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Quarterly Earnings

Group 1's F&I Per-Copy Average Jumps $65 in the U.S. Market

While the international dealer group's consolidated per-copy average grew $27 to $1,352 in the third quarter, it's U.S.-based F&I operations saw its per-copy average rise $65 to $1,515. For the first nine months of 2015, the group's per-copy average is $1,529.

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AutoNation Posts $146 Q3 Increase in F&I Per-Copy Average

The group averaged $1,549 in F&I profit per vehicle retailed in the third quarter. Company officials noted that new-vehicle PVRs from self-generated sales, including F&I contributions, were about $800 higher than new-vehicle PVRs from sales generated by third-party lead providers.

Q3 Auto Originiations Up at Wells Fargo, Chase Auto Finance

Wells Fargo and Chase Auto Finance grew third-quarter auto originations by 10% and 19%, respectively, with a Wells Fargo official noting that new auto sales were at their highest levels in a decade.

TrueCar’s Painter to Step Down

TrueCar CEO Scott Painter has announced that he will vacate his post in the wake of second quarter losses of nearly $15 million.

Asbury ‘Comfortable With’ CFPB Limits on Dealer Markup

Asbury Automotive executives were confident that the dealer group’s internal caps on dealer markup and its fixed F&I product prices will keep it safe from any actions by regulators.

AutoNation’s Jackson Urges Other Lenders to Follow Honda Financial’s Lead

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.

GM Financial's Penetration of GM Retail Sales Grows Globally in Q2

GM Financial's transformation from subprime finance source to GM's captive finance company continued in the second quarter, with GM new-vehicle loans and leases accounting for 83.5% of total originations during the period.

Sonic Cautious About CFPB, But Revs Up Hybrid F&I Push

Sonic executives said the company is delaying plans to launch a captive finance company in light of the CFPB’s recent settlement with Honda Finance. But the group has given the go-ahead for the first phase of its much-delayed hybrid sales process.

Group 1’s U.S. F&I Operations Achieves Record PVR Average

The international dealer group’s U.S. F&I operations grew its F&I per-copy average $80 from a year ago to a record $1,538. Training and execution were the drivers, officials said.

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Sonic Delays Further Rollout of Hybrid Process

Sonic executives said that until the group perfects its vehicle-pricing tool, the One Sonic-One Experience initiative will not expand beyond the five stores currently employing the program's hybrid sales and F&I process.

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