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June 16, 2015 - Industry News

RoadVantage Launches Bundled F&I Product Program

RoadVantage is offering bundled F&I product packages for both retail or lease customers on a single form as part of its Total Solution program.

Tags: F&I product provider, F&I products, key replacement, RoadVantage, Tire and Wheel, windshield protection

June 9, 2015 - Industry News

Simoniz Joins F&I Admin’s SCS Auto Platform

Simoniz USA is now using F&I Admin’s SCS Auto platform for the administration of its F&I products.

Tags: F&I Administration Solutions, F&I products, SCS Auto

June 9, 2015 - Industry News

N.Y. AG Goes After Dealer for Payment Packing

After three months with no response, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has filed a motion to force a New York dealer group to comply with a subpoena issued by the AG’s office in March. The dealer group is accused of “jamming” credit repair contracts into vehicle sales and leases.

Tags: Attorney General, F&I products, New York, payment packing, subpoena

May 28, 2015 - Industry News

U.S. Bank Monitoring F&I Product Pricing

U.S. Bank told dealers this week that it’s monitoring how they price F&I products. If its monitoring program finds ‘unexplained differences in pricing or excessive add-on product financing on a prohibited basis,’ dealers will be asked to provide an explanation.

Tags: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, F&I products, Hudson Cook LLP, Nikki Munro, Rick Hackett, U.S. Bank

May 13, 2015 - Industry News

Autosoft Certifies MaximTrak F&I Platform

MaximTrack Technologies’ F&I suite has completed Autosoft’s certification process and now integrates with the tech firm’s FLEX DMS.

Tags: dealership management system, F&I manager, F&I menu, F&I office, F&I products, F&I tools

May 7, 2015 - Industry News

AmTrust to Acquire Wells Fargo’s Warranty Solutions

AmTrust announced last week that it has entered into a definite agreement to purchase Wells Fargo’s Warranty Solutions, which the bank acquired in October 2008 with its purchase of Wachovia Corp.

Tags: Acquisition, AmTrust, F&I products, Wachovia Dealer Services, Wells Fargo

May 5, 2015 - Industry News

Maximus Auto Group Releases App, Expanded Online Service

Protection plan administrator Maximus Auto Group has released an app that allows its customers to view and manage their contracts, file a new claim, contact a rep and more. The company has also expanded its digital platform to include online claim filing.

Tags: claims, econtracting, F&I products, Mobile Applications

April 29, 2015 - Industry News

AGWS Adds VP of Training

Industry veteran and compliance expert Bob Harkins will serve as vice president of training for American Guardian's AGWS University.

Tags: American Guardian Warranty Services, F&I products, training

April 28, 2015 - Industry News

Annual Cost to Own a Vehicle Falls 2%, AAA Finds

Decreases in gas prices and finance charges related to auto loans fueled the decline, but rises in maintenance and tire replacement costs make F&I protections an important consideration for vehicle owners.

Tags: AAA, Cost to Own, F&I manager, F&I products, Road Hazard Protection, Tire and Wheel, vehicle service contract

April 23, 2015 - Industry News

Putting F&I Online Increases Profits, MakeMyDeal Finds

A new study from Cox Automotive company MakeMyDeal found that 63% of consumers would be more likely to buy F&I products if they could learn about them on their own time before entering a dealership.

Tags: Cox Automotive, F&I products, Online Financing, Study

April 23, 2015 - Industry News

AutoNation's PVR Average Surpasses $1,500

For the first time, the public dealer group’s F&I profit per deal average surpassed the $1,500 mark. Officials said the company will continue to emphasize F&I product sales as it preps for the launch of an AutoNation-branded maintenance contract later this year.

Tags: AutoNation, CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, F&I products, First Quarter, Maintenance plan, Mike Jackson, Online Buying, Quarterly Earnings

April 22, 2015 - Industry News

GWC Warranty VSCs Now Available in All 50 States

After receiving regulatory approval in Alaska, the F&I product provider announced that it's now able to operate in all 50 states.

Tags: F&I manager, F&I managers, F&I menus, F&I products, GWC Warranty Corporation, vehicle service contracts

April 21, 2015 - Industry News

Superior Integrated Solution Reaches Milestone With Ford SMARTT Dealers

Superior Integrated Solutions announced that that it has surpassed seven million DMS transactions with Ford SMARTT dealers.

Tags: CRM, DMS, DMS integration, F&I products

April 2, 2015 - Industry News

Pelican Auto Finance, AUL Partner on New VSC Program

The subprime auto finance source joined forces with AUL to develop a new vehicle service contract program.

Tags: AUL Corp., F&I manager, F&I process, F&I products, Pelican Auto Finance, vehicle service contract

March 31, 2015 - Industry News

GWC Warranty and FlexPath Capital Form Strategic Alliance

Independent automobile finance company FlexPath will now offer GWC vehicle service contracts as part of its new partnership with GWC Warranty.

Tags: F&I products, GWC Warranty Corporation, nonprime, vehicle service contracts

March 26, 2015 - Industry News

Wise F&I Integrates Fusion Menu Into Sales Presentation

Wise F&I announced today that it is now integrated with The Impact Group’s Fusion Menu presentation software, allowing Wise F&I products to be sold through a customizable, low-pressure sales presentation.

Tags: F&I products, software, The Impact Group, Wise F&I

March 5, 2015 - Industry News

GSFSGroup Hires New Compliance Director

GSFSGroup has selected Lewis Kuhl as its senior counsel and director of regulatory compliance. Kuhl will be responsible for ensuring that F&I products and the company’s clients are in in compliance with state laws.

Tags: compliance, F&I products, GSFSGroup, Hiring

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

EFG Companies Launches Mileage-Only VSC

EFG Companies’ MAP My Miles allows car buyers to customize their VSC to their personal driving habits.

Tags: EFG Companies, F&I products, mileage, vehicle service contracts

January 29, 2015 - Industry News

Ally Previews New Vehicle Service Contract and Technology Platform

Ally Premier Protection, Ally’s new flagship vehicle service contract, brings together enhanced features and benefits for auto consumers, powered by an intuitive and easy-to-use technology platform for dealers.

Tags: Ally Financial, F&I products, NADA Convention and Expo, vehicle service contracts

January 27, 2015 - Industry News

Dealertrack Adds New Connected Solutions to Product Lineup

Dealertrack unveiled new solutions at the NADA Convention and Expo designed to connect in-store and online dealership processes. One of them will allow dealers to market F&I products online.

Tags: Dealer Websites, Dealertrack, digital marketing, F&I products, Mobile Applications, mobile solution, Online Marketing, parts and service

January 15, 2015 - Industry News

Larry H. Miller Group to Offer F&I Products Nationwide

Larry H. Miller Groups of Companies is getting into the F&I product provider business. Overseeing the new business unit will be Bryant Henrie, who also serves as president of the company’s captive finance arm, Prestige Financial Services.

Tags: F&I products, Larry H. Miller Dealerships

January 13, 2015 - Industry News

RoadVantage Launches New F&I Product Initiative

RoadVantage’s new True Coverage program, which has been applied to its entire F&I product line, helps simplify contract language and dramatically reduces the coverage exclusions that commonly cause problems.

Tags: F&I products, RoadVantage

January 6, 2015 - Industry News

NIADA Partners with EFG Companies

The NIADA has partnered with EFG Companies to drive F&I profit opportunities for its independent dealer members.

Tags: EFG Companies, F&I product provider, F&I products, National Independent Automobile Dealers Associatio, NIADA

July 29, 2014 - Industry News

Asbury Reports Record Second Quarter

The dealer group reported a 21% increase from last year’s adjusted income from continuing operations, as well as a 12% increase in total gross profit.

Tags: Asbury Automotive, F&I products, Quarterly Earnings

July 29, 2014 - Industry News

Group 1 Posts 12.3% Increase in F&I Revenue

The dealer group’s U.S. F&I operations raised its per-copy average $91 to $1,442 in the second quarter. On a year-to-date basis, the group's per-copy average rose $128 from a year ago to $1,499.

Tags: F&I products, GAP, Group 1 Automotive, Prepaid Maintenance, product penetration, Quarterly Earnings, vehicle service contracts