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The CFPB’s Spirit Lives On

Attorney Eric Johnson fields questions about the state of the CFPB, the now fully staffed FTC, and the aggressive stance of state attorneys general. He also offers a critical update on the Military Lending Act.

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Trading Rate for Product

A reader wonders if a scenario exists where trading rate for product doesn’t cross that invisible legal line. The magazine’s resident F&I pro weighs in.

Reuters: Trump to Release Plan for Dismantling Dodd-Frank

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump told Reuters he would release a plan in about two weeks for overhauling the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Toyota Motor Credit Agrees to Lower Markup Caps to Settle CFPB Allegations

The three-year standoff between Toyota Motor Credit, the Justice Department and the CFPB is over, with the captive agreeing to pay up to $21.9 million in restitution to minority borrowers the regulators allege were overcharged on their auto loans. The captive also agreed to lower its dealer markup caps.

Solving the CFPB Problem

The man who has led the NADA’s regulatory advocacy efforts since 2006 believes the tide may be turning in the CFPB’s attack on dealer participation.

CFPB Says Santander Violated Fair Lending Laws

The CFPB has notified the Department of Justice that Santander Consumer USA’s auto lending practices have allegedly violated fair lending laws, according to a regulatory filing.

CFPB Urges Fifth Third Bank to Cap Dealer Markup

The Wall Street Journal reported this week that the CFPB is urging Fifth Third Bank to cap dealer markup as part of a potential settlement with the regulator.

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.

CFPB, DOJ Reach $24M Settlement With Honda Finance

Just two weeks after American Banker reported that the CFPB was planning to cite three captive auto finance companies for policies that allegedly caused minority car buyers to pay higher rates for auto loans, the bureau and the Department of Justice have announced a settlement with Honda Finance Corp.