Finance & Insurance Resource Center http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53294/more en Establish an F&I Culture in Your Dealership http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership <div class="node-body article-body">Training the sales team on F&I products, features and customer benefits, as well as the value to the dealership as a whole, will ensure a smoother transition to the F&I manager.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center Industry F & I Fixed Ops U.S. Dealer Dealerships Dealership Management Fixed Operations Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:11:00 +0000 1406511 at http://wardsauto.com Backers Hope Bill Becomes ‘Veto-Proof’ http://wardsauto.com/f-i/backers-hope-bill-becomes-veto-proof <div class="node-body article-body">The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “is looking for evidence to support what they have already concluded,” says the head of the American Financial Services Assn.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/backers-hope-bill-becomes-veto-proof" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/backers-hope-bill-becomes-veto-proof#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America Industry F & I Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Regulatory Agencies Thu, 19 Nov 2015 21:23:00 +0000 1406491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&ldquo;First major victory,&rdquo; Stinebert says of House vote.</strong></p> F&I Without F&I Office http://wardsauto.com/f-i/fi-without-fi-office <div class="field-byline"> Jim Leman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dealer Lou Bregou, who pioneered a different way of selling F&I, worries about its online future. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/fi-without-fi-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/fi-without-fi-office#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America F & I Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Retail Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1395031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bregou at dealership in converted shopping mall.</strong></p> Obama Opposes U.S. House Bill on Auto Financing - White House http://wardsauto.com/obama-opposes-us-house-bill-auto-financing-white-house <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Obama administration says legislation would revoke "important guidance" preventing discriminatory practices.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/obama-opposes-us-house-bill-auto-financing-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America Industry F & I Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Retail Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:57:00 +0000 1402431 at http://wardsauto.com More Dealer Effort Needed for Borderline Credit Cases http://wardsauto.com/dealer/more-dealer-effort-needed-borderline-credit-cases <div class="field-byline"> Jim Leman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“I’ve looked at hundreds of deals that had trouble getting approved, and most all had just the skinniest of information on the credit app,” says F&I trainer Jan Kelly.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/more-dealer-effort-needed-borderline-credit-cases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/more-dealer-effort-needed-borderline-credit-cases#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America F & I Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:02:00 +0000 1392381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Extra effort can make difference, Kelly says.</strong></p> Auto Industry Hasn’t Suffered Big Cyber Breach – Yet http://wardsauto.com/f-i/auto-industry-hasn-t-suffered-big-cyber-breach-yet <div class="node-body article-body">Online crooks could turn their attention to easy-target car dealerships, says CDK’s security chief.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/auto-industry-hasn-t-suffered-big-cyber-breach-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/auto-industry-hasn-t-suffered-big-cyber-breach-yet#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America F & I U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Information Technology Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:37:00 +0000 1394741 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Smaller dealerships at greater risk, Foote says.</strong></p> This Is a Test, This Is Only a Test http://wardsauto.com/blog/test-only-test <div class="node-body blog-body">Car dealership test drives are fine, but not everybody wants one.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/test-only-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/test-only-test#comments Blog Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America F & I Retail U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Retail Front Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:34:00 +0000 1390741 at http://wardsauto.com Prepaid Plans Can Sell – If They Make F&I Menu Cut http://wardsauto.com/f-i/prepaid-plans-can-sell-if-they-make-fi-menu-cut <div class="field-byline"> Jim Leman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">They are sold at some auto dealerships, given away at others. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/prepaid-plans-can-sell-if-they-make-fi-menu-cut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/prepaid-plans-can-sell-if-they-make-fi-menu-cut#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America F & I Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Wed, 04 Nov 2015 11:59:00 +0000 1390061 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Some dealers use prepaid plans for back-shop customer retention.&nbsp;</strong></p> What Not to Ask Dealership Car Buyers http://wardsauto.com/f-i/what-not-ask-dealership-car-buyers <div class="node-body article-body">Some questions in the F&I office are non-essential, yet asked anyway, says John Vecchioni. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/what-not-ask-dealership-car-buyers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/what-not-ask-dealership-car-buyers#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America F & I Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:15:00 +0000 1381701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Vecchioni&nbsp;a.k.a&nbsp;&ldquo;the F&amp;I Professor.&rdquo;</strong></p> Anything Can Happen in Car Business http://wardsauto.com/f-i/anything-can-happen-car-business <div class="node-body article-body">Car dealers must do double duty: make sure staffers comply with regulations and guard against shady customers. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/anything-can-happen-car-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/anything-can-happen-car-business#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America F & I Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Wed, 21 Oct 2015 10:13:00 +0000 1373891 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hold staff accountable, Robertson says.</strong></p>