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Fed Reserve Approves Third Rate Hike of 2018

Fed Reserve Approves Third Rate Hike of 2018

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates for the third time this year and signaled it will raise the cost of borrowing again in December. Industry economists said it will not get better for consumers or the industry from here.

September 27, 2018

Fed Reserve Approves Second Rate Hike of 2018

Fed Reserve Approves Second Rate Hike of 2018

For the seventh time since 2015, the Federal Reserve increased the Federal Funds Rate a quarter percentage. Cox Automotive economists say higher interest rates and tighter credit have already led to softening retail demand, noting that further rate increases will impact all corners of the car business.

June 14, 2018

Federal Reserve Keeps Rates Steady

The Federal Reserve voted unanimously to maintain the target range for the federal funds rate at 1.5% and 1.75%, but it hinted at a possible rate hike in June.

May 3, 2018

Fed Proposal Reveals Evidence GAP

The Fed sure isn’t hiding its disdain for credit insurance with its proposed changes to Reg. Z. Then again, it might just be an information gap at work.

February 4, 2011

Customer Education Isn't a Bad Thing

It might seem like just another regulation targeting dealer-arranged financing, but the editor believes the Risk-Based Pricing Rule might be the kind of icebreaker F&I managers have been seeking all along.

January 6, 2011

Time to Uphold Our Job Requirement

The verdict on the impact of the Fed's new rule is still out, but its requirements might just be what the doctor ordered for our business.

February 1, 2010

Industry Getting Its Second Wind

Key indexes point to a rebound, but the road to recovery is a long ways off. Still, there are opportunities to be had.

January 1, 2010

Survival Mode: New Solutions for Staying in Business

With all the bad news floating around, crawling into a hole really doesn’t sound like a bad idea these days. However, that’s not what businesses do. And it’s clear by some of the more positive news out there that industries aren’t ready to throw in the towel.

January 1, 2009

Credit: Is It Available?

I bet most of you never thought you’d see the day — the day when we’d be promoting the availability of credit rather than that new hot car or truck. Well, that day has come.

December 1, 2008

Dealing With Subprime’s Messy Image

Is it me or is just about everyone looking for that one kink in the armor of our business? Yes, blame the subprime-mortgage market all you want, but the reality is that it’s going to be guilt by association from here on out. What’s important now is that we don’t prove those “Chicken Littles” right.

October 1, 2007

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