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To learn more about Access F&I webinars or sponsorship, contact Sarah Gorajek, Digital Media Manager, at 1-313-446-1660, or email her at sgorajek@autonews.com


ARCHIVED WEBINARS
Staffing: How to Get Your F&I Office Sized Right

How many F&I managers should a store have given its sales volume? At what point does an F&I department need a director? Attend to learn how to right-size this profit center to best serve the needs of both your dealership and your customers. FREE » Watch the webinar

Plugging the Leaks in F&I: How to Deal with Inefficiencies that put Profits at Risk

The average car deal takes about 3 hours to complete, including F&I. The average turn in F&I is 30-40 minutes. As regulatory obligations, number of products, stipulations, and required forms to prepare, print and disclose escalate, the time required to finish a sale gets even longer! This Webinar will provide various ways to plug the time and money leaks, and improve customer satisfaction. FREE » Watch the webinar

Third-Party Sites and Online F&I

What are the implications of third-party sites for dealers? Find out during this webinar as executives from Edmunds.com and AutoTrader Group explain their vision for the next five years; see what the future of online retailing holds, and how the evolution of third-party sites will affect your F&I department. FREE » Watch the webinar

Building a Profitable Relationship with Your Local Credit Unions

Many F&I managers have a prickly relationship with credit unions, for a variety of reasons. Yet it is possible to craft a solid, working — and yes, profitable — relationship with credit unions in your area. In this Webinar, you'll learn from your peers how it's done. Stop arm-wrestling with this growing group of lenders, and start making money. » Watch the webinar

The Paper Trail: Compliance from Meet & Greet Through Delivery

In recent months, concerns about dealer reserve have dominated discussions about compliance. But compliance covers far more than that! This must-attend session, led by F&I process expert Gil Van Over, will help F&I managers, sales managers and dealers appraise whether their variable operations are complying with the law and industry best practices. » Watch the webinar

The F&I Handoff: Keep It, Drop It – or Do Both?

It's one of today's hottest debates: Do you hand the customer off to an F&I manager, or have one employee work with them through the entire process? First Texas Honda does both. Andrea Baker, who piloted the program, will explain what was necessary to make it work and what hurdles had to be overcome. » Watch the webinar

Doesn't My Car Insurance Already Cover That? Overcoming the Most Common Objection to Service Contracts

What's the secret to overcoming F&I's most common objection? The answer lies in your ability to demonstrate how the customer will come out ahead by protecting their investment. Tony Dupaquier will walk you step-by-step through the process of answering and overcoming objections. He will also present communication tips for various customer types including cash-only and analytical-minded buyers. » Watch the webinar

F&I Trends to Watch in 2014

What will 2014 bring for F&I managers? Attend this webinar to get a look into the future from a panel of experts. They will peer into their crystal balls to determine the outlook for the CFPB, factory incentives, leasing and more. Find out what to prepare for -- and prepare against in 2014! » Watch the webinar

'No evidence' of subprime auto loan bubble, Equifax economist says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2014
Equifax has joined other financial data crunching firms that dispute there's an alarming subprime auto loan bubble that's about to burst. Dennis Carlson, deputy chief economist for Equifax, said in an interview this week there's an easy tendency to decry subprime in general because of what happened in the past, and "it's not fair to do that.”... Read More »


Is rise in Q2 loan delinquencies a turning point?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2014
Industry-watchers insist that today's auto loan delinquency rates are low by historical standards. But a slight uptick in 30- and 60-day delinquencies in the second quarter could be a sign that the long decline in delinquencies could be reversing.... Read More »


F&I departments need a farm team

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 27, 2014
The term “succession planning” is usually applied to dealer principals, but it can apply to F&I managers, too. Executives at two dealerships say store managers should nurture their own talent pool, so they have a ready replacement if a top F&I producer quits.... Read More »


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