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4 Compliance Predictions for 2017

The magazine’s compliance pro dusts off his crystal ball to offer a few predictions for 2017. If he’s correct, F&I offices could be in for a challenging year.

December 27, 2016

A Final Message From the Chairman

A Final Message From the Chairman

Jeff Carlson reflects on his term as the NADA’s 2016 chairman, highlighting the association’s victories as well as the challenges ahead.

December 22, 2016

Defining the Dark Side

There’s one way to keep federal regulators, plaintiffs’ attorneys, attorneys general and the media at bay. Read on to find out what it is.

December 6, 2016

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

Formalized and Documented

The magazine's compliance pro believes the FTC may soon take a page out of the CFPB's playbook when it comes to regulating dealers. He explains how dealers can get prepared.

November 4, 2016

Certified for the Future

Certified for the Future

The magazine’s compliance pro breaks down Compliance Summit’s new certification component. He explains how it’s designed to address the industry’s true regulator.

August 4, 2016

Hanging in the Balance

Hanging in the Balance

The compliance gurus at F&I Think Tank agreed that a lot is riding on the outcome of November’s presidential elections — including the fate of the F&I department.

June 3, 2016

4 Social Media Landmines

4 Social Media Landmines

Dealership expert identifies four common landmines dealers run into when marketing on social media, and offers recommendations for staying out of the crosshairs of regulators.

March 4, 2016

'Tis the Season to Count Our Blessings

The AFIP’s executive director gives thanks to the regulators and the regulations they enforce. He explains why dealers should do the same.

December 11, 2015

R.I.P. Payment Packing

The AFIP’s executive director says it’s time to say goodbye and good riddance to a relic of F&I’s past. He explains why ‘a little wiggle room’ hurts new-car gross and puts sales at risk.

November 13, 2015

Solving the CFPB Problem

Solving the CFPB Problem

The man who has led the NADA’s regulatory advocacy efforts since 2006 believes the tide may be turning in the CFPB’s attack on dealer participation.

August 28, 2015

Price Point

Price Point

The New York attorney general’s crackdown on an F&I product provider and the dealerships that sold its credit repair services comes at a time when federal regulators are expected to tighten the screws on add-on sales.

August 5, 2015

What’s the Price?

A business manager from Buffalo, N.Y., offers his take on U.S. Bank’s announcement that it will monitor F&I product pricing.

July 6, 2015

Delivering the Beef

Delivering the Beef

The AFIP’s executive director opens up about what he hopes to accomplish when he meets with the top brass at the CFPB.

October 9, 2014