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Beneath the surface: The lurking cybersecurity threat

Nine seconds. That’s all the time it took to hack the Department of Defense’s weapons system. Whether a government entity, a captive financier, a midsized bank, or a small credit union — every company has become dependent on a vast and expanding digital infrastructure. That infrastructure, in turn, has made businesses vulnerable to cybercriminals and […]

Toyota Financial enters private-label financing, scores Mazda

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is establishing itself as a provider of third-party financial services on the heels of a newly inked deal with Mazda Motor of America. Mazda’s consumer loan and lease financing will make the switch to TFS on April 1, 2020, TFS spokesman Vince Bray told Auto Finance News in an email. The […]

AFS speaker roster expands

The speaker faculty at the 2019 Auto Finance Summit is heating up with a fresh slate of executives.  Top-tier executives from Chase Auto, Consumer Portfolio Services, GM Financial, USAA Bank, and Westlake Financial Services, among others, will delve into innovations — and challenges — making waves in the industry. The three-day event is loaded with […]

Perfecting the Formula: Why Lenders Need to Harness the Power of Social Media

From June's issue: Since the rise of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, consumers are increasingly turning to social media to view content, interact with each other, and communicate with the companies they engage with in business. Lenders in auto finance have started harnessing the width and breath of social media, but many are only scratching the […]

YOY Growth Slows at Nation’s Top 10 Financiers

Loan and lease outstandings increased 2.2% last year for the nation’s 10 largest auto financiers, and two top-10 players recorded year-over-year portfolio declines, according to the Big Wheels Auto Finance Data 2019 report released last week. By comparison, portfolio growth among the 10 largest auto financiers was 4.5% in 2017. Wells Fargo Auto posted a 15.6% portfolio decline […]
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