3 Reasons Why You Should Be Reporting Credit
By Karolina Jarvis - September 19, 2022

Credit reporting is the foundation of the modern financial infrastructure. Since a consumer’s past behavior is the most telling sign of how they will repay debts in the future, credit reports with detailed histories provide other lenders with vital lending information. The three major bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect....

Putting Customer Service Back into Collections!
By James Vien - September 16, 2022

The last few years have not been easy for customers, let alone dealerships. Covid, historic inflation, and the threat of a possible recession are constantly on everyone’s minds. After all, the relationship doesn’t stop when the deal is posted. Quite the opposite, it is just beginning! Now more than ever,....

3 Ways Your DMS Can Help Ensure Dealers’ Compliance with FTC Safeguard Amendment
By Trey Latham - August 29, 2022

The laws surrounding how we should collect and use personal data about individuals is set to change very soon.  And that’s big news for car dealerships, large and small. The original Standards for safeguarding customer information took effect in 2003 but the FTC amended it in 2021. These latest changes will....

Subprime Automotive Taxing Changes and How to Live With Them
By James Vien - July 29, 2022

Ben Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While we in the automotive IT industry certainly cannot do anything about the latter that Mr. Franklin stated, we can sure try to ease the burden of taxes. Specifically, how to keep....

5 Ways to Improve Your Back Office
By Karolina Jarvis - July 21, 2022

Customer-facing roles like sales and marketing, are usually considered the ‘front-office.’ Roles that don’t interact with customers, like accounting, HR, operations, and others are considered ‘back-office.’ The back office may not be the most exciting part of your company, but it’s actually a crucial component to a well-run business. The....

4 Ways to Make Money After the Deal
By James Vien - June 23, 2022

It seems like the economy is all over the place these days. This time last year, demand was out-pacing supply with consumers spending like never before due to a post-COVID rebound. The subprime auto industry was on fire as people scrambled to buy whatever vehicle they could get their hands....

Keeping Your Data Secure
By Ashton Azizi - June 16, 2022

Data security has become a hot topic over the last few years as companies are adopting a digital strategy and taking their business to the cloud. It feels like every week there is a story about data breaches that put both a company’s and its customers’ valuable information at risk.....

Connected. Integrated. Innovative.
By Chris McIntyre - June 7, 2022

Credit Union Direct Lending (CUDL) delivers enterprise lending solutions and technology to over 1,100 financial institutions, 14,000 auto dealers as well as retailers and medical providers nationwide. CUDL is committed to delivering products and solutions that meet the demands of today’s and tomorrow’s financial landscape by bringing innovation and expertise....

Streamlined Credit Applications
By Ashton Azizi - May 19, 2022

Are you looking to streamline the process of adding credit applications to your DMS? Do you need a way to bring leads in but do not require a CRM? With the standalone credit application through cyclCRM, you are able to automatically bring applications into Deal Pack from your website. Deal....

Deal Pack in the Digital Age
By James Vien - April 27, 2022

In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to keep up with physical contracts and paperwork from the day-to-day operations of a dealership. This is especially true during this time of the pandemic when many BHPH and LHPH dealerships have experienced record setting sales periods. The solution to this has....