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F&I Pacesetters: Cecil Atkission Motors

F&I Pacesetters: Cecil Atkission Motors

For the last 25 years, the six-rooftop, Kerrville, Texas-based dealer group has operated under the belief that ‘When products are similar, the dealer makes the difference.”

October 8, 2018

F&I Pacesetters: Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships

F&I Pacesetters: Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships

Mike Wilson has worked for a number of organizations since he started selling cars in 1985, and none have made him more proud to be in the business than the Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships. Now the Texas-based group is in the running for the magazine's F&I Dealer of the Year award.

October 8, 2018

F&I Pacesetters: Zumbrota Ford

F&I Pacesetters: Zumbrota Ford

Dealer Steve Johnson knows how quickly word spreads when you operate in a small town. That’s why reputation means more than profitability at his Zumbrota, Minn.-based Ford store. It's in the running for the magazine's F&I Dealer of the Year.

October 8, 2018

F&I Pacesetters: Prince Automotive Group

F&I Pacesetters: Prince Automotive Group

Prince Automotive Group is proof that operating high-performance finance departments while maintaining the highest level of ethical practices is possible. Now it's in the running for F&I and Showroom's F&I Dealer of the Year award.

October 8, 2018

Cox Automotive’s O’Neil to Retire in February

Cox Automotive’s O’Neil to Retire in February

The tech firm confirmed this week reports that COO Mark O’Neil plans to retire this February. He’ll depart almost four years after Cox’s acquisition of Dealertrack, a company he led as CEO for about 14 years.

September 25, 2018

AutoGravity Names New CEO, CTO

AutoGravity Names New CEO, CTO

Alex Mallman, who most recently served as president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Auto Finance China, replaces AutoGravity’s co-founder and CEO Andy Hinrichs, who left in May, according to the Orange County Business Journal.

July 17, 2018

CDK Global to Acquire ELEAD1ONE

The deal was first reported on Sunday by The Banks Report, which described the pending acquisition as checking off 'several boxes for CDK while filling a big product hole — a viable integrated CRM platform with significant market share.'

July 16, 2018

Updated: Roadster Secures New Funding, Announces New Ties With Lithia, Lexus
Transparency Wave Rolling Into F&I

Transparency Wave Rolling Into F&I

Digital retailing invaded the Las Vegas Convention Center in late March for NADA 2018, but its arrival did little to bring clarity to F&I’s cloudy future.

May 7, 2018

F&I in the Era of Digital Darwinism

F&I in the Era of Digital Darwinism

Darwin Automotive’s Phillip Battista has some strong opinions about digital retailing and online F&I, and he worries some providers — and their dealers — may soon find themselves in legal peril.

April 3, 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

Industry Reacts to GM's Disclosure Policy

Industry Reacts to GM's Disclosure Policy

General Motors dealers who sell non-GM service contracts, parts and accessories must now disclose to their customers that the products are not backed by the automaker. Dealer trade groups believe the OEM’s stated goal of enhanced ‘safety and transparency’ is not the real reason for the new policy.

September 18, 2017

The Connected-Car Opportunity

The Connected-Car Opportunity

Two major players in the aftermarket telematics space are attempting to do what others have failed to achieve: carve out a profit opportunity for dealers in today’s connected-car evolution.

August 14, 2017

The Digital Evangelist

The Digital Evangelist

Cox Automotive’s Mark O’Neil talks to the editor about MakeMyDeal’s future, digital retailing, and the fate of the F&I office.

June 9, 2017

EFG Companies Launches Virtual F&I Service

EFG Companies Launches Virtual F&I Service

The F&I product provider rolled out a new virtual F&I model aimed at powersports and independent dealers, but the executive overseeing the service offered several scenarios in which Simplicity Finance and Insurance can help franchised dealers.

June 7, 2017