Earnings Roundup: Ally, Daimler, VW See Growth in 1Q

Ally, Daimler AG, and Volkswagen AG all saw originations climb in the first quarter, in addition to an increased focus on financing in China for Daimler and VW. Ally Financial Ally originated $9.5 billion in the quarter, a 7% year over year increase and took in record-high used volume of $4.8 billion, which reflects the banks’ […]

AI in Auto Finance Overtakes List of 2017’s Most-Read Mobility Stories

It seems 2017 officially reached the mobility tipping point, where autonomous vehicles, car subscriptions, and mobility services have continually gained momentum. Artificial intelligence got its fair share of interest from the auto finance industry, as many lenders looked to machine learning to bolster credit decisioning, among other use-cases. Meanwhile, Daimler Financial Services and RCI Bank […]

Daimler Mobility Services Acquires French Uber Competitor

Daimler Mobility Services — which is under the operation of Daimler Financial Services — acquired a majority stake in Chauffeur Privé, a private-hire vehicle service in France, yesterday. Daimler Mobility Services now controls more than 50%, with the intention to fully acquire Chauffeur Privé by 2019, the company said in an announcement. Financial details were […]

Mercedes-Benz Financial to Construct New Fort Worth Operations Center

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services announced plans to construct a new national business operations center in Fort Worth, Texas, not far from its current location. Construction on the 200,000-square-foot facility is slated to begin in early 2018 in the business park of AllianceTexas. The building is scheduled to open in early 2019 and will retain 900 direct […]

Daimler Financial Services Launches Startup Incubator

Daimler Financial Services debuted a startup incubator at the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal, earlier this month, called Startup Intelligence Center (SIC). The incubator will focus on mobility, finance, and insurance services, according to a company statement. Entrepreneurs are able to pitch to the SIC, whereupon a jury of Daimler employees — from various areas of […]

EY’s New Blockchain System to Allow Shared-Ownership of Vehicles

Accounting and consulting firm EY, part of Ernst & Young Global Ltd., is launching a blockchain-based system that will allow both companies and groups of individuals to more easily share ownership of vehicles and access to cars and trucks. At its heart, blockchain is a distributed decentralized database technology that maintains a growing list of transactions, […]
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