Auto dealers who have been watching regulatory developments will get some answers next month during Automotive News F&I Week -- a free online conference.
Carole Reynolds, a lawyer in the Federal Trade Commission's Financial Practices Division, will give examples of trouble spots in auto finance and leasing and explore topics from the FTC's roundtable last year on auto lending and related activities.
She will help dealers determine whether they're driving toward danger or steering clear of deceptive practices.
And Michael Benoit, a partner with the Hudson Cook law firm, will spell out what dealers need to know about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Although auto dealers do not fall under the bureau's direct jurisdiction, there are several ways the bureau can impact dealer behavior. Benoit will explore these issues and help dealers prepare for what may lie ahead.