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Chase Auto pilots subscription model, questions scalability

LAS VEGAS — Chase Auto is experimenting in the subscription service space by funding a “cross-product or cross-model” offering, Chief Executive Mark O’Donovan said at the Auto Finance Summit. Chase is providing a wholesale credit line, with the dealership groups running the subscription models, he said. “We’re dabbling in it to try to support our dealer […]

AFS 2019: Chase Auto augments private-label financing business after losing Mazda

LAS VEGAS — Chase Auto is looking to supplement its private-label financing venture with a “new business” focused on strategic partnerships that will leverage the private-label infrastructure, Chief Executive Mark O’Donovan said at the Auto Finance Summit. “We had some unfortunate news that Mazda had let us know a little while ago they’re going to […]

You’re welcome: The Fed gifts a strong auto finance sector

Apparently, Halloween is the new Christmas in auto finance. Yesterday, the Federal Reserve gifted the industry a 25-basis-point interest rate cut, the third time the Fed has cut rates this year. The central bank’s benchmark rate now stands at 1.5% to 1.75%. A present like that doesn’t even need gift wrapping. “We believe monetary policy […]

Earnings roundup: Ally, Chase, US Bank boost auto originations in 3Q

Ally Financial, Chase Auto, and U.S. Bank Dealer Services all grew origination volumes in the third quarter despite a mixed environment for delinquencies and charge-offs. Ally Financial  Third-quarter originations at Ally climbed 14% year over year to $9.3 billion of auto loans and leases compared with $8.1 billion in the prior-year period. Ally’s originations were […]

Wells Fargo joins Dealertrack’s integrated contracting platform

Wells Fargo is the latest auto lender to join Dealertrack’s newly launched Digital Contracting on uniFI, Emil Banga, assistant vice president of F&I dealer operations at Cox Automotive, told Auto Finance News. Digital Contracting on its uniFI platform launched on Tuesday with a slew functionality to make the contracting experience a “one deal jacket” for […]

Wells Fargo Auto originations climb 45% YOY

Origination volume for Wells Fargo Auto is on a growth trajectory, as the bank reported a 45% year over year increase to $6.9 billion in the third quarter, according to earnings released today. Third quarter originations are up 9% from a two-year high recorded last quarter.  The jump in origination volume is a reflection of […]

Chase Auto inks deal with Vroom

Chase Auto has expanded its relationship with online used-car retailer Vroom, in anticipation of an expected 2020 launch of Vroom Financial Services Powered by Chase, a new financing arrangement between the two companies, Mark Roszkowski, Vroom’s chief revenue officer, told Auto Finance News. “The goal is to eventually make the entire financing process completely digital,” Roszkowski […]
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