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July 30, 2015 - Industry News

Penske: Honda Rate Cap Provides ‘Workable Framework’

This week, Penske Automotive’s chairman said that Honda Financial Corp’s new markup cap will still allow dealers to be fairly compensated. He also noted that the dealer group has had markup caps in place for years.

Tags: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, dealer markups, e-commerce, Honda Financial Services, Penske Automotive Group, Roger Penske

July 30, 2015 - Industry News

House Committee Passes Bill to Repeal CFPB's Auto Lending Guidance

This week, a U.S. House committee passed H.R. 1737, a bipartisan bill that aims to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s 2013 guidance on dealer participation.

Tags: CFPB, Congress, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, discrimination, legislation, NADA, National Automobile Dealers Association, Peter K. Welch

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

NADA Still Pushing For CFPB Transparency

One day after the CFPB rejected its Freedom of Information Act request to release an internal memo that proves the bureau is targeting dealers, the NADA urged members of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee to pass a bill that would repeal the bureau’s auto lending guidance.

Tags: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, dealer markups, discrimination, Honda Financial Services, NADA, National Automobile Dealers Association

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

N.J. Consumer Affairs Division Reaches $25K Settlement with Dealer

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and AutoSource Group, a used-car dealership, have settled a lawsuit filed by the regulator earlier this year. The dealership was accused of failing to disclose the condition of its cars, among other things.

Tags: consumer complaints, fraud, lawsuit, lemon law, New Jersey, settlement, used vehicles

July 23, 2015 - Industry News

Asbury ‘Comfortable With’ CFPB Limits on Dealer Markup

Asbury Automotive executives were confident that the dealer group’s internal caps on dealer markup and its fixed F&I product prices will keep it safe from any actions by regulators.

Tags: Asbury Automotive, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Flat Fees, quarterly earnings, Rate Markup

July 23, 2015 - Industry News

NADA Urges Dealers to Oppose Recall Amendment

An amendment rejected by the Senate Commerce Committee last week that would have barred dealers from selling recalled vehicles could be attached to a multi-year highway funding bill, the NADA warns.

Tags: legislation, NADA, National Automobile Dealers Association, recall, Senate, vehicle recall

July 23, 2015 - Industry News

AutoNation’s Jackson Urges Other Lenders to Follow Honda Financial’s Lead

The group’s chief executive reiterated his support for Honda Financial’s new dealer markup caps. He said the policy should serve as a template for the rest of the auto finance industry.

Tags: AutoNation, captive finance, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Justice, F&I products, Mike Jackson, quarterly earnings, Rate Markup

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Department of Defense Issues Final Military Lending Act Rule

Today, the Defense Department issued a final rule that expands the types of credit products covered by the 36% rate cap and other military-specific protections under the Military Lending Act.

Tags: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, department of defense, military, military loans

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

GSFSGroup Earns Third-Straight Dealers’ Choice Award

For the third straight year, GSFS Group was selected by readers of Auto Dealer Monthly as one of the best reinsurance product providers.

Tags: Auto Dealer Monthly, Dealers' Choice Awards, GSFSGroup

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Sheehy Raises More Than $200,000 to Benefit the American Heart Association

  Paula Caruso and Vince Sheehy with Allie Cohen, American Heart Association.

The dealer group sold 6,500 vehicles in 54 days as part of its 18th annual Sheehy 6000 sales event, raising more than $200,000 to benefit the American Heart Association.

Tags: American Heart Association, Sheehy Auto Stores

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

F&I Express Releases Compliance Tool for F&I Product Pricing

With F&I products likely to draw the CFPB’s attention, F&I Express’s new CompliPrice designed to help dealers ensure profits made on the sale of F&I products are compliant with their stores’ pricing policies.

Tags: CFPB, Compliance, CompliPrice, F&I Express, F&I manager, F&I product, F&I products, F&I trainer

July 17, 2015 - Industry News

CFPB Deputy Director Steve Antonakes Steps Down

After nearly five years with the CFPB, Deputy Director Steve Antonakes is stepping down from his position as the bureau’s No. 2 official to spend more time with his family.

Tags: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, employment, Richard Cordray, Richard Hackett

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

CFPB’s Cordray Commends Honda’s New Markup Policy

At the CFPB’s semi-annual report to Congress Wednesday, the bureau’s director praised Honda Finance for setting limitations on dealers’ ability to mark up interest rates on auto loans. But he also fielded questions about whether the bureau is overstepping its jurisdiction.

Tags: CFPB, Congress, consumer complaints, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, discrimination, Honda Financial Services, Richard Cordray

July 16, 2015 - Industry News

Win a Trip to Industry Summit 2015

IAS and F&I and Showroom magazine have launched a new contest that will send five F&I managers to Industry Summit 2015. The competition will be used to tee up a special F&I manager- and agent-only workshop session at the magazine’s annual conference.

Tags: Ask Joe, F&I director, F&I manager, F&I products, F&I training, IAS, Industry Summit, Innovative Aftermarket Systems, Joe St. John

July 14, 2015 - Industry News

NADA Urges Dealers to Review FCC’s TCPA Ruling

The ruling, issued Friday, could require changes in dealers’ telephone and text marketing practices. Among the changes that could affect dealers is the TCPA’s interpretation of the term “automatic telephone dialing system.”

Tags: autodialers, NADA, telemarketing, Telephone Communications Protection Act

July 14, 2015 - Industry News

N.Y. AG Announces Two Actions Against Dealers

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced two separate actions this week against a 22-store dealer group and a Hyundai dealership, both related to deceptive advertising practices.

Tags: attorney general, Compliance, Deceptive Advertising, New York, settlement

July 14, 2015 - Industry News

CFPB, DOJ Reach $24M Settlement With Honda Finance

Just two weeks after American Banker reported that the CFPB was planning to cite three captive auto finance companies for policies that allegedly caused minority car buyers to pay higher rates for auto loans, the bureau and the Department of Justice have announced a settlement with Honda Finance Corp.

Tags: American Honda Finance, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Justice, Rate Markup

July 14, 2015 - Industry News

NADA Files Request to Make CFPB Memo Public

The National Automobile Dealers Association filed a Freedom of Information Act request Monday, seeking to make a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau memo about limiting dealer discretion public.

Tags: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, dealer markups, Dodd-Frank Act, markups, NADA, National Automobile Dealers Association, Richard Cordray

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Industry Summit Organizers Reveal New Conference Features

Industry Summit 2015 will feature new lightning-round sessions that will allow attendees to discover new F&I tools and solutions, event organizers announced.

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

AutoStar Solutions Shares Top Credit Reporting Mistakes

AutoStar's Richard Hudson shares the five most common mistakes dealers and lenders make when notified of a credit reporting dispute.

Tags: auto lending, AutoStar Solutions, CFPB, credit reporting, dealers

July 7, 2015 - Industry News

Nomination Deadline for F&I Dealer of the Year Announced

Pictured are F&I and Showroom's Gregory Arroyo, 2014 F&I Dealer of the Year Jane Vaden Thacher, and The Warranty Group's Ash Bauer.

F&I and Showroom is now accepting nominations for the 2015 F&I Dealer of the Year award. Nominations must be received by July 31, 2015.

Tags: F&I Dealer of the Year

July 2, 2015 - Industry News

Troubled Dealership Seeks Name Change

A Massachusetts dealership is seeking a name change after a video of its employees harassing a pizza delivery man went viral.

Tags: Compliance, consumer complaints, online reputation management, YouTube

July 1, 2015 - Industry News

CFPB Preparing to Cite Three Captives, American Banker Reports

According to proposed consent orders obtained by American Banker, Honda, Nissan and Toyota’s captive finance companies could soon be on the hook for dealer participation policies.

Tags: American Honda Finance, auto lending, captive finance, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Department of Justice, discrimination, DOJ, Honda, Nissan, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp., Toyota, Toyota Financial Services, Toyota Motor Credit Corp

June 30, 2015 - Industry News

Calif. Dealer Sentenced to 13 Years for Embezzlement

The former owner and operator of Costa Mesa Bellagio Motors, a car dealership that specialized in buying and selling high-end luxury vehicles, was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $2 million from unsuspecting customers.

Tags: Compliance, embezzlement, fraud, luxury vehicles, prison

June 30, 2015 - Industry News

NADA’s Koblenz Joins Industry Summit Roster

The NADA official who has spearheaded the association's efforts to protect franchised dealers from federal regulatory overreach will be at Industry Summit 2015 to deliver a keynote address, event organizers announced this week.

Tags: Andy Koblenz, CFPB, Disparate Impact, National Automobile Dealers Association

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