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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. […]

Volvo Financial Taps 7 Startups With iLabX Program

Volvo Financial Services is hosting seven startups for its iLabX program, which gives the companies an opportunity to develop ideas and utilize the captive’s resources over 10 weeks at VFS U.S. headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The seven companies, announced today, were selected from 183 applicants and will have an opportunity to partner with the captive following […]

Call for Speakers: AFN Seeks Speakers for Auto Finance Innovation Summit

Auto Finance Innovation Summit — the event of the industry focused on today’s technology and tomorrow’s innovation-driven opportunities — is searching for thought leaders in auto finance to join the speaker roster. Help shape our agenda for the 4th annual Auto Finance Innovation Summit, to be held at the Omni San Diego on May 14-15. […]

Auto Finance Innovation Summit to Delve Into Leading-Edge Auto Finance Tech

Developments in machine learning, subscription services, and blockchain are spurring lenders to rethink and refine their operations. The 4th Annual Auto Finance Innovation Summit, a part of the week-long event Auto Finance Accelerate, will explore what innovations have true importance to the industry, and how those technologies can be refashioned to break auto finance’s mold. […]

4 Auto Initiatives to Watch in 2019

While slowing car sales, an unpredictable tariff war, and a growing affordability issue could all make for a tough 2019, there are a number of auto initiatives that are looking to take off next year. Among them: Fair The used-car leasing app company has its sight set on global expansion in 2019 – and it’s […]

SHIFTMobility Sets Sights on Auto Finance With Blockchain App

Users of a new app will soon be able to use digital currency to make payments on their loans and insurance, according to blockchain company SHIFTMobility. Come 2019, Redwood City, Calif.-based SHIFTMobility plans to incorporate lenders into its automotive ecosystem of service shops, manufacturers, and distributors, unlocking the possibility to use the partnership-wide rewards program […]

Industry Veteran Ballinger Sets Out to Establish Blockchain Standards

Selling a service has become more important in the auto industry than selling a product,Chris Ballinger, chairman and chief executive of Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, told Auto Finance News. With a decade of experience serving as Toyota Financial Services’ chief financial officer and Toyota Research Institute’s head of mobility services, Ballinger understands the industry’s need […]

5 Uses for Blockchain in Auto Finance

The hype around blockchain ranges from technology that serves as a convenient and more secure way to transact funds, to a revolutionary invention that’s going to remake and supplant the current state of the internet as we know it. The reality for auto lenders is that the technology is still experimental, requiring further development before […]
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