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The Federales Are Watching

The Federales Are Watching

There is a palpable sense of relief among dealers at the end of the CFPB era, but the FTC, DOJ, and state attorneys general are actively taking up the once-feared bureau’s cause.

November 13, 2018

The Big Menu Debate

The Big Menu Debate

The magazine’s resident compliance pro weighs in on one of F&I’s big debates: Is the F&I menu a sales or compliance tool?

September 6, 2018

Slurs, Cussing, and Misnomers

Slurs, Cussing, and Misnomers

Master the F&I language by eliminating three groups of inappropriate, inaccurate, and legally explosive words from your vocabulary.

May 31, 2018

The ‘Please Do Not Call’ Rule

The ‘Please Do Not Call’ Rule

The federal Do Not Call Registry is not without its flaws, but dealers are nonetheless bound by its rule. Compliance expert offers a primer for sales and BDC managers.

May 7, 2018

But the Dude Can Sell!

But the Dude Can Sell!

Overlooking past misdeeds and criminal convictions to land top-performing salespeople puts dealers at risk of losing everything when risky hires revert to old habits.

April 4, 2018

Dealer Fines and How to Avoid Them

Dealer Fines and How to Avoid Them

Compliance guru outlines the simple steps every dealer must take to avoid violations of federal OFAC, Used Car, Red Flags, and IRS standards — and the steep fines that accompany them.

March 12, 2018

When Greedies Meet Stupids

When Greedies Meet Stupids

Dealer compliance expert offers a crash course in detecting and preventing identity theft by fake car buyers and unprincipled employees.

March 8, 2018

The Right Approach to Adverse Action Notices

The Right Approach to Adverse Action Notices

Compliance expert gets into the weeds on adverse actions. He explains why you must send a notice to every affected customer, and breaks down your choice of processes.

February 9, 2018

REAL ID  Has Arrived

REAL ID Has Arrived

January marks the first implementation deadline for the federal REAL ID Act. Compliance expert outlines the law, its requirements, and two potential issues facing dealers.

December 4, 2017

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

The magazine’s resident compliance pro says Red Flags tools aren’t foolproof. He offers four tips for vetting suspicious buyers who seem to have all the right answers.

November 14, 2017

F&I’s Compliance Driver

F&I’s Compliance Driver

An electronic menu can do more than drive the F&I process. Compliance expert offers standards and practices you can use to unlock an emenu’s true potential.

September 18, 2017

Setting Up the Edesk

Setting Up the Edesk

Continuing with his noble effort to define the edealership, the magazine’s resident compliance pro explains why the desking process is ripe for digitization.

August 19, 2017

Kinks Will Be Kinks

Kinks Will Be Kinks

Electronic processes won’t cure the ‘kinks’ who flout the rules and regulations governing F&I, but they will make their bad behavior easier to track.

July 7, 2017

Defining the  Edealership

Defining the Edealership

Evolving times require evolving minds. Compliance expert offers a case study to help conceptualize the concept of converting brick-and-mortar dealerships into internet sales hubs.

June 9, 2017

Credit App Fraud Not a Victimless Crime

Credit App Fraud Not a Victimless Crime

Falsifying any of the five key credit determinants on a credit application generates a long list of potential victims inside and outside the dealership.

May 2, 2017