Sales & Marketing | Auto Finance News - Part 8

Credit Unions Curb Financing for Independent Dealers

With credit unions slowing the pace of originations, about 30% of the independent dealers on CU Direct Lending’s platform pulled out last year, CUDL President and Chief Executive Tony Boutelle told Auto Finance News. "We’ve seen probably 1,000 independent dealers come off our program [in 2018] because our credit unions stopped doing financing for them," […]

GM Financial Notches 32% Loan Origination Growth in 2018

General Motors Financial Co. continues to bolster retail loan growth with a 31.7% yearly rise in originations, the company reported Wednesday. “We navigated significant headwinds in 2018 to deliver another year of strong results, demonstrating the earnings resiliency of this company,” General Motors’ Chief Financial Officer Dhivya Suryadevara said in a statement. “The actions we’ve […]

Consumer Intent Paves Way for Customized Incentives

A data-as-a-service company new to the automotive space is hoping to refine the way incentives are designed by financiers and manufacturers. Called Jornaya, the data provider specializes in tracking consumer behavior and, thus, consumer intent, Vice President of Automotive Brian Epro told Auto Finance News. “It’s 2019, the days of treating every single lead you […]

Global Lending Services Doubles Originations for Second Straight Year

Global Lending Services doubled its origination volume — for the second straight year — to $1.1 billion in 2018, Chief Executive Steve Thibodeau told Auto Finance News. The subprime lender's origination volume had doubled to $558 million in 2017. Thibodeau attributed the portfolio growth to the company's expanding dealership network, which increased 30%, to 8,000 […]

How Smaller Tax Refunds Could Impact Auto Finance in 2019

The potential for fewer or decreased tax returns as a result of the 2017 tax act will likely bring down vehicle sales this spring, Chief Executive of JoyDrive Hunter Gorham told Auto Finance News. “Consumers use the tax refund as a whole down payment, and they won’t be a buyer [this year] without that down […]

60% of Consumers Initiate Car Buying Online, TransUnion Says

TransUnion is making efforts to support the “paradigm shift” in auto finance that has consumers looking at financing as the first step to the car buying process instead of the last, Brian Landau, senior vice president and automotive business leader, told Auto Finance News. The credit bureau launched an online tool, Auto Payment Shopper, that […]
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