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ADI Releases Electronic Version of Encyclopedia of F&I Management

August 11, 2008

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – F&I professionals wishing to keep pace with the industry's ever-increasing standards will have the opportunity to download the electronic version of the Automotive Dealership Institute's renowned Encyclopedia of Finance & Insurance Management in its entirety.

For a limited time, the Automotive Dealership Institute will be offering the entire 772 page volume as an instantly downloadable PDF. This e-book will be available for only $49.95, a fraction of the cost of the book's sold-out hard cover edition, the first edition of which retailed for $795 followed by more affordable Library Edition released earlier this year at $399.

The Encyclopedia was a collaborative effort from a team of key automotive industry professionals, representing a wide range of topics. Topics covered in the F&I encyclopedia are:

• Finance and Insurance - Prime and Nonprime

• F&I Menu Presentation Process

• Creation and Management of the Dealership Internet Department

• Retail Installment Sales Contracts

• Consumer Leasing, Lease Agreements

• Collecting, Analyzing and Evaluating Credit Information

• Legal Compliance - Privacy Rule, Safeguards Rule, Cash Purchases, etc.

• Credit Insurance and Related Products

• Ethics for Automotive Financial Professionals

Among the contributors was Dr. Robert W. Serum, CEO of the Center for International Retail Automotive Standards (CIRAS) and former vice president of academics and international programs at Northwood University, Thomas Hudson, senior partner at Hudson Cook LLC and author of CARLAW, and ADI's Alan Algan and Arzu Algan.

The e-book edition of the Encyclopedia offers several user-friendly features, including an electronic table of contents and electronic bookmarks for easy navigation. "We wanted to make it accessible to all F&I professionals, not just upper management," said Alan Algan, CEO and executive director of ADI, "We've always believed in the importance of ongoing education. It's the only way to raise the standards for our industry."

The e-book is available now. For details, call (877) 998-7200 or visit http://www.autodealerinstitute.com/finance-insurance/encyclopedia.php

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