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Bianca Chan

Bianca Chan

Associate Editor

Bianca is a Seattle-based business journalist who delivers deep market reporting to the automotive finance industry. Previously, Bianca covered local news, education, technology, and worked in advertising as a content writer. She graduated with honors from Carleton University, the most reputable journalism school in Canada, with a Bachelor of Journalism and minors in history and sociology.

Westlake Financial to Roll Out Direct Lending Portal in 4 States

Westlake Financial Services is gearing up to expand its direct lending portal, LoanCenter, beyond its current California footprint. “Historically, we always pilot everything in our backyard,” VP of Westlake Services and Lending Solutions Ralph Ontiveros, told AFN. Now, nearly two years after launching the pilot, Westlake Financial is ready to take the portal nationwide. The rollout […]

TrueCar Looks to Streamline Financing With Retail Software Acquisition

TrueCar last week acquired DealerScience, a maker of automotive retail software, for $27 million. DealerScience makes tools that helps dealers create web offers, complete sales and respond to customer questions.  DealerScience’s desking technology streamlines the customer experience by automatically consolidating a dealer’s up-to-date pricing, rebates, residuals, and current incentives and finding the lowest payment based […]

Sedan Sales Marketshare Falls to Record Low in November

Sedan popularity has dropped to an all-time low, as evidenced by November’s new-vehicle sales figures. As a percentage of new-vehicle sales, sedan — or “car” — segment marketshare dropped to 28.8%, the lowest monthly share on record, according to Cox Automotive unit Manheim. By comparison, the segment that comprises light-duty pickups, vans, SUVs, and crossovers […]

Attorneys Weigh In on Kraninger Appointment, Impact on Auto Lenders

Though newly appointed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger will likely continue Mick Mulvaney’s efforts to dismantle the agency, chances are high that she will face tougher oversight than her predecessor, as Democrats take control of the House next year, several attorneys told Auto Finance News. Kraninger, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the CFPB […]
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