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 […]
  • Emma Sandler
  • November 22, 2017

Daimler Sees Financing Uptick in China, but Declines in the Americas

Daimler Financial Services reported a decrease in leasing and loan contracts in the Americas, but saw a “significant” increase in China — in addition to growth in its mobility services sector, according to the company’s third-quarter earnings released today. “Daimler Financial Services anticipates significant growth in new business and further contract volume based on the […]
  • Emma Sandler
  • October 20, 2017

Daimler AG Prepares for Corporate Overhaul

Daimler AG provided more insight into plans for its largest corporate overhaul in a decade, giving more independence to Mercedes-Benz Cars & Vans, Daimler Trucks & Buses, and the existing legally independent Daimler Financial Services AG, the company said Monday in a statement. While the overhaul was first proposed in July, neither the Board of Management nor the Supervisory […]
  • Emma Sandler
  • October 17, 2017

Daimler Financial Continues Mobility Expansion With Turo Investment

Fresh off the announcement Tuesday that Daimler Financial Services — which operates Daimler AG’s mobility unit — is forming a joint venture with Via, the captive is now investing in carshare startup Turo. Turo raised $92 million in Series D funding with Daimler and SK Holdings — one of South Korea’s largest conglomerates — leading the round. The $92 million Series D funding […]
  • Emma Sandler
  • September 7, 2017

Daimler Financial Targets Boost in Mobility Presence With New Execs

Daimler Financial Services — which operates Daimler AG’s mobility services — is expanding its mobility ambitions with a joint venture investment and two new executive positions. Daimler Mobility Services and Mercedes-Benz Vans are forming a joint venture with New York City-based startup Via, along with a $50 million dollar investment from Mercedes-Benz Vans. The joint venture […]
  • Emma Sandler
  • September 5, 2017

Daimler AG Strategizes Splitting up Mercedes Divisions

Daimler AG is working on a corporate holding structure that could see Mercedes-Benz Financial Services broken out into a separate entity before the company’s annual general meeting on April 5, 2019, according to a new interview with chief executive Dieter Zetsche and chief financial officer Bodo Uebber. In the interview — from German business magazine […]
  • Emma Sandler
  • September 1, 2017

Daimler Invests in Mobility for Boon in Financial Services Division

Daimler Financial Services is looking to grow its portfolio by more than 5.5% through 2020, largely driven by its investments in mobility, according to the company’s second-quarter earnings report. The OEM intends to spend 15.2 billion Euros on the development of mobility in 2017 and today the company serves 14.5 million people worldwide through a […]
  • William Hoffman
  • July 31, 2017

Daimler Performs Test of Blockchain in $114MM Transaction

Daimler AG issued a €100 million ($114.2 million) promissory note using blockchain technology, which the Mercedes-Benz manufacturer says is a first step to testing faster and more secure financial transactions across the company.     Normally, a transaction like this would take roughly 10 weeks for a bank to work as the administrative intermediary between […]
  • William Hoffman
  • June 30, 2017