Technology | Auto Finance News - Part 3

ACI Worldwide Acquires Speedpay to Better Its Subscription-Based Payments Service

Mobile bill presentment is at the heart of ACI Worldwide‘s $750 million all-cash acquisition of bill pay service Speedpay from Western Union announced on Thursday. “ACI has a strong e-Commerce space, merchant fraud offering and we also have recurring billing,” Sanjay Gupta, SVP of ACI On-Demand, told Bank Innovation. “But at the same time we need to rise to meet […]

How Daimler-BMW’s $1.1B Mobility Venture May Affect Finance Operations

Despite Daimler AG and BMW Group’s $1.1 billion investment in a mobility and ride-hailing joint venture, the companies’ captives will continue to operate as competitors. “The core business with vehicles will remain unaffected, and the competition in the premium market will be maintained,” Daimler Financial Services spokesman James Ryan told Auto Finance News. “This also […]

Regulation Lags Behind Alt-Data Usage

LAS VEGAS – Lenders that use alternative data for underwriting should tread carefully until regulation has a chance to catch up, said executives at a securitization conference yesterday. “We want to support business and don’t want to stifle innovation, but we have to move in a measured way,” Rostin Behnam, commissioner of the Commodity Futures […]

How Lenders Should Leverage the Power and Promise of Artificial Intelligence

Technology does not wait for rules or regulations. Artificial intelligence (AI) is no exception. The potential profit associated with fintech speeds up innovation, but it also increases the risk of implementing machine intelligence without assessing potential hazards. Simply put, we do not understand how some machines solve problems with deep learning algorithms. This risk can […]

Bank of the West to Launch Dealer Portal by Yearend

San Francisco-based Bank of the West is making investments to strengthen dealer relationships. At the top of the priority list is a dealer portal, slated for release by yearend. “We continue to invest in the dealer interface,” Executive Vice President of Personal Finance Michael Pereira told AFN. “We need to be engaging with our dealers […]

defi SOLUTIONS Signs On as Technology Partner for Auto Finance Excellence

Auto Finance Excellence, a sister service of Auto Finance News, is proud to announce defi SOLUTIONS as the official Technology partner. defi SOLUTIONS provides loan origination technology for auto lenders. Options include direct, online application interface, loan management, and servicing systems. Additionally, defi SOLUTIONS provides aggregated analytics and reporting, and an online auto loan portfolio […]

Wells Fargo Turns to Machine Learning for Collection Insights

Wells Fargo Auto is looking beyond credit decisioning models for machine learning applications. Specifically, the company employed “sentiment analysis” — an automated process of understanding opinions from written or spoken language — for collections. “One thing I was surprised to see is that through natural language recognition and sentiment analysis, it was very easy to […]

GM Financial Joins Startup Blockchain Network for Fraud Prevention

General Motors Financial Co. is turning to blockchain technology from Spring Labs to strengthen fraud prevention and detection capabilities. Spring Labs, which counts GM Financial as its “cornerstone partner” in the auto finance space, is building a blockchain-based network of finance and technology companies, company Founder and Chief Executive Adam Jiwan told Auto Finance News. […]
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