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JJ Hornblass

JJ Hornblass

Executive Editor

JJ Hornblass founded Royal Media in 1995 and oversees all aspects of the New York-based diversified information company, which includes media services, a consultancy, and an accelerator for fintech startups. He has a BS in Economics from Yeshiva University and a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He was also a Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Banking.

You’re welcome: The Fed gifts a strong auto finance sector

Apparently, Halloween is the new Christmas in auto finance. Yesterday, the Federal Reserve gifted the industry a 25-basis-point interest rate cut, the third time the Fed has cut rates this year. The central bank’s benchmark rate now stands at 1.5% to 1.75%. A present like that doesn’t even need gift wrapping. “We believe monetary policy […]

Banking Hurtles Toward Ethically Dubious Credit Decisioning

The paramount technology objective today in banking is the implementation of artificial intelligence to enhance customer experience, products and, in turn, financial results, for both consumers and financial institutions. As artificial intelligence and its compatriot technology, machine-learning algorithms, take a more prominent role in financial services, the ethical challenges posed by these technologies advance. The […]

Why the Auto Finance Industry Needs a Greater Focus on Digital Sales & Marketing

Most sales and marketing job ads go something like this: As an Inside Sales Relationship Manager, you will be contacting Auto Dealerships to sign up with AUTO FINANCE COMPANY NAME HERE as one of their sub-prime lenders. … The expectations for the first year at this job is to be making $60k – $100k per […]

At the Big 4, Incentive Spending Drops, Even as Sales Dip

Old truisms apparently do not apply to auto finance. At least for now. When car sales fall, generally captives counter with greater subvention. But after years of incentives marching higher, incentives are dipping. At the Big Four — Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Toyota — the aggregate incentive per unit fell 1.9% to $4,150, […]

Why We Put ‘Performance’ Into Our Summit

What’s behind the addition of “Performance” to the Auto Finance Performance & Compliance Summit? Why has the event, which will take place May 9-10 in Dallas, been changed? To answer these questions, we need to take you back to 2008. It was then, as the credit crisis was taking hold, that the profound weaknesses in […]

Early Evidence of a Down June

Reports are coming in today that suggest June will be a down month for car sales in the United States. According to estimates, the SAAR for the month could be 2.3% to 3.6% lower. Here’s an excerpt from the LMC Automotive/J.D. Power forecast via Seeking Alpha: The LMC Automotive/J.D. Power forecast is for a 2.3% […]

Sound the Credit Quality Alarm

It’s time to sound the alarm. Weakness has taken hold of the credit quality within securitized subprime auto assets. Deutsche Bank reported today that year-over-year delinquencies and net loss rates for subprime are up noticeably. Specifically, on a year-over-year basis subprime 60-plus day delinquencies climbing 65 basis points, and the annualized net loss rate rising 114 […]
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