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February 2011, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Brave New World

By Michael Benoit

The fed and consumer advocates are at it again. The magazine’s legal expert tackles the latest attacks on finance reserve and spot deliveries.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Finance, spot delivery

October 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Is That Legal?

By Michael Benoit

Can you raise the price of a vehicle to cover a high bank fee? Get that answer and more from the magazine’s legal expert.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Legal, Michael Benoit, Truth in Lending Act

June 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

A Bona-Fide Defense

The bona-fide and good-faith precedent was set by two U.S. Supreme Court rulings in 1998. Today, those rulings guide how regulations are written and how organizations comply.

By Jim Lawrence

What exactly does the Federal Trade Commission mean by ‘bona fide’ or ‘good faith’? With the Red Flags Rule set to go live this month, dealer compliance expert provides the answer.

Tags: compliance, Federal Trade Commission, Red Flags Rule

April 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Industry on the Rebound

(Left to right) Thomas Wolfe, president and CEO of Wachovia Dealer Financial Services, John Noone, president of global marketing and sales at Ford Motor Credit Company, and Stephen Lambert, president and CEO of Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp., discuss the state of the auto finance industry during the CEO panel at AFSA’s 14th Annual Vehicle Finance Conference.

By Tony Dupaquier

The mood at this year’s Vehicle Finance Conference was much improved, and lenders are looking to become active once again. However, they will do so with more caution this time around.

Tags: AFSA, dealer, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, Federal Trade Commission, Finance, Risk-Based Pricing Rule

March 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

New Credit Rules Decoded

By Randy Henrick

Risk-Based Pricing Rules represent the latest in consumer-protection regulations, but they aren’t easy to decipher. Compliance expert breaks down the rules and offers some guidance.

Tags: compliance, credit reports, Credit Scores, Federal Trade Commission, Risk-Based Pricing Notices

February 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Time to Uphold Our Job Requirement

By Gregory Arroyo

The verdict on the impact of the Fed's new rule is still out, but its requirements might just be what the doctor ordered for our business.

Tags: Adverse Action Notice, compliance, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, Risk-Based Pricing Notices

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

February 2010, F&I and Showroom - Feature

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

By Michael Benoit

Washington is working overtime these days, so expect 2010 to be a bumpy ride on the regulatory front.

Tags: Chrysler, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, General Motors, Legal, Michael Benoit, Risk-Based Pricing Rule

December 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Rebooting the Robocall Rule

By Rob Cohen, Esq.

When the FTC revised its telemarketing rule, it did so to curb the use of robocalls. Compliance expert breaks down the changes.

Tags: compliance, Federal Trade Commission, Robocalls, telemarketing

November 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Pulling the Trigger

By Tariq Kamal

Trigger leads can be an effective and relatively inexpensive way to bring in new customers. But like any other marketing tool, there are rules to follow and pros and cons to consider.

Tags: Fair Credit Reporting Act, Federal Trade Commission, trigger leads

September 2009, F&I and Showroom - Feature

Before Taking the Plunge…

By Thomas B. Hudson

Legal columnist Thomas B. Hudson reviews five items a dealership's related finance company should have in place before it begins buying contracts.

Tags: bhph, Federal Trade Commission, Finance, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, Legal

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