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US Bank’s John Hyatt joins AFS for fireside chat

Auto Finance News is excited to host John Hyatt, president of dealer services at U.S. Bank, at this year’s Auto Finance Summit to address key market dynamics in a fireside chat and take questions from the audience on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 1:45 p.m. PT. The 19th annual Auto Finance Summit will take place Oct. […]

Financial institutions drop the ball on diversity

Megabanks, including Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and Wells Fargo, are still lagging when it comes to diversity and inclusion, the House Financial Services Committee found. An analysis of diversity data from 2015 to the present provided by the nation’s eight largest banks found that although the financial institutions are making progress, “there is still much to do,” the committee […]

Bank of America’s direct lending portal gains traction

Bank of America’s technology initiatives continue to gain traction with consumers, according to second-quarter earnings filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The bank's online portal drove 60% of direct auto loan applications, up from 55% back in February. Meanwhile, Bank of America’s AI-driven banking assistant, Erica, has experienced an increase in users, surpassing the […]

Moody’s to establish standard for quantifying cyber risk

Moody’s Corp. is working to establish a global standard for quantifying and assessing cyber risk for financial institutions. Through a joint venture with think-tank Team8, Moody’s will develop technology tools and methods to measure and analyze cyber risks facing lenders. Derek Vadala, global head of cyber risk for Moody’s, was named chief executive of the […]

Bank of America joins AutoFi network

Bank of America recently partnered with AutoFi, a company that connects dealerships with lenders and car buyers online, to tap a new funnel of dealer partners, David Hollodick, the bank’s consumer vehicle lending product executive, told Auto Finance News. “As a leader in auto lending, we’re continually searching for new ways to expand our business […]

Group 1 extends $1.8B syndicated credit facility

Group 1 Automotive has extended its $1.8 billion revolving syndicated credit facility with 23 financial institutions, including four captive finance companies, for another five years, according to a company release. The credit facility will expire in June 2024 and have the option to expand to $2.1 billion. It was originally set to mature in June […]
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