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Rescinding the CFPB’s Auto Finance Guidance

The editor debunks a few myths about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, then explains why the industry is on the brink of repealing the bureau’s auto finance guidance.

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Marijuana Use Still Illegal on Calif. Roads

Marijuana sales for recreational use became legal in California on Jan. 1, but another change in state law prohibits smoking or consuming the drug while driving or riding in a vehicle.

GM: Dealers Must Disclose Non-GM Parts, Service Contracts

General Motors dealers who sell non-GM service contracts, parts and accessories must now disclose to their customers that the products are not backed by the automaker. Dealers who don’t comply face possible termination of their franchise agreement.

Hudson Cook Team Updates ‘CARLAW F&I Desk Book’

Authored by attorneys Thomas B. Hudson, Michael Benoit, Ralph Rohner and the attorneys of Hudson Cook LLP, 'CARLAW F&I Legal Desk Book (7th edition) – The Answer Book for Finance and Insurance Professionals,' presents a law-by-law, regulation-by-regulation guide through the legal maze that dealers face every day.

Three States Pass GAP Laws

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.

A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

The magazine’s legal wiz reminds dealers and F&I pros why it’s wise to assume every customer knows the bad compliance practices you should have outlawed years ago.

EFG Companies: F&I Industry Faces Murky 2017

The expected regulatory rollback, plateauing sales, rising interest rates, and the push to change the in-dealership experience clouds the F&I industry’s future, EFG Companies said today. Four of the firm's executives offered their predictions for 2017.

Four Trade Groups Ask Lawmakers to Instate Five-Person Board to Lead CFPB

Four associations representing 12,000 banks and credit unions have asked Senate leaders to consider replacing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s single-director structure with a five-person bipartisan commission next year.

Is the Dragon Dead?

The magazine’s legal eagle believes the CFPB is more annoyed than wounded by the federal appellate court’s ruling that its single-director structure is unconstitutional.

Are the CFPB’s Days Numbered?

Can President-elect Donald Trump really deliver on his promise to ‘dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act’? The editor’s regulatory insiders say that outcome, while possible, is highly unlikely.