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May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Hudson Cook Adds Former FTC Exec as Partner

Hudson Cook LLP announced today that it has added Joel Winston as partner in its Washington, D.C., office. He worked for the Federal Trade Commission from 1976 to 2011.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Hudson Cook LLP, identity theft, Red Flags Rule

April 3, 2012 - Industry News

DealerTrack Offers Compliance Audits to Subscribers

DealerTrack's new Audit Protect program generates electronic audit reports and offers offline call support to subscribers of the company's compliance solutions.

Tags: compliance, Dealertrack, Federal Trade Commission

October 27, 2011 - Industry News

FTC to Hold Third Roundtable in Washington, D.C., Next Month

At its next ‘Listening Tour’ event, slated for November, the Federal Trade Commission will discuss the information it has picked up at its previous two roundtable gatherings.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Finance, leasing, new-vehicle leasing, vehicle leasing

July 7, 2011 - Industry News

FTC Announces Second Roundtable Event

The Federal Trade Commission’s second roundtable will be staged at St. Mary's University School of Law on Aug. 2-3.

Tags: CFPB, compliance, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Dodd-Frank Act, FEDERAL REGULATION, Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, Hudson Cook LLP, Regulations

May 17, 2011 - Industry News

FTC Finds Auto Dealers Compliant With Consumer Protection Rule

After completing its investigation of nearly 50 automobile dealers, the Federal Trade Commission reported that it found broad compliance with the agency’s Rule of Concerning Preservation of Consumers’ Claims and Defenses, more commonly known as the “Holder in Due Course” Rule.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission

January 25, 2011 - Industry News

GAP Deductible Under Threat in California

New disclosure requirements being considered by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) for loan insurance products aren’t the only threat to core F&I offerings like GAP. In California, product providers are racing to notify dealers that one of the key selling feature of GAP might be barred since a new law took effect on Jan. 1.

Tags: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, credit insurance, Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, GAP, NADA

January 24, 2011 - Industry News

Wolters Kluwer Offers Risk-Based Pricing Solution

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is offering dealers, lenders and F&I service providers a number of solutions to help them comply with the new federal Risk-Based Pricing Rule.

Tags: Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, Risk-Based Pricing Rule, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

January 10, 2011 - Industry News

Finance Express Provides Compliance Tools </br> for RBP Rule, New Privacy Policy Notices

Finance Express, a provider of Web-based financial services for independent dealerships, has created a solution to help dealers comply with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s Risk-Based Pricing (RBP) Rule and new privacy policy, which became effective Jan. 1.

Tags: compliance, Federal Trade Commission, Finance Express, privacy policy, Red Flags Rule, Risk-Based Pricing Rule

January 3, 2011 - Industry News

700Credit Releases Risk-Based Pricing Solution

700Credit LLC, a provider of credit reporting and compliance products and services, has launched a solution to help dealers comply with the new Risk-Based Pricing Rule, which went into effect on Saturday, Jan. 1.

Tags: Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, Risk-Based Pricing Notices

December 21, 2010 - Industry News

RouteOne Offers Risk-Based Pricing Notice Solution

RouteOne is offering dealers a complimentary Risk-Based Pricing Notice tool to assist in compliance with the Risk-Based Pricing Rule issued jointly by the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Trade Commission.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Risk-Based Pricing Notices, RouteOne

June 29, 2010 - Industry News

Auto Dealers Excluded From Wall Street Bill

House and Senate conference committee negotiators voted last Friday to exclude auto dealers from sweeping legislation to overhaul the nation’s financial system.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, financial reform

May 25, 2010 - Industry News

Dealers Move Closer to Exemption <br> From Wall Street Reform

The United States Senate demonstrated bipartisan support for auto dealers on Monday, voting 60-30 to approve a “motion to instruct” lawmakers to include the Brownback Amendment in future versions of the financial regulation bill.

Tags: Brownback amendment, Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, financial reform, NADA, Originations

January 12, 2010 - Industry News

FTC and Federal Reserve Issue Risk-Based Pricing Rules

In what is expected to have a big impact on the special-finance marketplace, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) issued in late December finalized rules that will require creditors, including dealers, to alert consumers when derogatory credit data causes them to receive less than optimal terms. The rule is expected to take effect Jan. 1, 2011.

Tags: Adverse Action Notice, Federal Reserve, Federal Trade Commission, NADA, Risk-Based Pricing Notices

November 2, 2009 - Industry News

Red Flags Rule Delayed Again

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Friday it is delaying enforcement of the Red Flags Rule until June 1, 2010.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Red Flags Rule

October 6, 2009 - Industry News

DealerTrack Adds Red Flags Reporting to Its Compliance Solution

DealerTrack Inc., a provider of on-demand software and data solutions, added red flags reporting to its DealerTrack Compliance Solution to help dealers better track their identity theft prevention programs and to more effectively monitor dealership activity.

Tags: Dealertrack, Federal Trade Commission, Red Flags Rule

August 28, 2009 - Industry News

New FTC Rule Prohibiting Robocalls Takes Effect Today

The Federal Trade Commission said beginning today prerecorded commercial telemarketing calls to consumers — commonly known as robocalls — will be prohibited, unless the telemarketer has obtained permission in writing from consumers who want to receive such calls.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Robocalls

July 29, 2009 - Industry News

FTC Delays 'Red Flags' Rule to November 1

The FTC has delayed enforcement of the Red Flags Rule once again, as it looks to expand its education efforts among small businesses. Those efforts include sending a staff attorney to the magazine’s September conference.

Tags: F&I Conference & Expo, Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003, Federal Trade Commission, Red Flags Rule

May 15, 2009 - Industry News

FTC Files Suit to Stop Illegal Robocalls

The Federal Trade Commission is asking a federal court to shut down a telemarketing campaign that has been bombarding U.S. consumers with hundreds of millions of allegedly deceptive “robocalls” in an effort to sell them vehicle service contracts under the guise that they are extensions of original vehicle warranties.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Service Contracts, telemarketing

May 1, 2009 - Industry News

FTC Issues Three-Month Delay of Enforcement of Red Flags Rule

The Federal Trade Commission will delay enforcement of the new Red Flags Rule until August 1, 2009, to give creditors and financial institutions more time to develop and implement written identity theft prevention programs.

Tags: compliance, Federal Trade Commission, Red Flags Rule

April 21, 2009 - Industry News

FTC Raises the Stakes on Violators

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) upped the ante on abuses of the FTC Act by increasing the maximum civil penalty for unfair and deceptive acts and practices from $11,000 to $16,000 per violation.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, Red Flags Rule, Safeguards Rule

March 2, 2009 - Industry News

NADA Seminar Takes ‘Deeper Dive’ Into FTC Red Flags Rule

NADA Regulatory Affairs Directory Paul Metrey and attorneys from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection — which drafted and enforces the Red Flags Rule — will present a virtual seminar “A Deeper Dive into the FTC Red Flags Rule” on March 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. EST.

Tags: Federal Trade Commission, NADA, Red Flags Rule

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