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Auto Finance Summit 2019 Registration Opens With New Agenda

Auto Finance News is proud to announce that the Auto Finance Summit 2019 registration and agenda are now available on AutoFinanceSummit.com. The 19th annual event will take place October 28-30 at the Bellagio Las Vegas. Registration can be submitted here.  It’s a revolutionary time for auto finance, as technological innovations are making waves in the industry. Meanwhile, lenders are working to stay ahead […]

Sparking Connections: How Tech Alliances Are Firing Up Lenders

Slowing vehicle sales and the potential for a market downturn have lit a spark among lenders, technology companies, and OEMs, igniting partnerships aimed at gaining marketshare and creating solutions attainable only by way of collaboration. In January, Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG established an alliance that will likely spur the OEMs’ captives to collaborate […]

HCA, Flexdrive Partner for New Mobility Venture

Hyundai Capital America has partnered with mobility subscription services platform Flexdrive — after nearly a year of discussions — to support the development of alternatives to the traditional vehicle-ownership model, Andrew Leone, vice president of commercial credit and risk at Hyundai Capital America, told Auto Finance News. “If you think about this topic of mobility, […]

General Motors Scales Back Car-Sharing Service Maven

General Motors Co. reportedly is scaling back its car-sharing service, Maven, by stopping the service in eight markets after launching more than three years ago. A GM spokeswoman confirmed the OEM plans to shut down the service in major markets like Chicago and Boston "within the next few months," the Wall Street Journal reported. However, Maven will […]

Compliance Complexities Lenders Should Know About E-Contracting

Recently, the auto finance sector has seen traditional paper consumer sales and financing documents replaced with electronic documents. Greater familiarity with electronic transactions, accessibility of simple, secure technology, and acceptance by capital markets may have each contributed to this trend. However, these transactions are still relatively new. What does this mean to lenders? Essentially, lenders […]

Toyota Financial Fosters Digital-Savvy Workforce With Internal Program

Toyota Financial Services has launched an internal digital learning program for its employees and business partners called TFS Digital Academy, Auto Finance News has learned. TFS Digital Academy will be led by company veteran Mark Dirkson, according to Dirkson’s May 14 LinkedIn post. Dirkson’s 11-year tenure with TFS includes his new role as Dean of […]
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