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Nov 27
2019

Fraud identity tool enforces in-store compliance processes

In contrast, eCredit Complete indicates exactly what elements of the customer’s identity require additional documents to validate. Darin Larsen, Credit Bureau Connection’s COO, says this tells F&I managers exactly what’s wrong and how to fix it. If F&I managers don’t follow up with the requested materials, the system will make note of that missed step. […]

Nov 26
2019

B.C. budget balanced, faces risk from ICBC

VICTORIA — VICTORIA — The B.C. government is forecasting a surplus of $148 million– $31 million lower than projected last quarter– but ICBC’s finances present a risk to the province’s bottom line. In presenting the province’s second quarterly report, Finance Minister Carole James insisted the economy was resilient, pointing to B.C.’s Triple A credit rating, […]

Nov 25
2019

The Shovler App Will Help You Make Money Shoveling Snow

Some people find shoveling snow a real pain — a job happily pawned off to any willing being. On the other hand, what if you’re that willing being? You might be able to make some good money from a hearty dusting. Even 50 Cent has shoveled snow. I’m going out to shovel snow and see […]

Nov 24
2019

Free Checking Accounts with No Minimum Balance

Everyone needs a basic checking account. It’s the account you use to pay the bills, go to lunch and the other expenditures of everyday life.  What you don’t need are random fees just for having that account. A monthly maintenance fee? Your checking account doesn’t need an oil change. What is that fee really even […]

Nov 23
2019

How to Get Debt Free

Student loan debt isn’t reserved for the young. In fact, it’s becoming a bigger problem for those well beyond the traditional campus quad years. Of the $1.5 trillion student debt Americans owe, people age 50 and older owe 20% of it — $289.5 billion. And borrowers 62 and older held $72.9 billion in outstanding federal […]

Nov 22
2019

Town Talk: Magazine publisher puts on a new face

Canada Wide Media president Samantha Legge put a new face on the magazine publishing firm by launching Evalina Beauty cosmetics with part proceeds going to Crabtree Corner and other women-and-children charities. Malcolm Parry / PNG FACE FORWARD: The digital era has obliged many ink-and-paper publishers to put on new faces. That’s literally so for Canada […]

Nov 21
2019

Vancouver airport suddenly hopping with bunnies

RICHMOND – At first there were just a couple. Two rabbits were spotted at Vancouver International Airport around this time last year. But bunnies will be bunnies. “The next thing we knew, it was spring, and there were rabbits all over the place,” said Sorelle Saidman, founder of Rabbitats Rescue Society. The group has been […]

Nov 20
2019

Chase Auto CEO says lender faces headwind from lost Mazda business

Chase Auto CEO Mark O’Donovan says the lender’s auto originations will decline after its private-label agreement with Mazda Motor of America Inc. ends in April 2020. Mazda announced in August that it is switching to Toyota Financial Services as its partner for consumer auto loans and leasing, ending the more than 10-year agreement with Chase. […]

Nov 20
2019

RouteOne developing F&I menus dealers can send to customers

Finance and insurance software provider RouteOne is piloting digital menus that F&I managers can send to customers before and after car deals, continuing the trend of F&I software companies crafting consumer-facing content for a digital experience. The tool is produced by MaximTrak, a RouteOne subsidiary that builds tools for F&I product sales, such as interactive […]

Nov 20
2019

Consumer protection activity is ramping up. Is your F&I office ready?

Protecting consumer data is a critical undertaking in the finance and insurance office, and state regulators are upping the ante on how they monitor it. But while most eyes are on California, dealers should be watching the East Coast as well. The New Jersey attorney general’s office is homing in on businesses that improperly manage […]