PORTLAND, OR – October 19, 2017 – The National Automotive Finance (NAF) Association, in partnership with Compli, participated in an informative webinar titled Internal Audit Insider Tips. The webinar focused on how fair lending institutions can improve their internal audit programs.

Webinar panelists included Michael Benoit, Chairman of Hudson Cook, LLP, Brian Larson, consumer finance expert at Compli, and NAF member David Keene, Director of Compliance at Sierra Auto Finance.

David Keene is a graduate of the first year of NAF’s Consumer Credit Compliance Professional certification program and is also a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional. Having done countless audits, Mr. Keene focused on the essential questions any internal audit should answer and shared a host of useful audit tips he’s learned over the years.

Michael Benoit has a wealth of knowledge relating to the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) and advises banks, auto dealers, sales finance companies, and other creditors on a wide range of consumer financial services law. During his portion of the webinar, Mr. Benoit focused on what the CFPB expects in a fair lending audit program which is part of a comprehensive Compliance Management System (CMS).

Wrapping up the webinar program was Brian Larson of Compli who works with consumer finance, auto finance, and other financial services companies subject to fair lending regulations. He provided insight into how to better manage compliance programs, and specifically internal audits, with an automated CMS. He reviewed how automating compliance can bring efficiency and compliance gains while also reducing the risk of regulatory violations and lawsuits.
The Internal Audit Insider Tips webinar on-demand recording is available on Compli’s website at: http://go.compli.com/compli-audit-webinar

NAF Association (www.nafassociation.com) is the only trade association exclusively serving the non-prime auto financing industry.

Compli (https://www.compli.com/) provides a cloud-based solution that manages compliance activities across your workforce. Consolidate all your compliance initiatives for your entire organization into one easy-to-use system for your employees and managers. Deliver defensible proof of compliance to your auditors and executives to keep cool, calm, and compliant.

Hudson Cook, LLP (www.hudsoncook.com) focuses its practice on banking, consumer and commercial financial services, and privacy law, both state and federal, from its 13 offices across the country. With more than 60 attorneys, the firm offers legal services to local, national, and international clients, providing practical and innovative solutions to their legal issues.

Sierra Auto Finance (www.sierraautofinance.com) offers innovative solutions and superior customer service to every dealer and customer. Sierra offers a subprime lending program focused on your specific financing needs. Our flexibility allows us to offer competitive financing solutions. You will experience personal service elevating your customer experience to a level other lenders cannot match.