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Senate Committee Narrowly Confirms Trump’s Pick to Head BCFP

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kathy Kraninger, current associate director for general government at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), was approved by the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing on Urban Affairs to lead the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) by a narrow 13-12 vote. Thursday’s vote sends President Donald Trump’s pick to head ... Read More »

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FTC Charges Arizona Group With Falsifying Incomes on Consumer Credit Apps

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three weeks after announcing the completion of a seven-state sweep regarding compliance with its Used Car Rule, the Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday it has charged a group of four dealerships with a range of illegal activities, including falsifying consumers’ income and down payment information on credit applications and misrepresenting financial ... Read More »

CFPB Official Who Sued Trump Resigns, Drops Suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Leandra English, who former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray’s picked to succeed him as acting director, is ending her court battle to unseat Mick Mulvaney as acting head of the bureau and her employment with the embattled regulator. On Friday, English’s attorney, Deepak Gupta, posted a statement on Twitter that English is ... Read More »

House Approves Resolution to Repeal CFPB’s Dealer Participation Guidance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S House approved on Tuesday its version of the resolution of disapproval of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s dealer participation guidance. The resolution now heads to President Trump’s desk, where it is expected to be signed. The 234-175 vote was cast largely along party lines, although 11 Democrats crossed the aisle ... Read More »

RouteOne, MaximTrak Streamline F&I Process With New Functionality

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — Product documents from the 110-plus F&I product providers connected to MaximTrak’s sales and F&I solution can now be included in RouteOne’s econtracting package for a single, electronic consumer signing ceremony, RouteOne announced today. Designed to deliver a streamlined process to enhance the customer experience, the new functionality enables a fast, easy, and secure ... Read More »

TD Auto Finance Commercial Services Announces National Expansion

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — TD Auto Finance today announced the national expansion of TDAF Commercial Services, which leverages TD Bank N.A. to provide floorplan financing and commercial lines of credit to automotive dealerships. “We are incredibly excited to continue growing our commercial business,” said TDAF President and CEO Andrew Stuart. “This decision signifies TD’s strong ... Read More »

TD Auto Finance Joins AutoGravity Network

Clarivoy Appoints Jessica Ruth to VP Role

Experian Unveils Tri-Bureau Trended Attributes

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Experian unveiled the industry’s first tri-bureau trended attributes, which are aimed at giving finance sources a wider view into consumer credit behavior and patterns over time. Ultimately, this helps them expand into new risk segments and better tailor credit offers to meet consumer needs. An Experian analysis shows that custom models ... Read More »

Auto Loan Interest Rates Soar to Eight-Year High

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Interest rates on new-vehicle loans were expected to soar to their highest point in eight years in February, Edmunds said last week. The annual percentage rate (APR) on new financed vehicles averaged 5.2% in February. That’s up from 4.9% in 2017 and 4.4% five years ago. Edmunds experts point to an ... Read More »