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3 F&I Gotchas You Need to Avoid

3 F&I Gotchas You Need to Avoid

Be sure you know the three F&I ‘gotchas’ that compliance auditors, regulators, and plaintiffs’ attorneys will be hunting for in 2020 with this three-minute read.

January 27, 2020

Confront the Growing Threat of Synthetic ID Fraud
Louisiana Dealers Do Business Face-to-Face

Louisiana Dealers Do Business Face-to-Face

Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association President Will Green believes the dealers in his state succeed by putting their customers and communities first and maximizing production — and emphasizing compliance — in the F&I department.

November 9, 2019

Mid-Level F&I Managers Need Advanced Training

Mid-Level F&I Managers Need Advanced Training

F&I managers who are ready to take the next step in their careers must seek out training focused on leadership, deal structure, compliance, and other essential skills for professional development.

October 25, 2019

Econtracting: Slippery Slope or Big Opportunity?

Econtracting: Slippery Slope or Big Opportunity?

Progress toward a fully online transaction may be inevitable, but you — and your finance sources — must take concrete steps toward process improvement and regulatory compliance to make econtracting work for your store.

September 24, 2019

The Price of Compliance Is Going Up. Sorry.

The Price of Compliance Is Going Up. Sorry.

Recent revisions to the federal Safeguards Rule cement the need for a compliance officer in every dealership. Whether their duties are performed by an employee or outsourced, satisfying the new requirement is going to cost your store thousands of dollars per month.

August 29, 2019

Lori Church Is a Swiss Army Knife for John Elway Dealerships
F&I Pacesetters: Hoehn Carlsbad Buick GMC Cadillac

F&I Pacesetters: Hoehn Carlsbad Buick GMC Cadillac

To become an F&I manager at this Carlsbad, Calif.-based Buick-GMC-Cadillac store, candidates must complete an eight-week course addressing a number of topics related to ethics and compliance. The dealership is in the running for the magazine's F&I Dealer of the Year award.

October 8, 2018

F&I Pacesetters: Prince Automotive Group

F&I Pacesetters: Prince Automotive Group

Prince Automotive Group is proof that operating high-performance finance departments while maintaining the highest level of ethical practices is possible. Now it's in the running for F&I and Showroom's F&I Dealer of the Year award.

October 8, 2018

The Big Menu Debate

The Big Menu Debate

The magazine’s resident compliance pro weighs in on one of F&I’s big debates: Is the F&I menu a sales or compliance tool?

September 6, 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

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

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

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

F&I Pacesetters: Bob Moore Cadillac of Edmond