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Westlake taps CarFinance to grow refi business

Westlake Financial Services has inked a deal to start purchasing auto refinance loans originated through CarFinance, the companies announced this week. The goal of the partnership is to “complement” Westlake’s direct lending platform, LoanCenter, with auto loan refinancing, Ralph Ontiveros, vice president of Westlake services and lending solutions, said in a press release. The Los Angeles-based […]

Auto Financial Group expands Canadian reach

Auto Financial Group (AFG), a provider of residual-based financing options to credit unions, is stretching its reach across Canada by signing on its first Nova Scotian financial institution, the company announced yesterday. Halifax, N.S.-based CUA is the first credit union in the province to partner with AFG Canada, said Director of Marketing Monica Mendoza. Now, […]

5 questions with… TFS’s Carrie McNamara

Five Questions With is a monthly Q&A segment on AutoFinanceExcellence.org that offers a glimpse of what senior industry executives are thinking about outside the boardroom. Read on to find out. Eighteen years at Toyota Financial Services has taught Carrie McNamara, national manager of consumer and dealer experience, that each hurdle encountered also represents an opportunity for growth. “When […]

Nissan seeks sale of trading unit in $1b deal

Nissan Motor Co. is seeking to sell a wholly owned subsidiary that distributes vehicle parts and materials in a deal that may be valued at about $1 billion, as the struggling Japanese automaker seeks to slim down, people familiar with the matter said. The company has invited private equity and trading firms to bid for […]

Startup Fair raises $2b in funding with new credit facility 

Used-car leasing app Fair closed a $500 million revolving credit facility financed by Mizuho Bank, the companies announced today. With Mizuho’s investment, the vehicle subscription company has raised nearly $2 billion in funding over four outside equity rounds.  The new credit facility is a move for Fair to increase its supply of rideshare vehicles for […]

CarMax expands delivery service to Texas

CarMax has expanded its online car-buying service to seven cities in Texas, with three more slated to launch in late-October, the used-car retailer announced. The functionality allows customers to complete the entire car-buying process from home — including retail shopping, securing financing, and filing trade-in paperwork. CarMax customers may be financed by captive CarMax Auto […]

Golden Eagle launches ‘GAP coverage for life events’

Golden Eagle Insurance launched a new product last week designed to aid lenders and customers during unexpected life events. The negative-equity protection program is described as GAP insurance for life events, allowing customers to walk away from their auto loans or skip payments in the case of unexpected life events, including involuntary unemployment, physical injury […]
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