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Uber’s Self-Driving Arm Gets $1 Billion Investment Ahead of IPO

Uber Technologies Inc. secured a $1 billion investment from three Japanese companies, ahead of an initial public offering expected next month. Denso Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. and SoftBank Group Corp.’s Vision Fund bought stakes in the self-driving unit, valuing the arm at $7.25 billion, according to a statement. The deal will help Uber, which tallied […]

AFN Announces DEMOvation Participants

Auto Finance News has selected seven startup companies to compete in the third annual DEMOvation Challenge, a showcase of new technology. The event, sponsored by Market Scan, takes place at the Auto Finance Innovation Summit — part of Auto Finance Accelerate — at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, California on Tuesday, May 14. The […]

Digital Customer Experience Takes Center Stage at Auto Finance Sales & Marketing Summit

Distinguished executives from USAA Bank and CarFinance.com are set to discuss best practices for optimizing the digital lending experience at the Auto Finance Sales & Marketing Summit during a session entitled “Delivering the Digital Customer Experience.” The discussion will take place Monday, May 13, at 4:00 p.m. PT at the Omni San Diego. The panel […]

Auto Finance Accelerate 2019 Unveils Slate of Speakers From Chase Auto, Ally, Hyundai Capital

Auto Finance News is proud to welcome a slate of diverse speakers to this year’s spring event, Auto Finance Accelerate 2019, to be held May 13-16 at the Omni San Diego. The speaker faculty is quickly expanding with the addition of several top captives and banks. Chase Auto’s Chief Marketing Officer Melinda Welsh will kick off […]

DriveItAway to Boost Scale, Expand Reach With New Marketing Partnership

DriveItAway, a company that connects rideshare drivers with dealerships’ idle stock, is eyeing an increase in rental volume after securing a partnership with call-center company CloudOne, the companies announced today. Vancouver, Wash.-based CloudOne handles 250,000 calls per month at its automotive-focused call center that facilitates new- and used-vehicle sales. It also provides credit-based lead generation […]

Auto Finance Accelerate Early Bird Registration Ends This Week

Friday will be the last chance to take advantage of early bird registration prices for Auto Finance News’ week-long event, Auto Finance Accelerate. The series of three events will take place May 13-16 at the Omni San Diego. The success of the Auto Finance Risk Summit, now in its 12th year, and the 4th annual Auto Finance Innovation Summit made way […]

3 Themes to Watch in April

Last month, compliance and operations stories dominated the ranks as Auto Finance News’ most-read March stories. Below are AFN's top three themes to monitor, as determined by the six most-read stories in March. TCPA Settlements As the auto regulatory environment continues to heat up with stiffer oversight on both state and federal levels, TCPA settlements […]
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