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March 27, 2017
KBB: Q1 Sales Likely Second Highest on Record

The vehicle valuation site said the industry should sell 1.63 million units in March, which would bring first quarter sales to 4.1 million units. That would be the second highest first quarter sales tally on record.




F&I Digital Media Awards Submission Deadline Extended

Dealers, agents, product providers, marketers and manufacturers can submit entries by April 28.


N.Y.’s Major World Charged with Predatory Sales and Finance Practices

The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has filed charges against Queens-based Major World and its three used-vehicle dealerships for allegedly employing deceptive financing and sales practices that targeted low-income and immigrant consumers.


CFPB Fines Experian $3 Million for Deceiving Consumers About Credit Scores

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took action against Experian and its subsidiaries for falsely claiming in advertisements that credit scores it offers and provides to consumers are used by finance sources to make credit decisions.


Clarivoy Seeks Dealers for Attribution Study

Clarivoy has launched a survey of auto dealers to support a study on auto retail marketing investments.


defi SOLUTIONS Completes RouteOne's Econtracting Certification

defi SOLUTIONS's loan origination system is now certified for econtracting with RouteOne. Finance sources utilizing defi’s LOS will now benefit from a streamlined econtracting implementation process.


<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.


<p><em>Illustration by &copy;ISTOCKPHOTO.COM/TARRAS79</em></p> Trade You for It

GSM makes the case for taking unusual trades and bartering services.


Your Paper Tracks

Dealers who maintain records documenting their compliance efforts are better equipped to respond to regulatory inquests.


<p><em>Photo courtesy Helion Automotive Technologies</em></p> 10 Reasons You Need Videoconferencing

Conference calls are an inefficient relic of the past. Learn why multistore dealers rely on videoconferencing to increase engagement and productivity.


You Deserve a Promotion

Break your late-winter sales slump by offering customers a new incentive to buy from your dealership today.


<p><strong>President Donald Trump made trade with Mexico a focal point of his campaign, but the realities of geopolitics could derail his plans for a new border tax.</strong>&nbsp;<em>Photo: Gage Skidmore</em></p> Geopolitics and the Car Business

President Trump has promised a 35% tariff on vehicles built in Mexico and sold here. Legal expert explains why neither a border tax nor the trade war it would spark is a realistic possibility.



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