JM&A Group Makes Virtual F&I Available to All Dealer Customers

April 13, 2020

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JM&A Group, one of the largest independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry, is bringing the Virtual F&I playbook, model and strategy to all of its existing dealer customers across the country.

Since 2018, JM&A has been vigorously piloting and testing Virtual F&I with five different dealership groups in the market. JM&A’s Virtual F&I has supported more than 1,000 virtual deals while maintaining profitability per vehicle retailed and selling an increased number of products per deal. While this new model has been an evolution and a learning process, dealers who have partnered with JM&A have seen great gains both from a business perspective and in customer satisfaction during the pilot phase. 

For years, the changing demands of automotive customers have propelled dealerships and their service providers to implement faster, more streamlined processes to complete the sales transaction. With JM&A’s Virtual F&I process, dealers receive: 

 – Proven best practices on how to facilitate the F&I transaction using video communication technology, regardless of where the consumer and F&I manager are physically located.

 – A comprehensive Virtual F&I playbook, including process maps, rollout plans, thought tracks, technical requirements, and other resources to support the implementation and management of Virtual F&I at scale.

 – Strategies on how to utilize Virtual F&I to complete more F&I transactions and outperform industry standards. 

“We view Virtual F&I as the long-term solution for dealers interested in making an investment in the development of an omnichannel approach to vehicle sales,” said Forrest Heathcott, president of JM&A Group. “Now, more than ever, our goal is to simplify the F&I process, making it more efficient and profitable for our dealer customers while enhancing the digital experience for the consumer.” 

JM&A’s field team of trained subject matter experts are prepared to help bring a Virtual F&I process to its dealer customers so they can be at the forefront of digital retail, provide a modern customer experience and increase profitability. 

“Given the environment we find ourselves in with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to accelerate our efforts and feel it’s important to help dealers deliver F&I virtually so they can serve their customers as best they can,” added Heathcott. 

Learn how JM&A can make Virtual F&I a reality for you.

About JM&A Group
JM&A Group, a leader in the F&I industry for more than 40 years, serves more than 3,800 automotive dealerships nationwide. Comprised of Jim Moran & Associates, Inc. (JM&A), Fidelity Warranty Services, Inc. (FWS), Fidelity Insurance Agency, and Courtesy Insurance Company, it provides a variety of products and services such as F&I training and consulting, vehicle protection plans, used vehicle certification programs, pre-paid maintenance plans and GAP programs. Additionally, the company has more than 800 associates, including a dedicated sales force of 300+ associates who support process implementation for dealer operations and digital sales strategies. National Truck Protection Co. Inc., a division of JM&A Group, is the leading vehicle service contract provider in the commercial truck industry and serves customers across a variety of channels throughout the U.S. and Canada including OEM, independent dealer groups, aftermarket truck resellers, agencies and direct-to-consumer. For more information about JM&A Group’s products and services, call 1-800-553-7146 or visit www.jmagroup.com.

JM&A Group is a division of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a privately held company with $18 billion in revenue and more than 5,000 associates, which is headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida. JM Family has earned various awards for its culture, products and services, including 24 consecutive years on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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Christie Caliendo

Director, Public Relations & Integrated Marketing

Christie.Caliendo@jmfamily.com