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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

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

Playing With Fire

Playing With Fire

Two attorneys issue a warning about a new sales trick circulating through the industry. Their advice: If it’s too good to be true, it probably is.

May 4, 2017

The CFPB's Misguided Crusade

AFIP's executive director has some choice words for President Obama, Sen. Warren and the 'smartest guys in the room.'

February 5, 2016

R.I.P. Payment Packing

The AFIP’s executive director says it’s time to say goodbye and good riddance to a relic of F&I’s past. He explains why ‘a little wiggle room’ hurts new-car gross and puts sales at risk.

November 13, 2015

Solving the CFPB Problem

Solving the CFPB Problem

The man who has led the NADA’s regulatory advocacy efforts since 2006 believes the tide may be turning in the CFPB’s attack on dealer participation.

August 28, 2015

Price Point

Price Point

The New York attorney general’s crackdown on an F&I product provider and the dealerships that sold its credit repair services comes at a time when federal regulators are expected to tighten the screws on add-on sales.

August 5, 2015

Supreme Court Upholds Disparate Impact

The CFPB won’t lose a key weapon in its auto-lending crackdown, but the court’s 5-4 decision does open the door to challenges in auto finance.

July 9, 2015

What’s the Price?

A business manager from Buffalo, N.Y., offers his take on U.S. Bank’s announcement that it will monitor F&I product pricing.

July 6, 2015

Take a S.W.O.T. at Success

Given the many changes taking place in the F&I field, the AFIP’s executive director says a little self-inspection is in order if you hope to win the F&I trifecta.

May 4, 2015

Spin Control

The magazine’s resident legal insider says the media departments at two of the industry’s top regulators got a little too creative with their recent work.

May 1, 2015

Ready to Charge

Ready to Charge

Auto finance sources reveal that they, too, are focused on the customer experience, and say they are ready for what’s expected to be another great year for auto sales.

March 10, 2015

Seismic Shift

The magazine’s resident legal expert offers her take on why state and federal regulators were so active in auto finance at the close of 2014.

March 10, 2015