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Nicole Casperson

Nicole Casperson

Deputy Editor

As Deputy Editor of Auto Finance News, Nicole Casperson reports on the latest news, trends, and innovations impacting the auto finance space. Nicole is an experienced business reporter from Texas, and she previously specialized covering the housing and mortgage industry. Nicole received her Master of Arts in Mass Communication and her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism both from the College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University.

AFS 2019: GMF, Veros Credit roll out communication portals to revamp customer experience 

LAS VEGAS — Two auto lenders are changing the way their customers communicate with them throughout the lifecycle of their loans, senior executives revealed during the Auto Finance Summit this week.  Nonprime lender Veros Credit revealed that it had integrated WhatsApp — which allows users to send text messages and voice messages — onto its […]

AFS 2019: CPS, GMF, Huntington, Westlake execs expect growth in 2020 despite pressures

LAS VEGAS — Market competition and a potential economic downturn are spurring expectations of slowing originations in 2020, four senior executives from the nation’s largest lenders said during the Auto Finance Summit 2019.  Senior executives from Consumer Portfolio Services, GM Financial, Huntington Auto Finance and Westlake Financial — whose books of business range from $2.5 billion […]

AFS 2019: ‘Be your authentic self,’ Renee Horne urges execs at 2019 Women in Auto Finance Luncheon

LAS VEGAS — In banking and consumer finance, the percentage of women representing the workforce in C-suite positions is 24%, compared with 54% of women employees in entry-level positions, Renee Horne, vice president of consumer lending experiences at USAA Federal Savings Bank, said during the Women in Auto Finance Luncheon at the Auto Finance Summit […]

Vote for AFN’s inaugural Executive of the Year

As yearend approaches, we at Auto Finance News are reaching out to readers to vote for the inaugural Auto Finance Executive of the Year award, celebrating the highest achievement in the auto finance industry. The 2019 Auto Finance Executive of the Year will be named and profiled on the cover of the December issue of Auto […]

NextGear Capital sues defunct dealership for floorplan default

NextGear Capital has filed a complaint against a Canadian used-car dealership and its owner, claiming the dealership defaulted on its floorplan payments as a result of an alleged fraud scheme.  Fredericton, New Brunswick-based W&P Auto Sales and its owner Peter Kennedy entered into a floorplan financing agreement with NextGear Capital in March, according to court […]

SunTrust grows loan portfolio as merger with BB&T awaits DOJ approval 

SunTrust Banks’ indirect and direct consumer portfolios increased by double digits as the bank continues to aim for a fourth-quarter closing of its merger with BB&T Bank, SunTrust Chief Financial Officer Allison Dukes said during the bank’s earnings call last week.  However, regulatory approvals are “moving at their own pace,” said BB&T Chief Executive Kelly […]
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