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Game Almost Over

With the CFPB’s controversial guidance officially repealed, the editor delves into what the bureau was really after in its targeting of dealer participation.

May 30, 2018

Who Will Take Up the CFPB's Torch?

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

Rescinding the CFPB’s Auto Finance Guidance

The editor debunks a few myths about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, then explains why the industry is on the brink of repealing the bureau’s auto finance guidance.

January 4, 2018

Trading Rate for Product

A reader wonders if a scenario exists where trading rate for product doesn’t cross that invisible legal line. The magazine’s resident F&I pro weighs in.

May 2, 2017

Are the CFPB’s Days Numbered?

Can President-elect Donald Trump really deliver on his promise to ‘dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act’? The editor’s regulatory insiders say that outcome, while possible, is highly unlikely.

December 6, 2016

Get Certified, Get Trained

The editor responds to some of the chatter he’s hearing about the CFPB turning its attention toward F&I products. He then reveals why readers need to register for this month’s Compliance Summit.

July 28, 2016

Outing the CFPB

The House Financial Services Committee’s decision to release confidential CFPB documents was a big win for the industry. But will it be enough to stop the bureau’s attack on dealer participation?

January 11, 2016

Interview With the Regulator

After stumbling out of the gate in his long-awaited interview with a former CFPB official, the editor discovers the regulator was more than willing to talk.

April 30, 2014

The CFPB Strikes

The CFPB’s first strike on rate participation came 11 days short of the New Year. Unfortunately, its 13-page complaint leaves many questions unanswered.

January 17, 2014

Change in Programming

The editor travels to the magazine’s annual conference with news that one of his key insiders landed on the CFPB’s watch list.

November 15, 2013

Stick With the Process

Between zero percent financing and looming regulatory changes, F&I managers have reason to worry. The editor weighs in with advice he learned in the batting cages.

August 7, 2013

Actions Speak Louder

The editor wonders if the departure of another director will weaken the CFPB. The latest news indicates the auto finance industry could suffer the most.

July 16, 2013

Hold Your Position

The CFPB’s saber-rattling has failed to upset the magazine’s in-the-trenches columnist, who reminds us that dealers have survived past attacks on their bottom lines.

June 12, 2013

A Change in Station

Tired of talking about the CFPB, the editor offers a few thoughts on what he thinks is a great opportunity to better connect with car buyers.

May 15, 2013

Unified Front

Regulators are looking at our business, but the editor doesn’t think we have anything to fear — that’s if we’re ready to become part of the solution.

March 20, 2013