Strategy | Auto Finance News - Part 2

HyreCar Speeds Driver Onboarding With New Mobile App

Carshare company HyreCar rolled out its mobile app last week, speeding verification time for new drivers and aiming to reduce fraud, Chief Operating Officer Henry Park told Auto Finance News.  Like HyreCar's website, the app enables users to rent cars or list their cars for rent. HyreCar’s decision to launch a mobile app is based […]

HCA’s James Vincent Joins Speaker Faculty at Auto Finance Risk Summit

Hyundai Capital America is joining the speaking faculty at the 12th annual Auto Finance Risk Summit to share strategies on how lenders can improve risk management through digital transformation. HCA’s Vice President and Department Head of Consumer Risk James Vincent will take the stage on May 15 at 3:45 p.m. PT for a panel discussion […]

Will Ride-Hailing Replace Personally-Owned Cars? Execs Weigh In

LAS VEGAS —  The disruptive impact that ride-hailing companies are having on auto finance is evident with the success of Uber and Lyft. While both companies are not profitable, Uber 's revenue surged 43% to $11.3 billion in 2018 and Lyft's revenue doubled to $2.2 billion. However, the question confronting auto finance is whether ride-hailing […]

AI-Supplemented Underwriting Likely to Bump Up Tricolor Originations

Tricolor Auto Acceptance has seen a lift in origination capabilities since integrating an artificial intelligence algorithm into its underwriting model last month. Chief Executive Daniel Chu expects the algorithm, which hones the company’s customer segmentation abilities, will contribute about 3% of the anticipated 25% origination volume increase expected for 2019. That 3% growth translates to […]

Wells Fargo Invests in Automated Underwriting, Dealer Relationships to Boost Growth

After 18 months of tightening the reins, Wells Fargo Auto is on a growth trajectory, with a focus on investments to automate credit decisioning, Jerry Bowen, executive vice president and head of dealer relationships and product, told Auto Finance News. “We got a lot of the work that needed to be done in the rearview […]

Used-Vehicle Prices Will Climb as Inventory Dwindles, Manheim Says

Wholesale used-vehicle prices increased 3.2% in February, bringing the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index up to 135.2. In addition, more-affordable vehicles, such as mid-sized cars, led the way in value appreciation — a continuation of a 2018 trend. Used-vehicle sales volume was also on the rise year over year, at a rate of 2%. Manheim […]

Tricolor Targets New Customers Based on Google Search Patterns

Tricolor Auto Acceptance has implemented Google’s AdWord advertising platform to attract its “very specific consumer” online, Chief Executive Daniel Chu told Auto Finance News. “We have the ability to align marketing and risk,” he said of the new digital strategy that analyzes specific terms searched on Google to reach the no-file and thin-file Hispanic consumers […]

Appetite for Higher Yields Spurs Scorecard Revamp at CPS

A scorecard adjustment will be a top priority for Consumer Portfolio Services this year, after modifications adopted in August 2018 resulted in customers whose credit was better than expected, Chief Executive Charles Bradley Jr. told Auto Finance News. The recent scorecard refinement pushed the lender’s portfolio mix up the credit spectrum — farther “than we even wanted,” Bradley said. Whereas […]
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