Today’s vote leaves it up to the House of Representatives to pass its version of the joint resolution of disapproval. Once that happens, only the president’s signature stands in the way of the industry’s more than five-year campaign to get the CFPB’s controversial guidance repealed.
April 18, 2018
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the review of GAP refunds the bank initiated last year has expanded to other F&I products and services.
April 10, 2018
The CFPB’s acting director tells state regulators there will no longer be ‘regulation by enforcement,” but the editor believes there’s a long list of regulators waiting to take up the torch.
March 12, 2018
Thanks could be in order when the industry gets together for NADA 2018, as the editor hears that a resolution to the Military Lending Act controversy isn’t far off.
March 8, 2018
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 announced its move about a week after the CFPB’s acting director stripped enforcement powers from the division responsible for pursuing discrimination cases in the auto finance arena. BB&T will officially make the switch on March 14.
February 13, 2018
The editor shares some insider information regarding the industry’s efforts to get the Defense Department to reconsider last month’s interpretive rule regarding the sale of GAP and credit insurance to military consumers.
February 6, 2018
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
Based on an interpretive rule issued by the Defense Department on Dec. 14, including credit-protection products like GAP in a servicemember’s vehicle finance contract could subject it to a slew of restrictions and requirements under the Military Lending Act (MLA).
December 20, 2017
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
The Edmond, Okla., Cadillac dealership is one of two Cadillac stores in the Bob Moore Auto Group, a 14-rooftop dealer group founded by Robert W. Moore.
November 15, 2017
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
The editor wonders how regulators, including two new mini-CFPBs in Pennsylvania and Maryland, view a consumer advocacy group’s highly critical report on how dealers price F&I protections.
November 14, 2017
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
One F&I insider says there’s more to the subprime pullback than the recent uptick in delinquencies. He says regulators are the real reason finance sources are so risk-averse.
October 10, 2017