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Kia Motors America (KMA) has renewed its agreement with JM&A Group

Aug 3, 2015

JM&A Group celebrates their successful partnership with Kia as their success pushes through to the forefront of the auto industry​.

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Crossovers, trucks drive gains in July - Automotive News

Aug 3, 2015

Nissan Motor Co., Honda Motor Co., General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford all posted healthy U.S. sales gains for July, setting the stage for the industry to begin the second half of the year on a strong note.

Echopark Stores' iPad Strategy Reaps F&I Results - Automotive News

Jun 8, 2015

DENVER - Sonic Automotive Inc.'s three new used- vehicle stores, which rely on iPads to arrange financing and to sell F&I products, are getting strong results. The three stores together average nearly $1,000 in per-vehicle F&I revenue, said Jeff Matthews, executive general manager of the EchoPark operation.

Local Community and Business Leaders Honored during 24th Annual African-American Achievers Awards

May 2, 2016

Five remarkable individuals were recognized during the 24th annual African-American Achievers awards ceremony, which was held on Wednesday, April 20 at the Broward County Convention Center. More than 1,000 guests attended the event, sponsored by JM Family Enterprises, Southeast Toyota Distributors and JM Lexus.

JM Family Builds Four Habitat for Humanity Homes in Pompano Beach

Oct 16, 2015

For the 14th consecutive year, JM Family Enterprises has committed to building homes for four South Florida families with Habitat for Humanity of Broward. The initial build began Saturday, October 3, and includes the first ever Habitat for Humanity duplex constructed, along with two free-standing single-family homes.

JM Family Raises Nearly Half a Million for United Way – and Has Fun Doing It

Sep 24, 2015

Financially supporting the United Way of Broward County has been important to JM Family Enterprises for many years, and making its associates aware of the vital work the organization does in the community is equally significant to the automotive company. That is why JM Family associates get creative during its annual fundraising campaign, which blends these efforts by truly putting the fun in fundraising.

JMA Group Announces Executive Level Promotions

Jan 26, 2016

JM&A Group, one of the largest independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry, closed out 2015 by celebrating record month-over-month growth and the best year in its 37-year history, selling more than 3.4 million contracts nationwide.

Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name JM Family Enterprises, Inc. as One of the 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity

Nov 9, 2015

After surveying more than 128,000 women and 69,000 minority employees nationwide, Fortune and Great Place to Work® ranked JM Family Enterprises, Inc. No. 47 on its 2015 list of 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity. The automotive company was also ranked No. 9 on Essence’s list of 10 Best Workplaces for African Americans.

JM Family Enterprises Announces Executive Level Promotion

Nov 12, 2015

JM Family Enterprises President and CEO Colin Brown announced the promotion of Ron Coombs to senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), overseeing the company’s financial operations.

JM Family Enterprises Ranks No. 34 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List

Feb 13, 2015

JM&A Group is a division of JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a diversified automotive company that has been ranked No. 34 on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For®, named for its 17th consecutive year. The ranking recognizes companies that have exceptional workplace cultures.

JM Family Enterprises earns top spot on South Florida Private Companies List - South Florida Business Journal

Jul 20, 2015

If the general measure of success at any car dealership is the number of vehicles that roll off the lot, JM Family Enterprises sets the standard.

Trucks drive sales up 3.9% in June - Automotive News

Jul 2, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, fueled by strong truck volume at Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota, rose 3.9 percent last month as the industry continued to climb toward one of its biggest sales years ever.

No Slowing Down the Auto Sales Boom - Detroit Free Press

Aug 3, 2015

The perfect potion of easy credit, falling gas prices and pent up demand keeps showroom traffic flowing steadily.

21st Annual Bruce Rossmeyer Ride for Children - Oct 3 & 4 - TimesUnion

Sep 25, 2015

JM&A Group is a proud sponsor of the event, which benefits Camp Boggy Creek.

FCA Sales advance 14 percent in September - Automotive News

Oct 1, 2015

The seasonally adjusted annualized sales rate in September is forecast to climb to 17.7 million, based on the average of 12 analysts’ estimates in a Bloomberg survey.

Kia, JM&A Renew Agreement

Feb 20, 2014

Kia has renewed its agreement with JM&A as the F&I product provider for its dealers.

2012 and Beyond

May 1, 2012

Optimism and Energy - Forrest Heathcott, president of JM&A, describes the buzz occurring in the auto industry, giving his team a lot of energy out in the field.

CFPB Scrutiny Spurs Compliance Training

Jul 17, 2013

As a result of the spotlight on compliance that has been brought on by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s scrutiny of F&I practices, there has been an uptick in trainings nationwide. JM&A mentioned.

Dealership Staffers Urged to Play Nice

Feb 5, 2013

At some dealerships, skirmishes between showroom and F&I staffers are all in a day’s work. JM&A mentioned.

Fidelity Warranty Services

Aug 9, 2012

Fidelity Warranty Services Maintains Highest Rating From Better Business Bureau

JM Family Enterprises Ranks No. 37 on FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For" List

Jan 16, 2014

Diversified automotive company JM Family Enterprises, Inc., has been ranked No. 37 on FORTUNE magazine's 2014 list of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America. This is JM Family's 16th consecutive years on the list. JM&A mentioned.

JM&A: Pursue compliance, consistency for the sake of consumers-and the CFPB

Feb 12, 2014

President Forrest Heathcott discusses compliance and consistency. JM&A mentioned.

People, Process, Profit

Nov 1, 2012

Head trainers from six F&I companies, including JM&A's Heather Haynes, addressed attendees at Industry Summit 2012.

To Catch a Customer

Apr 1, 2013

At NADA, automotive professionals expressed optimism that the industry is primed to sell one million more vehicles than in 2012. JM&A mentioned.

JM&A Chief on the Poker Chip Staffing Strategy

Feb 27, 2013

Forrest Heathcott shares his views on the F&I process and ‘hybrid’ sales staff in a dealership. JM&A,JMFE, SET mentioned.

JM&A Group Sets Sail

Apr 1, 2013

The annual incentive trip for JM&A dealer customers is also a celebration of the company’s 35th anniversary.

JM&A Implements E-Contracting for F&I

Apr 1, 2013

As auto lenders add electronic contracting to their origination processes, JM&A has initiated similar steps with its ancillary product operations.

Kia Says Free Maintenance Won’t Hurt F&I Sales

May 22, 2013

For the first time, Kia is offering free scheduled maintenance on its 2014 Cadenza, but is not concerned it will affect the sales of extended-service contracts. JM&A mentioned.

Maximizing Close Ties Between CPO, F&I Office

Jul 15, 2013

For Kia Motors America, certified pre-owned vehicle sales and financing are highly codependent. Kia partners with JM&A to train and implement products, menus and word tracks for F&I.

Maybe the Next Franchise Shouldn’t be an Auto Brand

Feb 4, 2013

A Florida dealer has improved business by diversifying with a rental car service, which then allows for a volume of low-mileage used cars for sale in his dealership. JM&A mentioned.

New Forms Take Hold as Defense Against Discrimination Claims

Jul 31, 2013

As a result of the scrutiny from CFPB, vendors and legal advisors are introducing forms for dealers to use to document occasions when they deviate from their standard rate on a loan. JM&A mentioned.