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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

Marijuana Use Still Illegal on Calif. Roads

Marijuana Use Still Illegal on Calif. Roads

Marijuana sales for recreational use became legal in California on Jan. 1, but another change in state law prohibits smoking or consuming the drug while driving or riding in a vehicle.

January 3, 2018

GM: Dealers Must Disclose Non-GM Parts, Service Contracts

GM: Dealers Must Disclose Non-GM Parts, Service Contracts

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. Dealers who don’t comply face possible termination of their franchise agreement.

August 24, 2017

Hudson Cook Team Updates ‘CARLAW F&I Desk Book’

Hudson Cook Team Updates ‘CARLAW F&I Desk Book’

Authored by attorneys Thomas B. Hudson, Michael Benoit, Ralph Rohner and the attorneys of Hudson Cook LLP, 'CARLAW F&I Legal Desk Book (7th edition) – The Answer Book for Finance and Insurance Professionals,' presents a law-by-law, regulation-by-regulation guide through the legal maze that dealers face every day.

July 25, 2017

Three States Pass GAP Laws

Three States Pass GAP Laws

The Guaranteed Asset Protection Alliance, a lobbying group made up of GAP providers, administrators and finance sources, was instrumental in getting two of the three laws passed — the most recent state to adopt its model act being Maine.

July 13, 2017

A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

The magazine’s legal wiz reminds dealers and F&I pros why it’s wise to assume every customer knows the bad compliance practices you should have outlawed years ago.

July 7, 2017

EFG Companies: F&I Industry Faces Murky 2017

EFG Companies: F&I Industry Faces Murky 2017

The expected regulatory rollback, plateauing sales, rising interest rates, and the push to change the in-dealership experience clouds the F&I industry’s future, EFG Companies said today. Four of the firm's executives offered their predictions for 2017.

January 31, 2017

Is the Dragon Dead?

The magazine’s legal eagle believes the CFPB is more annoyed than wounded by the federal appellate court’s ruling that its single-director structure is unconstitutional.

December 6, 2016

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

OCC Expresses Concern About Rising Risk in Auto Finance

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has once against expressed concern about rising credit risks in the auto finance arena, noting that underwriting standards for both direct and indirect auto loans have begun to decline due to increased competition.

July 19, 2016

Compliance Summit to Hit Tampa, Las Vegas in 2016

Organizers of Compliance Summit, a series of regional events dedicated to front-end compliance for dealers and dealership management, announced that events will be held in Tampa and Las Vegas this year following stops in Chicago and Austin, Texas, in 2015.

April 12, 2016

Becoming an F&I Manager

F&I isn't for the faint of heart. His Madness delves into the compliance side of the F&I manager's role in Part One of his two-part series on becoming an F&I manager.

February 5, 2016