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July 2014, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Codifying Common Sense

By David Robertson

Whether you believe it or not, most rules and regulations weren’t designed to make your life miserable. The magazine’s resident compliance expert says we can only blame ourselves.

Tags: AFIP, compliance, F&I products, FEDERAL REGULATION

February 2012, F&I and Showroom - Feature

10 Predictions for 2012

By Tom Hudson

The magazine’s legal wiz shines up his crystal ball to offer his predictions on how the CFPB and the FTC will flex their regulatory muscles in 2012.

Tags: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, FEDERAL REGULATION, Federal Trade Commission, Legal, legislation

June 2011, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Social Policymaking Is Not the Solution

By Michael A. Benoit

Can the FTC balance what consumer advocates want and what industry reps say is needed? The magazine’s legal wiz says that time will tell.

Tags: Dodd-Frank Act, FEDERAL REGULATION, Federal Trade Commission, Michael Benoit

December 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

The Exception is the Rule

By Michael A. Benoit

F&I’s legal wiz serves up a nice reminder of two federal rules coming down the pike in January. Are you ready?

Tags: compliance, Dealertrack, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, FEDERAL REGULATION, Federal Trade Commission, RouteOne

February 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Raising the Odds

By Gregory Arroyo

Three compliance experts attempt to map out a dealer’s best-chance deal. In the end, all roads lead back to compliance.

Tags: compliance, FEDERAL REGULATION, Federal Trade Commission, Truth in Lending Act

April 2009, F&I and Showroom - Cover Story

12 Hot-Button Issues for 2009

By Terrence O'Loughlin and Justina Ly

As state and federal regulators increase their vigilance of finance transactions, dealers will need to be on high alert when it comes to their F&I processes. Former compliance regulator addresses F&I's brave new world of compliance.

Tags: compliance, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, FEDERAL REGULATION, Federal Trade Commission, federal usury cap, spot delivery, used vehicles

January 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

F&I Red Flags 101

By Gregory Arroyo

A Red Flag is a pattern, practice or specific activity that indicates the possible existence of identity theft.

Tags: FEDERAL REGULATION, Federal Trade Commission, fraud, identity theft, Red Flags Rule

January 2009, F&I and Showroom - Cover Story

Reinsurance’s Resurrection

By Kelli Wood

Ask Bob Cockerham about his reinsurance program and he's quick to say it was his dealership's one glimmer of hope.

Tags: FEDERAL REGULATION, IRS, reinsurance, Service Contracts, tax and title fees

November 2006, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Will Government Oversight Change the Way We Do Business?

By Ron Martin

Government oversight can be a good thing for an educated sales and F&I operation. The key to survival during this period is to remain aggressive.

Tags: Buyer's Bill of Rights, FEDERAL REGULATION

April 2005, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Patriot Act: Are You Really Compliant?

By Fred Fordin

Although dealers still have many questions about the requirements of the Patriot Act, the government will not consider ignorance as a viable defense. Compliance must be a top priority in all dealerships.

Tags: FEDERAL REGULATION, Legal, PATRIOT ACT

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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