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F&I Pacesetters: Hoehn Carlsbad Buick GMC Cadillac

F&I Pacesetters: Hoehn Carlsbad Buick GMC Cadillac

To become an F&I manager at this Carlsbad, Calif.-based Buick-GMC-Cadillac store, candidates must complete an eight-week course addressing a number of topics related to ethics and compliance. The dealership 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

The CFPB’s Spirit Lives On

The CFPB’s Spirit Lives On

Attorney Eric Johnson fields questions about the state of the CFPB, the now fully staffed FTC, and the aggressive stance of state attorneys general. He also offers a critical update on the Military Lending Act.

August 6, 2018

F&I’s Need for Nobility

F&I’s Need for Nobility

With 78% of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, F&I insider says it’s time for F&I producers to change their approach.

July 3, 2018

Special Report: Unwinding the CFPB

Special Report: Unwinding the CFPB

F&I tracks the rise and fall of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s aggressive but ultimately futile five-year assault on dealer participation.

May 31, 2018

NADA Seeks Clarity Through Upheaval

NADA Seeks Clarity Through Upheaval

NADA Chairman Wes Lutz laid out the association's priorities and touched on a number of pressing topics at the American Financial Services Association (AFSA)’s 2018 Vehicle Finance Conference.

May 7, 2018

Don’t Let the Deal Ruin the Sale

Don’t Let the Deal Ruin the Sale

Compliance expert lists four steps dealers and F&I professionals can take to fill the gaps in your documentation process and prepare your dealership for regulatory inquests.

March 12, 2018

A War on Many Fronts

A War on Many Fronts

NADA chairman and Michigan dealer Wes Lutz takes the association’s helm during a time of transition and conflict at the factory, retail and legislative levels.

March 9, 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

Rich Cordray’s Legacy and  The Future of the CFPB

Rich Cordray’s Legacy and The Future of the CFPB

A former bureau official reflects on her time under former CFPB Director Richard Cordray, and explains why the industry shouldn’t be breathing a sigh of relief with his departure.

December 4, 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

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

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

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