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Social Security Verification

Social Security Verification

The social security number is the most critical component for finance and lease deals and we often need to make a copy of a document for our deal jacket. Be sure to know which version you should see, and double-check the security measures.

September 3, 2020

Lessons From an I-Team Investigation

Lessons From an I-Team Investigation

A dealership was recently discovered to have a prevalent policy and practice of inflating consumers’ incomes to obtain finance source approvals. Reading between the lines of the story, there are a variety of lessons to be learned.

September 3, 2020

Perception vs. Reality

Perception vs. Reality

How long should it take to complete the paperwork in the business office? Most people would say, “As fast as you can.” During this tip, Trent White with American Financial’s F&I University says the right answer may be as simple as slowing down and changing the client’s perception of what is going on.

September 3, 2020

F&I Tip of the Week: Your Title Is Manager
Portfolio Honored for Reinsurance Excellence in 2020 DCAs
The DOWC vs. The CFC

The DOWC vs. The CFC

Do not step over dollars to pick up pennies … picking a formation that is not a good fit will cause exit strategy issues and could cost you ownership of the next formation. Take the time to educate yourself on the different reinsurance formations to ensure success now and in the future.

August 28, 2020

What I Learned Most From COVID-19

What I Learned Most From COVID-19

The most important thing I’ve learned from COVID-19 is that investing in your people is the best investment any business can make.

August 27, 2020

F&I Tip of the Week: VSC Is Key

F&I Tip of the Week: VSC Is Key

What's the most important product we offer in F&I? Check out this F&I Tip of the Week, with John Tabar from UDS, to find out!

August 18, 2020

F&I Tip of the Week: The 80/20 Rule

F&I Tip of the Week: The 80/20 Rule

Have you heard of the 80/20 Rule? I bet you have, but you may be wondering what to do with the other 80% of your time. John Tabar from UDS offers some suggestions in this F&I Tip of the Week.

August 11, 2020

F&I Saboteur

F&I Saboteur

Customers are self-educating via the web, F&I duties have been divided between the sales desk and the F&I department, and someone has pushed the fast-forward button on digital retailing. Tune into this tip with Dwayne Wiggins of American Financial's F&I University.

August 6, 2020

New ZipDeal Tool for Auto Dealers Streamlines & Monetizes Gap Between Customer "Yes" and F&I Office
F&I Tip of the Week: From Green to Great
4 Tips for Driving PVR in Uncertain Times
Do It Anyway

Do It Anyway

Just like the aching back and dirty hands that come with gardening, the bad parts in the F&I office will last a short time, but the benefits can last a long time. Whatever the topic and no matter how painful or how much we dread it, we probably need to do it anyway.

July 30, 2020

Empathy Trumps Everything

Empathy Trumps Everything

If you treat a customer with empathy and respect, you will have created a customer for life. Use these three tips to get out of your own head and into theirs.

July 30, 2020