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May 2015, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Spin Control

By Tom Hudson

The magazine’s resident legal insider says the media departments at two of the industry’s top regulators got a little too creative with their recent work.

Tags: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Dodd-Frank Act, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Tom Hudson

April 2015, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Legal Columnist Questions CFPB Report on Arbitration Clauses

By Tom Hudson

The CFPB’s latest report on arbitration clauses has a lot of holes, leaving the magazine’s legal eagle wondering what the regulator’s game is.

Tags: Arbitration, arbitration agreements, CFPB, CFPB study, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Tom Hudson

January 2015, F&I and Showroom - Feature

7 Regulatory Predictions for 2015

By Tom Hudson

The magazine’s resident legal wiz dusts off his crystal ball and offers his regulatory forecast for the coming year.

Tags: ancillary products, arbitration agreements, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Regulations, Tom Hudson

November 2014, F&I and Showroom - Feature

What’s on the Menu?

By Brittany-Marie Swanson

The Mad Marv-moderated compliance panel at Industry Summit 2014 addressed supposed menu-governing regulations, the hybrid manager, tablet menus and the CFPB.

Tags: AFIP, compliance, Damon Wiener, David Robertson, F&I menus, Hudson Cook LLP, Industry Summit, James Ganther, Mad Marv, Matt Nowicki, mobile menu, Mosaic, Tom Hudson

September 2014, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Preparing for the Meeting

By David Robertson

The executive director of the Association of Finance and Insurance Professionals explains why he looks forward to a meeting with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new assistant director.

Tags: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Hudson Cook LLP, Tom Hudson

October 2013, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Pass the Fee

By Tom Hudson

Can dealers pass bank fees onto car buyers? The magazine’s legal wiz says it depends, then lists eight conditions that would make it OK.

Tags: acquisition fees, automotive, bank fees, Legal, Tom Hudson

September 2013, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Failure to Pay

By Tom Hudson

Can a failure to pay off a customer’s trade-in lead to a Truth in Lending Act violation? The magazine’s legal wiz details a case involving a consumer who made such a claim.

Tags: Hudson Cook LLP, Legal, Tom Hudson, Truth in Lending Act

April 2013, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Relationships Gone Wrong

By Tom Hudson

The magazine’s legal eagle delves into the dust-up between Union Bank and Car Mart. It’s a must-read for dealers considering bank assistance for an operating expense.

Tags: banks, lawsuits, Legal, loans, Tom Hudson

February 2013, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Say Goodbye to Arbitration Agreements?

By Tom Hudson

The magazine’s legal eagle dusts off his crystal ball to make his annual regulatory predictions. This year, he makes four bold predictions that every dealer needs to read.

Tags: 2013, arbitration agreements, CFPB, FTC, Legal, Predictions, regulation, Tom Hudson

January 2013, F&I and Showroom - Feature

300 Percent Rule Examined

By Tom Hudson

The magazine’s resident legal expert isn’t often baffled when it comes to all things F&I, but the 300 percent rule was a new one for him.

Tags: 300 Percent Rule, F&I menu, F&I process, F&I products, Tom Hudson

December 2012, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Dumpster Diving

By Tom Hudson

The FTC recently slapped a finance company with a $100,000 fine for violating a requirement that’s been on the books for several years. The magazine’s resident legal wiz weighs in.

Tags: compliance, Disposal Rule, FTC, PLS Financial Services, The Payday Loan Store, Tom Hudson

November 2012, F&I and Showroom - Feature

What's on the Menu?

By Tom Hudson

Should the base payment be listed on the F&I menu? The magazine’s legal wiz weighs in on this hotly debated issue.

Tags: base payment, disclosure, F&I, F&I Menu Presentation, Menu, mobile menu, Tom Hudson

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Game Almost Over

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Mad Marv

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'We Never Buy This Stuff'

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