Deadline Extended for Auto Finance Innovation Demos

Auto Finance News has extended the deadline for its DEMOvation Challenge to Monday, Feb. 5. The DEMOvation Challenge is held in advance of Auto Finance Innovation 2018 — which is slated for March 7-8, at the Parc 55 San Francisco — to determine which startups will secure one of a limited number of complimentary demo slots. For the second […]
  • Natalie Mattila
  • February 2, 2018
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Call for Speakers: AFN Scouts Forward-Thinkers for Auto Finance Innovation

Auto Finance News is calling for dynamic and forward-thinking auto finance professionals to join the speaker roster for the third annual Auto Finance Innovation event, slated for March 7-8, at the Parc 55 San Francisco. Help shape our agenda for 2018 and beyond by letting us know which speakers you would like to hear from, […]
  • Natalie Mattila
  • January 23, 2018
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AFN Calls for Startups to Apply for Auto Finance Innovation Demos

Auto Finance News is holding a DEMOvation Challenge in advance of Auto Finance Innovation 2018 — which is slated for March 7-8, at the Parc 55 San Francisco — to determine which startups will secure one of a limited number of complimentary demo slots. For the second year, Auto Finance Innovation 2018 will feature DEMOvation sessions, offering an intimate […]
  • Natalie Mattila
  • January 19, 2018
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EVs to Drive ‘Major Transformation’ in Carsharing, Researcher Says

SAN DIEGO — Carsharing is in the early stages of a “major transformation” that will continue over the next decade, driven in part by greater penetration of electric vehicles in carsharing fleets, John Gartner research director at Navigant Research, said during a presentation at Auto Finance Innovation 2017 last week. The electric vehicle carshare fleets will likely be used […]
  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 23, 2017
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Getaround Aims to Develop On-Demand Maintenance Services

SAN DIEGO — Getaround is preparing for an autonomous future by developing technology to enable its platform to provide on-demand maintenance services, Chief Financial Offer Adam Kosmicki said at Auto Finance Innovation 2017 yesterday. Getaround is the sharing access point for a vehicle, Kosmicki said. “We have built a technology platform where, in a lot of cars today, we have […]
  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 18, 2017
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Bank of America to Talk “Game-Changing” Mobile App at Auto Finance Innovation

Bank of America is aiming to offer a “game-changing mobile experience” with its new online, direct lending platform, Duane Freeman, the bank’s national sales executive, told AFN. “It connects our customers who have expressed a clear interest in purchasing a car with our high-quality dealer network efficiently and effectively,” Freeman said. “Consumers are in control […]
  • Larissa Padden
  • May 12, 2017
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Carvoy Joins Speaker Lineup for Auto Finance Innovation

Daniel Yuabov, co-founder and chief executive at Carvoy Inc., joined the speaker roster for the second annual Auto Finance Innovationevent, slated for May 17 – 18 in San Diego. Carvoy facilitates the entire car-buying process by allowing consumers to either customize or choose the kind of car they want via the website, and Carvoy takes care […]
  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 26, 2017
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Blinker President to Forecast Evolution of F&I at Auto Finance Innovation

Danny Martinez, president of startup Blinker, has joined the Auto Finance Innovation speaker faculty. Blinker, a used-car buy-sell app with financing capabilities for private-party transactions, is trying to streamline the car-buying process, not overtake dealerships, Martinez said. “Historically, the conventional dealership experience is a very sequential, rigid process, and for those who have purchased through […]
  • Larissa Padden
  • March 14, 2017
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Fair’s Georg Bauer Joins AFI for Fireside Chat

Auto Finance News is excited to announce that Georg Bauer, President of Fair.com, will participate in a fireside chat at the upcoming Auto Finance Innovation 2017 event. The conference will take place May 17-18 in San Diego, following the annual Auto Finance Risk & Compliance Summit. At AFI, Bauer will discuss the evolution of the automotive and […]
  • Larissa Padden
  • January 31, 2017
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AutoGravity Signs On as Diamond Sponsor for Auto Finance Innovation

AutoGravity — a digital auto loan aggregator — has joined Auto Finance Innovation 2017 as a diamond sponsor. Irvine, Calif.-based AutoGravity was founded in 2015 by an international team of digital natives and industry veterans. Earlier this month, AutoGravity partnered with Mercedes-Benz Financial Services to offer auto loans for MBFS through the AutoGravity platform. The […]
  • Natalie Mattila
  • October 27, 2016
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