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Technology Makes F&I Sleeker But Not Necessarily Simpler

Technology Makes F&I Sleeker But Not Necessarily Simpler

Dealers are bombarded with new solutions designed to make F&I smooth, sophisticated, and stylish. Agents must keep them focused on technology that facilitates the process.

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AE HOT TIP: Make a Recommendation

AE HOT TIP: Make a Recommendation

Hello everyone, John Tabar at UDS. When was the last time you recommended something to someone? Maybe a restaurant? A good book or maybe a movie? You most likely did it because whatever you were recommending made an impression on you and you wanted to share it.

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Find Dealership Talent in the Near-Zero Unemployment Economy

Find Dealership Talent in the Near-Zero Unemployment Economy

Agents who help dealers staff their F&I departments must get creative in a seller’s market.

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Who's the Compliance Cop?

Who's the Compliance Cop?

Agents can and should play a key role in keeping dealers out of the regulatory crosshairs, but enforcement should be left to legal and compliance experts.

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AE HOT TIP: Doubling Down on Paint & Fabric Protection

AE HOT TIP: Doubling Down on Paint & Fabric Protection

Hello! John Tabar from UDS. I want to talk about doubling down on environmental products today. When a customer enrolls in paint and fabric protection, most of the time it is because the condition and appearance of the vehicle is important to him or her.

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Equifax + Facebook = GDPR?

Equifax + Facebook = GDPR?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation raises the bar for a number of compliance issues, particularly the way your dealer clients protect and defend their customers’ nonpublic personal information.

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Coach Good Players to be Great

Coach Good Players to be Great

Take your F&I development program to the next level by pushing your dealers’ most talented staffers to new heights of productivity and profitability.

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An Interview with Randy Crisorio

An Interview with Randy Crisorio

AE goes national with Randy Crisorio, president and CEO of United Development Systems.

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Attorney Jim Ganther of Mosaic Compliance Services presented "GAP, Spats, and Wiretaps," a...

Compliance Summit 2018

Dealers and F&I professionals from across the nation gathered at the Caribe Royale Orlando on Monday, Oct. 8, for Compliance Summit 2018. Attendees enjoyed a full day of advanced training, keynotes, and networking sessions, followed by Automotive Compliance Education (ACE) certification on Tuesday.

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Portfolio Earns Third Straight Texas Workplace Award

Portfolio has been listed among the 100 ‘Best Companies to Work for in Texas’ for the third consecutive year.

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Ford CEO Jim Hackett joined host Stephen Dubner this week to record an episode of Freakonomics...

Ford CEO: OEMs Have Edge in Data Monetization

Ford’s Jim Hackett touched on big data, trade wars, and ‘self-driving systems’ in a wide-ranging interview with Freakonomics Radio host Stephen Dubner.

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General Motors’ extended basic warranty pushes coverage to five years or 60,000 miles for...

Opinion: GM’s New Warranty May Hurt, Not Help, Dealers

General Motors’ extended bumper-to-bumper warranty would appear to benefit all sides, but dealers should consider alternatives to maximize profits — and control.

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Line\5 Integrates With F&I Express

Line\5 has joined F&I Express’s 160-plus-member network of aftermarket sales providers.

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The Volvo XC40 was selected as Best New Model in Kelley Blue Book’s 2019 Best Buy Awards.

KBB.com Lists 2019 Best Buy Award Winners

Kelley Blue Book announced the winners of the 2019 Best Buy Awards, a program designed to help new-car buyers narrow their selections in 14 categories.

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Nissan, which builds the plug-in electric Leaf, is one of four vehicle manufacturers to join the...

Coalition Forms to Spark EV Tax Credit

The EV Drive Coalition will lobby Congress to ‘reform and recharge’ the federal electric vehicle tax credit.

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Bloomberg reports President Donald Trump will not impose new tariffs on foreign-made vehicles as...

Tariffs on Hold as Trump Weighs National Security Impact

An anonymous source told Bloomberg that no new tariffs on foreign-made vehicles will be announced until after a Commerce Department report is finalized in February.

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Harness Joins Dent Wizard in VP Role

Harness Joins Dent Wizard in VP Role

Dave Harness has joined Dent Wizard as the company’s new vice president of information technology.

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Auto/Mate Wins 9th Straight Best Workplace Award

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems is listed among Albany Business Review’s ‘Best Places to Work’ in in New York’s Capital region for the ninth straight year.

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Procon Analytics Seeks Agents for Connected-Car Platform

Procon Analytics Seeks Agents for Connected-Car Platform

Procon Analytics is offering exclusive territories to automotive general agents seeking a ‘cutting-edge’ connected-car solution designed to generate revenue for dealerships and agencies.

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Prince Automotive Named F&I Dealer of the Year

Prince Automotive Named F&I Dealer of the Year

Georgia’s Prince Automotive Group was named F&I Dealer of the Year for 2018 at last month’s Industry Summit.

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EFG: Dealers Need Bridge From F&I to Service

EFG Companies’ John Pappanastos has offered new commentary on the relationship between finance and service, including the need for full integration to maintain dealer and agency revenue.

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Alpha Earns Utah Top Workplace Honors

The Salt Lake Tribune has named Alpha Warranty Services as Utah’s top workplaces for the second straight year.

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Independent Dealers Predict Prosperous 2019

Independent Dealers Predict Prosperous 2019

An Equifax/NIADA survey of U.S. independent auto dealers charts growing optimism about the economy and their businesses heading into the new year.

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GWC Honored by Women In Auto Care

GWC Warranty was presented with a 2018 Automotive Communication Award at the annual Women In Auto Care press conference.

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Dealertrack Launches ‘Seamless’ F&I Platform

Dealertrack Launches ‘Seamless’ F&I Platform

Dealertrack has launched uniFI, an F&I software platform designed to seamlessly connect the entire deal process while reducing time to delivery.

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Auto/Mate Integrates With KBB

Auto/Mate Dealership Systems has integrated its DMS with Kelley Blue Book Values.

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The high-performance ATS-V is one of six models offered under “The Book by Cadillac,” a...

WSJ: GM to End Cadillac Subscription Program

A Wall Street Journal report could signal the end of The Book by Cadillac, a subscription plan currently available to drivers in three major U.S. cities.

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Wise F&I Launches WiseCARE in 50th State

Wise F&I’s vehicle appearance protection plan is now available in the State of Washington, completing a nationwide rollout that began in 2013.

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Chem Etch Manufacturing Classic Products CNA National
Dealers Assurance Company (DAC) EasyCare EcoProProducts
Endurance Dealer Services Entire Car Protection (ECP) F&I Administration Solutions
GWC Warranty Innovative Aftermarket Systems (IAS) Line 5
MaximTrak Technologies National Auto Care National Automotive Experts / NWAN
Old Republic Insured Automotive Services, Inc. (ORIAS) Over the Edge Portfolio
Protective Asset Protection Reahard & Associates RoadVantage
Simoniz USA SouthwestRe StoneEagle
Universal Lenders ValueShield Vanguard Dealer Services
Warranty Solutions Wise F&I  

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