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Military Lending Act's December Update More Harmful Than First Thought

Military Lending Act's December Update More Harmful Than First Thought

A Hudson Cook attorney told industry trade groups in a Jan. 18 memo that the Defense Department’s Dec. 14 interpretative rule, combined with something else it did in July 2015, makes it ‘highly unlikely that any dealer or finance source will be willing to originate or purchase’ a vehicle finance transaction if credit-protection products are included.

February 22, 2018

BB&T Switches Back to Markups as CFPB Shifts Away From Enforcement
Appeals Court Rules CFPB Structure Is Constitutional

Appeals Court Rules CFPB Structure Is Constitutional

On Wednesday, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled 7-3 that a provision in the Dodd-Frank Act that says the CFPB director can only be removed for cause does not unconstitutionally constrain the president.

January 31, 2018

Cox Automotive Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against CDK Global

Add Cox Automotive to the growing list of tech vendors and dealers alleging that CDK and Reynolds and Reynolds Co. conspired to eliminate competition for data integration services and seize control over dealer and third-party data.

December 12, 2017

GOA Says Congress Can Review CFPB’s Guidance on Dealer Participation

The Government Accountability Office said on Tuesday that the bureau’s March 2013 bulletin on dealer participation falls under the Congressional Review Act, a decision that clears the way for the Republican-controlled Congress to repeal the bureau’s controversial guidance.

December 6, 2017

Judge Sides With Trump in Battle for Control of CFPB

Judge Sides With Trump in Battle for Control of CFPB

A federal judge refused to block the appointment of Mick Mulvaney as interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but the Trump administration’s victory may only be temporary.

November 29, 2017

F&I Pacesetters: Bob Moore Cadillac of Edmond
F&I Pacesetters: Gerald Jones Auto Group

F&I Pacesetters: Gerald Jones Auto Group

Meet the two operations that were also in the running for the American Financial & Automotive Services Inc.-sponsored F&I Dealer of the Year.

November 14, 2017

Pence Casts Tiebreaking Vote to Kill CFPB's Arbitration Rule

Pence Casts Tiebreaking Vote to Kill CFPB's Arbitration Rule

The vice president cast his tiebreaking vote late Tuesday night. The measure now heads to President Trump's desk, where it is likely to be signed. Once it does, not only will the CFPB's arbitration rule be invalidated, the bureau won't be allowed to issue a similar rule unless authorized to do so in a subsequent law.

October 25, 2017

Ally Takes Control of GAP Refunds

Ally Takes Control of GAP Refunds

The finance source’s new policy took effect days before new allegations surfaced that Wells Fargo failed to deliver GAP refunds to borrowers. It states that Ally — not dealers — will directly refund the unearned portion of GAP waivers and insurance to borrowers within 45 days of the paid-in-full date.

October 11, 2017

CFPB Finalizes Small-Dollar Lending Rule

CFPB Finalizes Small-Dollar Lending Rule

In announcing the rule, the bureau used wording the American Financial Services Association said makes an important distinction between traditional installment lending and payday and title lending.

October 5, 2017

House Republicans Say CFPB Prematurely Suspended Wells Fargo Investigation

House Republicans Say CFPB Prematurely Suspended Wells Fargo Investigation

House Republicans charged in a new report that the CFPB missed an opportunity to uncover Wells Fargo’s recently revealed insurance and GAP refund issues when it rushed to settle with the bank last year for opening unauthorized customer accounts. It also accused the bureau of withholding a memo backing its claims.

September 21, 2017