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March 21, 2017

5 Ways Trump Can Alter Finance

Auto dealer regulations face an uncertain future under the Trump presidency. Two California-based attorneys take a look at the road ahead for the CFPB, the FTC, and state regulators.

December 6, 2016

Defining the Dark Side

There’s one way to keep federal regulators, plaintiffs’ attorneys, attorneys general and the media at bay. Read on to find out what it is.

November 10, 2016

FTC Approves Final Changes to Used Car Rule

The Federal Trade Commission announced last week final amendments to its Used Car Rule. It noted that its amended rule permits dealers to use their remaining stock of Buyers Guides for one year after the effective date of the amended rule.

November 4, 2016

Formalized and Documented

The magazine's compliance pro believes the FTC may soon take a page out of the CFPB's playbook when it comes to regulating dealers. He explains how dealers can get prepared.

September 29, 2016

Nine-Store Los Angeles Group Charged With Payment Packing, Yo-Yo Financing

The Federal Trade Commission today charged nine Los Angeles-area dealerships and their owners with a wide range of deceptive, and unfair sales and financing practices, including payment packing and using "yo-yo" finanicng tactics.

September 15, 2016

FTC Seeking Clearance to Study Car-Buying Experience at Dealerships

The Federal Trade Commission issued a second Federal Register Notice (FRN) on a proposed qualitative survey that would examine the experience of buying and financing a car at a dealership.

August 19, 2016

Texas Dealers Agree to Pay $85,000 for Deceptive Advertising

Three Dallas-area dealerships have agreed to pay $85,000 to settle charges that they violated a 2014 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) administrative order that barred them from deceptively advertising the cost of buying or leasing a car.

August 11, 2016

FTC Says Some VW Dealers Are Misleading Diesel Owners About Buyback Deal

The Federal Trade Commission said this week it has received reports that some dealers and private parties are attempting to take advantage of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal.

August 4, 2016

Certified for the Future

The magazine’s compliance pro breaks down Compliance Summit’s new certification component. He explains how it’s designed to address the industry’s true regulator.

July 27, 2016

FTC Issues Refunds to Buyers of Bogus "Extended Auto Warranties'

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s six-year effort to collect on a $4.2 million judgement against a telemarketer of “extended auto warranties” came to a end last week. The telemarketer, which did business under the name My Car Solutions, led victims to believe it was affiliated with auto dealers and manufacturers.

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