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Mar 21, 2017
Justice Department Files Amicus Brief Against CFPB

In an amicus brief filed last Friday, the Justice Department called on the D.C. Circuit Court to uphold the appellate court's 2-1 ruling in a New Jersey-based mortgage company's closely-watched challenge of the CFPB's authority. The agency says it agrees with the court's unconstitutional ruling and 'at-will' remedy.



<p>President Donald Trump promised sweeping regulatory reform on the campaign trail and could play a pivotal role in easing or eliminating some regulations affecting the auto finance industry. <em>Photo by Gage Skidmore</em></p> 5 Ways Trump Can Alter Finance

Auto dealer regulations face an uncertain future under the Trump presidency. Two California-based attorneys take a look at the road ahead for the CFPB, the FTC, and state regulators.


J.D. Power: Tesla Owners Choose Hype Over Quality

A new report from J.D. Power finds owners of the Tesla Model S and Model X have acknowledged numerous quality issues but show no signs of disloyalty.



AUL Corp. Releases 2017 F&I Training Schedule

The warranty and vehicle service contract provider released its 2017 F&I training schedule, which includes a three-day live course that will cover compliance, objecting handing, sales-to-F&I turnovers, and menu selling. It will be led by Kirk Manzo, director of global training for Assurant’s Vehicle Protection Services group.


Aaron Riddle Joins RoadVantage

RoadVantage has expanded its sales team with the addition of industry veteran Aaron Riddle.



Dent Zone’s Snowden Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeff Snowden’s 25-year career as a technician, advocate and executive in the paintless dent repair industry was recognized at the 2017 International Mobile Tech Expo.


Wise F&I Product Suite Now Available Through MaximTrak

Wise F&I’s voluntary protection products are now accessible through MaximTrak, a RouteOne company. According to officials, connecting the firm's F&I protections to MaximTrak’s F&I menu system demonstrates its focus on compliance, technology and simplicity for the customer.



ACE Certifies American Financial Agents

Automotive Compliance Education (ACE) and American Financial & Automotive Services partnered to certify American Financial’s entire agent roster.


Edmunds, State Farm Create Affinity Program

The vehicle information site and auto insurer have teamed up to pair the Edmunds shopping experience with State Farm’s vehicle ownership tools.



Spireon Enhances Recovery Link Feature in Goldstar GPS Solution

Spireon introduces one-step vehicle-recovery process for buy-here, pay-here dealers, who can automatically send locator links on lapsed vehicles to recovery agents via text or email.


Podium Partners With CDK Global

More than 27,000 retail locations will have access to Podium’s automated online reputation management solution.



MVSC’S ERT Platform Endorsed by OADA

Motor Vehicle Software Corp.’s Vitu platform has been named the Oregon Auto Dealers Association’s preferred provider of electronic vehicle registration and titling services.


<p>Tony Wanderon</p> Rising GAP Claims Reveal Troubling Trends

GAP rates are on the rise. Insiders say dealers should welcome the increases, adding that the performance of this core F&I product points to a severe slowdown in the next 24 months.



Remote Deliveries: Proceed With Caution

When it comes to out-of-state deliveries, the magazine’s resident compliance guru says proceed with caution. He lays out a simple process for guarding your dealership against ID thieves.


The Big Difference: Statements vs. Objections

F&I trainer explains why handling statements like objections can put customers on the defensive and cost you the opportunity to illustrate the benefits of protection products.







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