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It’s the Process, Stupid

It’s the Process, Stupid

A dealership’s Red Flags process is a clear indicator of how its overall compliance quotient stacks up against stores that never let a notification go by.

August 12, 2019

Sales Compliance and the Red Flags Rut

Sales Compliance and the Red Flags Rut

When sales managers habitually ignore Red Flags warnings, your customers’ identities and the dealer’s wallet are both left vulnerable. Here’s how to break the habit.

July 9, 2019

4 F&I Scenarios That Can Lead to Bank Fraud

4 F&I Scenarios That Can Lead to Bank Fraud

Expert lists four all-too-common situations in which failing to understand underwriting guidelines or falsifying required stips — by dealership or finance source personnel — can constitute not just noncompliance but outright fraud.

June 13, 2019

Proper Desking Prevents Payment Packing

Proper Desking Prevents Payment Packing

Despite improved industry education and a slew of regulatory enforcement actions, packing payments remains a popular pursuit at dealerships around the nation. Here’s how to prevent this highly illegal practice before it starts.

May 21, 2019

When Sales Is to Blame for Noncompliance: Part 3

Help! My Dealership Is Packing Payments

Top trainer comes to the rescue of an F&I manager who fears an antiquated, discredited, and deceptive sales tactic has taken root at his store.

October 9, 2018

Red Flags Alert

The editor believes recent regulatory activity should serve as a warning to dealers who haven’t dusted off their Red Flags compliance programs in the years since the rule took effect.

October 9, 2018

Comply Like Nobody’s Watching

His Madness wants F&I pros to commit to ethical dealings with customers and finance sources because it’s the right thing to do, not just for the very real threat of reprisal.

September 1, 2018

Game Almost Over

With the CFPB’s controversial guidance officially repealed, the editor delves into what the bureau was really after in its targeting of dealer participation.

May 30, 2018

Is That Legal?

Is manipulating a sales agreement to accommodate a customer’s request to cash out of a dealer-arranged retail sales contract allowed? His Madness gets answers from the industry’s top legal mind.

May 7, 2018

Who Will Take Up the CFPB's Torch?

The CFPB’s acting director tells state regulators there will no longer be ‘regulation by enforcement,” but the editor believes there’s a long list of regulators waiting to take up the torch.

March 12, 2018

Resolution Needed

The editor shares some insider information regarding the industry’s efforts to get the Defense Department to reconsider last month’s interpretive rule regarding the sale of GAP and credit insurance to military consumers.

February 6, 2018

It Is Unwise to Lower Your Defenses

The editor wonders how regulators, including two new mini-CFPBs in Pennsylvania and Maryland, view a consumer advocacy group’s highly critical report on how dealers price F&I protections.

November 14, 2017

What's Really Behind the Subprime Pullback?

One F&I insider says there’s more to the subprime pullback than the recent uptick in delinquencies. He says regulators are the real reason finance sources are so risk-averse.

October 10, 2017