall McCathren

Dealers have found increased cash flow and profitability after moving from a new-car or BHPH/RTO model to lease-here, pay-here. Leasing expert breaks down the advantages of LHPH and discusses the potential risks.

Tags: buy-here, pay-here , lease-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

October 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Better Collections Through Technology

By Rob Hagen

Repossessing a vehicle is never a good thing, but technology has certainly come a long way in helping dealers do just that. The Special Finance Coach discusses how to keep customers on time with their payments, as well as how social-networking sites like Facebook can help when they’re not.

Tags: buy-here, pay-here , Collections, payment assurance systems, Repossessions

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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