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Military Lending Act Guidance: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Thanks could be in order when the industry gets together for NADA 2018, as the editor hears that a resolution to the Military Lending Act controversy isn’t far off.

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Military Lending Act's December Update More Harmful Than First Thought

A Hudson Cook attorney told industry trade groups in a Jan. 18 memo that the Defense Department’s Dec. 14 interpretative rule, combined with something else it did in July 2015, makes it ‘highly unlikely that any dealer or finance source will be willing to originate or purchase’ a vehicle finance transaction if credit-protection products are included.

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.

Darwin Updates F&I Platform to Address Military Lending Act Rules

Darwin today announced a new update to its F&I sales platform designed to address the interpretive rule the Defense Department issued last month under the MLA.

UPDATED: Core F&I Product Could Put Some Auto Finance Deals Under Military Lending Act’s Requirements

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).

Department of Defense Issues Final Military Lending Act Rule

Today, the Defense Department issued a final rule that expands the types of credit products covered by the 36% rate cap and other military-specific protections under the Military Lending Act.

DOD Bans Military Allotments for Personal Property Purchases

Starting Jan. 1, active-duty troops will no longer be able to use military allotments to purchase or lease vehicles, among other things. The policy change was made in response to enforcement actions brought by the CFPB.