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Q&A: You Call This a Refund?

Q&A: You Call This a Refund?

New IRS rules have sparked a downward trend in refund amounts, threatening the loss of an annual catalyst for used-car sales.

February 18, 2019

Subprime Auto Lending Hits 11-Year Low

Subprime Auto Lending Hits 11-Year Low

The third quarter of 2018 saw an alarming plunge in lending to subprime and deep-subprime customers, falling to 21% of all auto loans as banks and finance companies continue to favor the upper credit tiers.

February 5, 2019

3 Reasons to Believe in Leasing in 2019

3 Reasons to Believe in Leasing in 2019

Attractive price points, sustained value of off-lease units, and rising interest rates point toward leasing remaining a viable financing option for dealers and customers this year.

January 12, 2019

LGBTQ Car Buyers Are Loyal and Affluent

LGBTQ Car Buyers Are Loyal and Affluent

Top-producing F&I pro has a message for dealers who have failed to embrace the LGBTQ community in their marketing, instore processes, or corporate culture.

January 11, 2019

5 Ways Auto Finance Will Change in 2019

5 Ways Auto Finance Will Change in 2019

Expert predicts flat sales and consumer demand will push more banks and finance companies to deliver consumer-friendly technology and transparency in an increasingly competitive market.

December 28, 2018

Stop Grossing Up Fixed Incomes

Stop Grossing Up Fixed Incomes

Dealer-lender agreements and federal regulators all have something to say on the subject of income inflation, and ignoring those guidelines can create a compliance nightmare.

December 21, 2018

Opinion: Biweekly Payments Fit a Biweekly World

Opinion: Biweekly Payments Fit a Biweekly World

Expert says affordable payments are the key to dealership success as incentives fall, interest rates rise, and the vast majority of Americans continues to budget around a twice-monthly paycheck.

December 18, 2018

Opinion: This Is Why the Fintech Bubble Hasn't Burst
How to Read a Credit Report

How to Read a Credit Report

Expert offers a crash course in the purpose and structure of credit reports for F&I professionals who need to make good decisions without slowing or disrupting the delivery.

November 6, 2018

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

Digital Is Great, Until It’s Not

Digital Is Great, Until It’s Not

Switching to a digital menu has its benefits, but dealers can’t expect it to deliver on its promise without a plan of action.

October 16, 2018

Make F&I Great Again

Make F&I Great Again

Technology insider looks at four technologies designed to keep F&I managers in the digital retailing game.

October 16, 2018

3 Elements of a Balanced Online F&I Strategy

3 Elements of a Balanced Online F&I Strategy

Flooding your dealership’s website with F&I content without a strategy can be just as costly as underreacting to the Digital Age. The magazine’s resident F&I pro details a balanced approach for taking F&I online.

October 15, 2018

F&I Pacesetters: Cecil Atkission Motors

F&I Pacesetters: Cecil Atkission Motors

For the last 25 years, the six-rooftop, Kerrville, Texas-based dealer group has operated under the belief that ‘When products are similar, the dealer makes the difference.”

October 8, 2018

F&I Pacesetters: Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships

F&I Pacesetters: Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships

Mike Wilson has worked for a number of organizations since he started selling cars in 1985, and none have made him more proud to be in the business than the Nyle Maxwell Family of Dealerships. Now the Texas-based group is in the running for the magazine's F&I Dealer of the Year award.

October 8, 2018

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