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New JM&A Group Insider Platform Provides Free Exclusive Content to All Dealers

Jul 27, 2020

In an effort to further engage automotive professionals and provide valuable content, industry leader JM&A Group recently launched JM&A Insider, its own, on-demand collection of automotive resources. This website gives members access to JM&A Group's growing library of free, informative content. Membership is free and required to register for virtual events.

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JM&A Group Launches New Portal to Better Serve Consumers and Lenders

Jun 9, 2020

In order to improve efficiency and fulfill payments in a more timely manner, JM&A Group recently introduced new GAP claims self-service portals serving both consumers and lenders. The enhanced portals provide a one-stop shop to file a claim, upload documentation and, for the first-time ever, access real-time status updates.

JM&A Group Expands Free Virtual Learning Offerings

May 12, 2020

Following the successful launch of its initial free virtual training courses, the Performance Development Center, JM&A Group’s in-house educational and training facility, has expanded its offerings for dealers throughout the industry.

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

Apr 13, 2020

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.

JM&A Group Offering Free Virtual Training to Dealerships Everywhere Through its Performance Development Center

Apr 2, 2020

New service benefits businesses impacted by COVID-19

Darwin Automotive Partners with JM&A Group to Provide Darwin Direct

Oct 30, 2018

Dealerships can now empower customers to purchase, contract, e-sign and pay for F&I products 100% on their own, 24/7

JM Family Enterprises Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Millennials by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE

Jun 28, 2018

For the third year in a row, Great Place to Work and FORTUNE have named JM Family Enterprises as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials.

KIA Motors America Extends Certified Pre-Owned/Branded Product Program With JM&A Group

Jun 13, 2018

Kia Motors America announced the extension of the brand’s Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) and Branded Product Program with the JM&A Group. The multi-year extension comes on the heels of recent program milestones

JM Family Enterprises to Launch a 3-Year $150 Million Campus Renovation

Apr 18, 2018

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., the $15.1 billion diversified automotive company with more than 4,200 associates across North America, announced that it would launch construction on a three-year, $150 million renovation of its Deerfield Beach headquarters.

Great Place to Work and Fortune Name JM Family Enterprises One of the 2018 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For

Feb 19, 2018

For the 20th consecutive year, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., a $15.1 billion diversified automotive company, has been named one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune.

JM&A Group Announces Executive-Level Promotion

Oct 12, 2017

Mark Barovich has been promoted to assistant vice president of Portfolio Risk Management and Actuarial Services for JM&A Group.

JM&A Group Announces Executive-Level Promotion

Oct 12, 2017

Gavin Tennant has been promoted to vice president of Customer Services for JM&A Group. Tennant will oversee all claims and customer service operations in Deerfield Beach and St. Louis.

Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name JM Family Enterprises One of the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For

Mar 16, 2017

For the 19th consecutive year, JM Family Enterprises was named one of the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work® and Fortune.

JM Family Named Best Company of Parents and Diversity

Jan 4, 2017

JM Family Enterprises was recently ranked #12 on the Best Workplaces for Parents and #45 on Best Workplaces for Diversity lists.

JM&A Group and Volvo Car USA Join Forces to Offer Vehicle Owners Peace of Mind

Oct 26, 2016

JM&A Group has entered into an agreement with international auto manufacturer Volvo Car USA to provide a full suite of branded F&I products to more than 300 Volvo dealers nationally.

Great Place to Work® and Fortune Announce the Country's Best Workplaces to Retire From; JM Family Enterprises is the only Florida company to make the list

Jun 21, 2016

Fortune asked Great Place to Work to review the 401(k) plans, health insurance, phased retirement offerings, defined pension benefits and internal promotion rates at more than 600 employers. Of the top companies whose associates say they are great places to build long-term careers, JM Family Enterprises ranked No. 13 and is only Florida company to make the list.

Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication 2016

Jun 21, 2016

JM Family Enterprises, along with Habitat for Humanity of Broward, recently celebrated the completion of four Pompano Beach homes – two free-standing, single-family houses and one duplex. Local dignitaries, city officials, and well-wishers gathered during a recent dedication ceremony as the new Habitat homeowners shared stories of how this program has changed their lives.

JM Family Associates Take On Hunger in South Florida

Jun 17, 2016

Each year, associates from several of JM Family’s business locations partake in a variety of engaging activities during its annual Spring into Giving campaign, a 3-week long companywide effort to raise funds and increase awareness about food insecurity. This year, the company raised $98,300 to benefit six food bank partners, topping last year’s total by more than 20 percent. 

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

Oct 9, 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fidelity Warranty Services

Aug 9, 2012

Fidelity Warranty Services Maintains Highest Rating From Better Business Bureau

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.