New legislation aimed at strengthening dealer protections under California’s franchise laws will have its first committee hearing on Monday. One of its provisions specifically addresses the disclosure policy General Motors issued last summer regarding the sale of non-GM service contracts.
April 19, 2018
Zurich North America is reshaping its dealer P&C portfolio to address 'persistent underperformance due to continued volatility associated with large and catastrophic hail losses." As a result, Zurich will focus heavily on F&I in 2018, a spokesperson said last week.
January 22, 2018
Based on an interpretive rule issued by the Defense Department on Dec. 14, including credit-protection products like GAP in a servicemember’s vehicle finance contract could subject it to a slew of restrictions and requirements under the Military Lending Act (MLA).
December 20, 2017
The vice president cast his tiebreaking vote late Tuesday night. The measure now heads to President Trump's desk, where it is likely to be signed. Once it does, not only will the CFPB's arbitration rule be invalidated, the bureau won't be allowed to issue a similar rule unless authorized to do so in a subsequent law.
October 25, 2017
The Guaranteed Asset Protection Alliance, a lobbying group made up of GAP providers, administrators and finance sources, was instrumental in getting two of the three laws passed — the most recent state to adopt its model act being Maine.
July 13, 2017
The F&I product provider rolled out a new virtual F&I model aimed at powersports and independent dealers, but the executive overseeing the service offered several scenarios in which Simplicity Finance and Insurance can help franchised dealers.
June 7, 2017
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)'s six-year effort to collect on a $4.2 million judgement against a telemarketer of “extended auto warranties” came to a end last week. The telemarketer, which did business under the name My Car Solutions, led victims to believe it was affiliated with auto dealers and manufacturers.
July 27, 2016
The group’s chief executive reiterated his support for Honda Financial’s new dealer markup caps. He said the policy should serve as a template for the rest of the auto finance industry.
July 23, 2015
U.S. Bank told dealers this week that it’s monitoring how they price F&I products. If its monitoring program finds ‘unexplained differences in pricing or excessive add-on product financing on a prohibited basis,’ dealers will be asked to provide an explanation.
May 28, 2015
AmTrust announced last week that it has entered into a definite agreement to purchase Wells Fargo’s Warranty Solutions, which the bank acquired in October 2008 with its purchase of Wachovia Corp.
May 7, 2015
The dealer group’s U.S. F&I operations raised its per-copy average $91 to $1,442 in the second quarter. On a year-to-date basis, the group's per-copy average rose $128 from a year ago to $1,499.
July 29, 2014
AutoNation reported during its second-quarter investor call that it has installed the NADA’s Fair Credit Compliance Program in nine stores. Officials also provided an update on the company’s digital push.
July 24, 2014