Risk Management | Auto Finance News - Part 4

Credit detection tool thwarts synthetic identity fraud

A new tool targeting synthetic fraud, developed by Experian and Credit Bureau Connection (CBC), has already thwarted three instances of fraud at the dealership, said Chris Ryan, Experian’s senior fraud solutions consultant. The tool, called Synthetic Identity Detection Score, launched in March and is the latest fraud solution to come out of Experian and CBC’s […]

Fair, the high-flying industry startup, initiates substantial staff cuts

Fair, which offers an automotive subscription app, will reduce its staff by 40% in an effort to increase profitability, according to an internal company memo sourced by TechCrunch.  TechCrunch estimated that 215 employees would lose their jobs at Fair. Among the employees let go is Chief Financial Officer Tyler Painter, brother of Chief Executive Scott […]

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 […]

Renault, Volvo, Hyundai invest in cybersecurity startup

Upstream Security, a cybersecurity startup specializing in connected vehicles, closed a $30 million Series B funding round, the company announced today. The funding round was led by Renault Venture Capital and includes Volvo Group Venture Capital, Hyundai Motors, Hyundai AutoEver and Nationwide Ventures. Charles River Ventures, Glilot Capital and Maniv Mobility also returned for the second […]
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