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April 17, 2018 - Industry News

XPEL Announces New Ultimate Plus Paint Protection Film

The proprietary paint protection film’s zero orange peel finish and clear coat properties make it virtually invisible. Its self-healing capabilities also allow fine scratches and swirls to virtually disappear with exposure to heat.

Tags: F&I products, paint protection, self-healing film, XPEL

April 17, 2018 - Industry News

EasyCare Earns Three Workplace Recognition Awards

For the second consecutive year, the National Association of Business Resources named the F&I product provider to its ‘101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For’ list. The company was also named one of the ‘Healthiest Employers in Atlanta’ by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Tags: Best Places to Work, EasyCare, F&I products, human resources

April 16, 2018 - Industry News

Survey: F&I Represents Second Largest Opportunity for Margin Growth

According to a survey of 1,573 dealership owners and professionals, claims adjudication control and product branding are the two leading concerns when it comes to F&I products. Inadequate coverage, price, and 'customers not seeing the value' viewed as the three barriers to selling VSCs.

Tags: F&I products, Protective Asset Protection, Vehicle Service Contract

April 16, 2018 - Industry News

Zurich Now Available on Darwin

Zurich North America’s F&I product lineup is now featured on Darwin Automotive’s fintech platform.

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

Wells Fargo Reviewing F&I Products as Regulatory Pressure Builds

According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the review of GAP refunds the bank initiated last year has expanded to other F&I products and services.

Tags: auto finance, compliance, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Wells Fargo

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

AUL Corp. Completes SOC 2 Certification

The third-party audit confirms AUL’s internal controls are in accordance with the selected Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ trust services principles and criteria. For the company’s customers and partners, SOC 2 compliance demonstrates that AUL has industry leading controls in its data systems, technologies, and processes.

Tags: AUL Corp., used vehicles, vehicle service contracts

April 9, 2018 - Industry News

Dent Wizard Promotes Mike Black to CEO

Black served as the F&I product provider's COO for the last seven-plus years. He succeeds Terry Koebbe, whose title was elevated to chairman. Both moves took effect on April 1.

Tags: Dent Wizard, F&I products, Mike Black, paintless dent removal, reconditioning, Terry Koebbe

April 3, 2018 - Industry News

Spireon Adds to Executive Team

The vehicle intelligence company announced the appointment of Rashid Ismail as senior vice president of customer success. The former CoreLogic executive will be responsible for customer lifecycle management.

Tags: Connected Vehicle, F&I office, Spireon

April 2, 2018 - Industry News

Hendrick to Install Reynolds docuPAD in All 96 Locations

When installations are completed in mid-July, Hendrick Automotive Group will be the largest single user of Reynolds’ docuPAD system in the United States.

Tags: compliance, docuPAD, econtracting, F&I menu, F&I products, F&I Technology, Hendrick Automotive Group

March 29, 2018 - Industry News

Cox: Off-Lease Tidal Wave Poses Greatest Risk to New-Vehicle Sales

It’s not just the wave of off-lease vehicles expected to return to the market this year and next, it’s the type of vehicles returning that could stunt new sales. Rising interest rates, however, could turn the tide for the new-vehicle market.

Tags: Cox Automotive, new-vehicle sales, used-vehicle sales

March 26, 2018 - Industry News

USEA Adds Esignature Feature

US Equity Advantage has added a suite electronic enrollment features to its biweekly F&I service.

March 26, 2018 - Industry News

Darwin to Power F&I for CDK Connected Store

CDK Global’s Connected Store 2.0 now offers F&I products through a new partnership with Darwin Automotive.

March 26, 2018 - Industry News

Nobilis Group Names Oltman Senior VP

Industry veteran Greg Oltman has been named senior vice president of sales for Nobilis Group, home of the Dent Zone, AutoBodyGuard and PDR LINX brands.

March 23, 2018 - Industry News

Malone Joins AAGI as Southeast VP

Twenty-five-year industry veteran Rick Malone has joined AAGI as Southeast regional vice president.

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

RouteOne’s MaximTrak Rolls Out Digital Retailing Platform

MaximTrak aims to redefine the F&I transaction with its new FLITE ENGAGE digital retailing platform. Designed to provide an omnichannel experience, the platform can be used by dealership personnel in the showroom or by consumers on their mobile device.

Tags: digital retailing, Jim Maxim, Jr., MaximTrak, online F&I, RouteOne, virtual F&I office, Virtual Showroom

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

LoJack Debuts Next-Gen Connected Car Tech

LoJack is showcasing ‘next-generation’ telematics and stolen vehicle recovery technology at the 2018 NADA convention.

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Zurich to Showcase F&I Online Consumer Education Program at NADA

Zurich continues to enhance its digital presence with the introduction of a co-branded F&I landing page dealers can add to their websites. The new offering, which will be on display at NADA 2018, is designed to educate internet shoppers about F&I protection products.

Tags: digital retailing, F&I products, online F&I, virtual F&I office, Virtual Showroom, Zurich

March 21, 2018 - Industry News

RouteOne, ODE Alliance Targets Longstanding F&I Challenges

Officials with both companies said the technology convergence resulting from the new alliance will eliminate the need for traditional system-to-system integration and creates the broadest access point in the industry for dealers to connect with finance sources, OEMs, and F&I product providers.

Tags: digital retailing, econtracting, F&I Technology, online F&I, Open Dealer Exchange, RouteOne

March 20, 2018 - Industry News

UDS Launches Diamond Finish Environmental Protection

United Development Systems has launched UDS Diamond Finish, a new environmental protection program for franchised auto dealers.

March 20, 2018 - Industry News

GWC Warranty Appoints Strategic Brand Manager

F&I product provider GWC Warranty today announced the addition of Emily Dwyer as its new strategic brand manager.

Tags: F&I products, GWC Warranty Corporation, hires, Used-Vehicle Service Contracts

March 19, 2018 - Industry News

Darwin Partners With RouteOne

A new partnership between Darwin Automotive and RouteOne was designed to connect dealers with online car shoppers without compromising F&I production.

March 19, 2018 - Industry News

AUL Names Jose Fleites CIO

AUL Corp. has expanded its executive leadership team with the hire of Jose Fleites as chief information officer.

March 15, 2018 - Industry News

J.D. Power’s Finbarr O’Neill Joins APCO Holdings Board

Finbarr O’Neill, who is set to retire from J.D. Power this month, was weighing his options for retirement when the vehicle service contract administrator invited him to join its board of directors.

Tags: APCO, EasyCare, Finbarr O'Neill, GWC Warranty Corporation, J.D. Power, vehicle service contracts

March 15, 2018 - Industry News

RouteOne, MaximTrak Streamline F&I Process With New Functionality

The new functionality allows product documents from the 110-plus F&I product providers connected to MaximTrak’s sales and F&I solution to be included in RouteOne’s econtracting package for a single, electronic consumer signing ceremony,

Tags: auto finance, econtracting, F&I process, F&I products, F&I solutions, MaximTrak, RouteOne

March 13, 2018 - Industry News

GWC Warranty and Nicholas Financial Form Strategic Alliance

The vehicle service contract provider and auto finance company to offer financing and VSCs to auto dealers and car buyers.