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August 2014, F&I and Showroom - Feature

F&I Products at Center of Legislative Battles in Four States

Members of the Florida Automobile Dealers Association descend on the state’s capitol for Dealer Day, an event designed to show support for legislation backed by the association.

By Brittany-Marie Swanson

Legislation regulating the influence captive finance sources have on F&I product sales has popped up around the nation this year, but the industry disagrees on what is driving these state-by-state battles.

Tags: Aftermarket Products, CFPB, Consumer FInancial Protection Bureau, Florida, legislation, Mississippi, New York

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

December 2011, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Just the Facts, Ma’am

By Michael A. Benoit

After sitting through three roundtables’ worth of tired anecdotes from consumer advocates, the magazine’s legal expert hopes the FTC will keep its word and rely on empirical data before instituting new regulations.

Tags: CFPB, compliance, Consumer FInancial Protection Bureau, Legal, legislation

October 2011, F&I and Showroom - Feature

A Tale of Two Agencies

By Michael A. Benoit

Do you know who your regulator is? The answer may not be as clear-cut as you think. The magazine’s legal wiz weighs in.

Tags: CFPB, Consumer FInancial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, Legal, legislation

July 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

4 Threats to F&I

By Michael Benoit

Washington sure can react to a crisis, but the real question is, “How effectively can Washington react to a crisis?” Apparently not well for you, or so pending legislation on Capitol Hill would have us believe.

Tags: Legal, legislation, Michael Benoit

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So Here's the Deal

Ronald J. Reahard
Discussing the Risk-Based Pricing Rule

By Ronald J. Reahard
The magazine’s resident F&I pro takes on a question about the Risk-Based Pricing Rule and its widely used exception notice.

(Video) Timing F&I

By Ronald J. Reahard
Feeling pressure from management to shorten time spent in finance, a producer from California asks the magazine’s resident F&I pro how to shorten the needs-discovery portion of his process.

(Video) Handling Remote Deliveries

By Ronald J. Reahard

Achieving $1,600 Per Copy

By Ronald J. Reahard

Done Deal

Gregory Arroyo
Credit Crisis or Market Rationalization?

By Gregory Arroyo
Delinquencies are rising and auto finance sources are responding. But the editor wonders if there’s something else at play.

How to Lose a Customer

By Gregory Arroyo
The editor shares a story of good intentions gone wrong. He believes there’s a learning lesson for all, including himself.

Resistance Isn’t Always Futile

By Gregory Arroyo

Time to Change the Message

By Gregory Arroyo

Mad Marv

Marv Eleazer
Debating the Chargeback

By Marv Eleazer
Everyone has an opinion on how to limit chargebacks. His Madness delves into the passionate debate over how they're applied.

Simple Is as Simple Does

By Marv Eleazer
A surge in questions on social media about the proper way to transition to the menu presentation prompts His Madness to share his easy-to-master process. His advice is to keep it simple.

Finding Pleasantville

By Marv Eleazer

Taking Inventory

By Marv Eleazer

On the Point

Jim Ziegler
Is Your Quick Lube Driving Away Business?

By Jim Ziegler
‘Da Man’ goes undercover to investigate how the national oil change shops are using underhanded tactics like efficiency, training and friendliness to steal your service business.

Who Shot the Dealer?

By Jim Ziegler
‘Da Man’ draws parallels between the Kennedy assassination and the ongoing campaign to undermine the existence of American car dealers.

Stop Flushing Those Ad Dollars

By Jim Ziegler

CPO: Are You In or Out?

By Jim Ziegler