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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

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

F&I Pacesetters: Bob Moore Buick GMC

F&I Pacesetters: Bob Moore Buick GMC

Bob Moore Buick GMC is a process-driven machine, but that’s just one of the reasons the Oklahoma dealership’s F&I department is putting up big numbers. It's in the running for F&I and Showroom's F&I Dealer of the Year award.

October 8, 2018

Finding Greatness in the Box

Finding Greatness in the Box

F&I professionals who stop swinging for the fences and focus on base hits stand to gain the confidence of their customers and the per-copy average that comes with it.

March 12, 2018

F&I Pacesetters: Gerald Jones Auto Group

F&I Pacesetters: Gerald Jones Auto Group

Meet the two operations that were also in the running for the American Financial & Automotive Services Inc.-sponsored F&I Dealer of the Year.

November 14, 2017

Examining the CFPB’s Arbitration Rule
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

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

Setting the Pace

Setting the Pace

Meet the five finalist for the 2015 F&I Dealer of the Year award, the winner of which was announced earlier this month at the magazine's annual conference.

September 17, 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

10.5 Ways to Create Customer Interest

10.5 Ways to Create Customer Interest

The magazine’s resident F&I pro thinks F&I managers can take a cue from the Duke of Wellington, who once said, ‘Wise people learn when they can. Fools learn when they must.’

August 14, 2014

People, Process, Pay Plans

People, Process, Pay Plans

Top F&I mind says there are nine components that need to be in every F&I pay plan. Not only do they provide the right motivation, they can be the key to retaining top talent.

July 14, 2014

Codifying Common Sense

Whether you believe it or not, most rules and regulations weren’t designed to make your life miserable. The magazine’s resident compliance expert says we can only blame ourselves.

July 14, 2014

The CFPB’s Flexible Jurisdiction

The magazine’s legal insider doesn't believe the bureau has jurisdiction over the F&I products industry, but she admits there’s too much gray area in the Dodd-Frank Act to know for sure.

December 23, 2013