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Rising Loan Amounts Drive Consumers to the Used-Vehicle Market

Rising Loan Amounts Drive Consumers to the Used-Vehicle Market

The auto finance segment is growing at a healthy rate, but average new-vehicle loan amounts are outpacing the market, driving an increasing number of car buyers — including those with prime and superprime credit scores — out of the showroom and onto the used-car lot.

July 18, 2019

Q4 Revisited: Affordability, Not Delinquency, Is Cause for Concern
Crack the Credit Union Code

Crack the Credit Union Code

Is your local credit union a friend or a foe? The magazine’s resident F&I wiz offers a four-step process you can use to unlock a powerful new auto finance source.

October 16, 2018

Give ’Em Gershwin

Give ’Em Gershwin

Award-winning F&I director explains how using music during his process stimulates his customers' purchasing impulses.

September 5, 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

Moving F&I Online

Moving F&I Online

Dealer software expert makes the case for following your customers online and adopting a fully digital transaction.

July 3, 2018

Slurs, Cussing, and Misnomers

Slurs, Cussing, and Misnomers

Master the F&I language by eliminating three groups of inappropriate, inaccurate, and legally explosive words from your vocabulary.

May 31, 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

Cause for Concern: CEOs Take the AFSA Stage

Cause for Concern: CEOs Take the AFSA Stage

Executives representing leading auto finance sources gathered at the American Financial Services Association’s 2018 conference to discuss the present and future consequences of inflated lease returns, declining used-car values, and rising interest rates.

May 7, 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

Dealer Fines and How to Avoid Them

Dealer Fines and How to Avoid Them

Compliance guru outlines the simple steps every dealer must take to avoid violations of federal OFAC, Used Car, Red Flags, and IRS standards — and the steep fines that accompany them.

March 12, 2018

Finding Greatness in the Box

Finding Greatness in the Box

F&I professionals who stop swinging for the fences and focus on base hits stand to gain the confidence of their customers and the per-copy average that comes with it.

March 12, 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