Minimize Risk and Help Ensure Compliance on Every Deal

by Dealertrack on March 28, 2019

It’s understandable that dealers do not enjoy having to think about compliance. The myriad, ever-changing laws, rules and regulations that apply to each deal can be confusing and frustrating. But non-compliance can lead to thousands of dollars in fines, class-action penalties, and damage to the dealership’s reputation – so it’s im...

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How Operations Oversight Aids in F&I Compliance

by Dealertrack on March 21, 2019

It seems that you can’t read the news without learning of yet another massive corporate data security breach. As much as we all hear about the importance of safeguarding customer information, studies show that a majority of data breaches are caused by employees. In your showroom, that means your compliance is at risk from staff m...

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Keeping Aftermarket Products In Line: F&I Compliance Tip

by Dealertrack on May 3, 2018

Aftermarket products are important to dealerships’ bottom line. Recent NADA research has shown that 50 percent of profits for the average dealership come from the sale of aftermarket products. A majority of these profits come from vehicle service contracts but, but other products driving profits also include guaranteed auto protection, credit...

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Monitor Dealership Activity: F&I Compliance Tip

by Dealertrack on April 26, 2018

One of the biggest threats to dealership compliance is inside the showroom. That’s right: your employees. Some studies claim that a majority of data breaches are caused by workers, a sobering statistic that may be due to negligence or mistakes – such as leaving credit applications, credit reports and deal jackets open and in plain sight – or...

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Data Safeguards & Identity Theft Protection: F&I Compliance Tip

by Dealertrack on April 19, 2018

Identity theft and data breaches continue to be a serious and ongoing issue for consumers and businesses. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, “An estimated 17.6 million Americans — about 7% of U.S. residents age 16 or older — were victims of identity theft in 2014.” That includes the misuse of credit card data, a...

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Adverse Action Notices: F&I Compliance Tip

by Dealertrack on April 12, 2018

An “adverse action” is, basically, a refusal to grant credit, the termination of an account, or the changing of an account’s terms in a manner unfavorable to the consumer — such as unwinding a spot delivery contract. Why it Matters As creditors, dealers are required to give adverse action notices to consumers in th...

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F&I Compliance Tip: Recordkeeping and the Destruction of Records

by Dealertrack on December 8, 2016

Staying compliant with State and Federal regulations means more than Red Flags and Adverse Action notices.In fact, there are federal laws and regulations regarding company records around vehicle sales, leases, F&I documents, and more. That includes things like memos, emails, a contract, or something less obvious such as a compu...

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