F&I Industry News

Robertson Nominates Pat Ryan for Automotive Hall of Fame

Five years ago, AFIP executive director Dave Robertson set a goal of having Pat Ryan inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. Earlier this year, a post-NADA convention Automotive News article on Robertson’s quest prompted an invitation from the Hall for...

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Pepe Auto Group Receives Culture of Compliance Award

White Plains, New York – August 29, 2018 – The Association of Finance & Insurance Professionals (AFIP) announced that Pepe Auto Group is the first New York state recipient of its new Culture of Compliance award. The award recognizes Pepe Auto Group’s...

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Scam FTC emails carry malware!

DEALER ALERT! Scam FTC emails carry malware! Nefarious hackers never miss a beat. They seized on the FTC’s recent emphasis on establishing a formal mechanism for addressing customer complaints as a way to get past small business cybersecurity measures. The...

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Changes to Credit Security Tools Impact F&I Process

A recent amendment to the Fair Credit Reporting Act implements changes to the Initial Fraud Alert, extending its duration from 90 days to 1 year. Also, consumers now have the ability to freeze their credit at no cost. The changes were initiated by the new...

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The Seven Deadly Sins of F&I

Current economic conditions and today’s litigious environment make paying close attention to regulatory compliance and best practices a must for dealers across the U.S. The following errors and bad practices are the seven most common reasons...

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Notice to those completing the AFIP Certification Course

AFIP Certification On-line Training Now on LightSpeed AFIP is proud to announce our partnership with LightSpeed, a nationally recognized interactive virtual training system provider. LightSpeed now hosts the AFIP Certification Online Training...

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Suspicious Activity Box Procedures

Please note the following as it relates to the IRS 8300 procedures if the Suspicious Activity Box is checked – the form is being filed voluntarily. (The dollar amount received in cash and / or by a qualifying instrument(s) does not exceed...

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The Best Gets Even Better June 1

By Dave Robertson  If there is a maddening aspect to regulation education, it’s the need to keep our curriculum current with a never-ending flow of newly promulgated or updated regulations. We keep pace with relative changes by adding...

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