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Serving Independent Dealers Since 1940
FIADA E-Newsletter

February 2014 

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
3/7 Tallahassee Continuing Education Seminar

3/10 Fort Lauderdale CE Title and Registration Seminar

3/10 Orlando Continuing Education Seminar

3/18 Sarasota Continuing Education Seminar

3/26 Tampa Continuing Education Seminar
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Call 800-237-0448 ext 103 for more information.


ACA’s Employer Mandate Delayed Again: Federal Government Announces Several Key Changes to Ease Implementation Challenges

On February 10, the Treasury Department released a final rule regarding the Employer Shared Responsibility, or Employer Mandate, provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Some employers will now have more time before they have to offer insurance to their full-time workforce.  Read More.

CFPB & Microsoft Security Updates

Microsoft came out with several security updates this month.

Under the CFPB rules, you are responsible to keep your customers’ information as safe as possible and one of the ways is to keep all Windows Updates and Anti-Virus Software current.

Example: You can enter a customer’s information in some websites, a keylogger* program on your computer will copy everything you type and they will steal all the information!

Read more about the Microsoft update fixes released this month and be sure your Windows Software is up-to-date.

Continuing Education:
Next Stop - Fort Lauderdale!

FIADA is hosting a live in-person Title & Registration class in Fort Lauderdale on Monday, March 10. Register now to reserve your spot to learn about notarization, odometer reads, how to remove/add a lien, and get all of your questions answered from an experienced, top-notch instructor. Not in Fort Lauderdale? Register for an Online Continuing Education or Online Title & Registration course, or check our schedule to find a live-class coming to your area soon.

February 2014 Issue of Independent Dealer Magazine Now Available Online



Featured Articles:

Curbstoning Woes
Curbstoning continues to be a problem for independent dealers. Is there a
chance things could improve?
Educate Yourself and Earn Your Credits Now
CE credits are due by April 30 in order to renew your license.
Legislative Update
The 2014 Legislative session is sure to be a busy one.
Bankruptcy Basics
Here’s a quick review of the steps you need to take when your customer files
for bankruptcy.
Stop Spinning Your Wheels and Start Wowing Women!
Your customer service needs to be at the top of its game if you are looking to
woo the ever-growing market of women shoppers.
FTC Strengthens Enforcement of Dealer Advertising
The FTC crackdown on truth in advertising with Operation Steer Clear has
snagged 9 dealers already.

Thank You to our February Advertisers

ADESA Auto AuctionsManheim Florida Auto Auctions
A.R.A. GPS Systems, Inc.Manheim Pennsylvania
Auto UseMarkOne Financial
BlackBookProtective Asset Protection 
Charleston Auto AuctionUnited Acceptance
Dealers Insurance ServicesYour Auction
Leedom Group

Meet Us at IAA Orlando on 2/26

Thank you to Insurance Auto Auction Orlando for hosting FIADA at their February 26 sale. Come out and meet our Executive Director, Lisette Mariner and FIADA Board members. Let them know what's on your mind. Stop by our information table for a chance to win prizes and to learn more about FIADA and how membership benefits you. The membership drive will begin at 9:00am.  

FIADA Live Webinar Series

If you missed Tuesday’s webinar, "Knowing your Hispanic Customer” look for the recorded version on our YouTube channel at Every month, FIADA hosts a live webinar featuring new speakers and topics. Registration is open for our next webinar coming up on Wednesday, March 12. Tracy Amato will teach us about simple ways to drive traffic to your website & inventory. Quetions? Email Nicole at

Start 2014 with Payment Processing Savings 

Start the year off right with FIADA’s credit card processing program TransFirst.  FIADA members who have taken their FREE merchant statement savings analysis have saved an average of $1,300 annually.* Plus ... Now you can accept American Express® Card transactions at the same rate as other payment cards†  And it’s all through TransFirst, all your processing information with one statement and one point of contact. Learn how much you can start saving, visit or call 800.613.0148.

FAX your merchant statements to TransFirst 800.297.3405

*Represents annual savings found for businesses that switched to TransFirst in 2012. †Merchants eligible to accept American Express Cards directly through TransFirst are those that process less than $1,000,000 in American Express annual charge volume. Certain restrictions and exclusions may apply. **Pricing comparison assumes standard card organization fees. Members must provide their 3 most recent monthly merchant processing statements. Pricing comparison applies to fees only, not to include terminal or software fees. Additional fees may apply. Offer expires Feb 28, 2014.
TransFirst, LLC is a registered ISO/MSP of: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Walnut Creek, CA and Synovus Bank, Columbus, GA for Visa® and MasterCard® transactions only.