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F&I Sentinel and Informed.IQ are partnering to evolve digital lending by providing a comprehensive service focused on verification and compliance. Informed.IQ, provider of AI-based software that verifies, streamlines, and optimizes loan processing, will combine efforts with F&I Sentinel’s CITADEL® solution which provides a turnkey compliance solution with respect to the financing and resolution of F&I…

F&I Sentinel today announced the addition of Michelle Covin, Sam Barnes, and Alexander Bitar to its finance and insurance (F&I) product credentialing team. Covin, Barnes, and Bitar will serve alongside a distinguished group of experts that continuously monitor legislation, regulatory developments, and litigation regarding finance and insurance products to ensure that the lenders and those…

F&I Sentinel today announced the addition of experienced software engineers Ryan McCauley and Kevin Ye, who will join the company in key roles to support the cloud-based CITADEL® SaaS platform. F&I Sentinel’s CITADEL® SaaS platform is an efficient turn-key compliance solution that protects finance companies, dealers, and consumers by lessening reputation, financial, litigation, and regulatory…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has now signed AB 2311 into law. By January 1, 2023 – just over three months from now – all GAP waivers sold in California must comply with the bill’s requirements. The legislation provides a number of new requirements and disclosures for GAP waivers financed in California, including a requirement for…

On August 9, 2022, the United States District Court in the Southern District of California issued an order denying Capital One’s motion to dismiss a claim against the finance company in connection with a GAP waiver amending a finance agreement Capital One took assignment of. The plaintiff in the case alleged that the GAP waiver…

F&I Sentinel today announced that Timothy (Tim) J. Barchie will join F&I Sentinel as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on August 1, 2022. Barchie is a senior finance executive with significant experience in accounting/finance, operational, and systems functions for companies across a broad range of growth stages. Most recently, he served as CFO for GoFan, an…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — F&I Sentinel, the auto finance industry’s leading turnkey F&I compliance solution provider, today announced that it will present at the Origence Lending Tech Live ’22 Conference this July 25-27 at the Gaylord Rockies in Aurora, Colorado. Lending Tech Live explores new and advanced methods and tools for credit union lenders, providing attendees…

A summary of a recent regulatory pronouncement in the state of Massachusetts regarding vehicle service contracts (VSCs) and the treatment of VSCs as insurance in certain circumstances. Last week the Division of Insurance in Massachusetts released a public statement regarding VSCs. The statement elaborates on the Division’s distinction between what constitutes a service contract and…

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | May 24, 2022 – F&I Sentinel today announced that Richard (Rick) Hackett, former Assistant Director at the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), has joined its advisory board. Hackett served under former Director Richard Cordray, focusing on auto lending regulation. His responsibilities included advising all CFPB divisions on market information and policy…

In February, F&I Sentinel announced its founders partnered with Calera Capital, a leading middle-market private equity firm. On Thursday, the compliance solutions provider with respect to the financing of F&I products reinforced its executive team with two former team members at F&I Express. Joining the company in key leadership roles are John Elias and David Miller….

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