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Fair to Roll Out Weekly Payment Program

Subscription app Fair is gearing up for the rollout of a weekly payment plan for Uber drivers, Patrick Wilkison, Fair's general partner and head of ride-sharing, told Auto Finance News.   “We realized the [weekly payment] is the type of cadence the rideshare driver operates,” Wilkison said. “Rideshare drivers get their payouts on a weekly […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • June 5, 2019

Deadline Nears for AFN DEMOvation Challenge Submissions

With the deadline looming, now’s the time for startups to apply for a limited number of innovation demos during Auto Finance Innovation Summit 2019, which is slated for May 14-15 at the Omni San Diego. Auto Finance News is holding a DEMOvation Challenge in advance of Auto Finance Innovation Summit 2019 to determine which startups will […]

Fair to Add Inventory With $50M Debt Facility Backed by Silicon Valley Bank

Used-car leasing app Fair closed a $50 million debt facility financed by Silicon Valley Bank. The funds will be used to purchase more vehicles for Fair’s fleet, the company announced Jan. 24. The new debt facility is a move for the bank to support “companies offering disruptive solutions in industries undergoing transformative change," Zhengyuan Lu, […]

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 […]

From Profitability to Viability, Execs Weigh In on Subscription Services [VIDEO]

OEMs are still trying to crack the code of profitability and consumer interest in subscription services. Leading providers in the space weighed in on this relatively new method of car utilization, in a session at the 18th Annual Auto Finance Summit. Mason McLead, vice president of engineering at car-as-a-service company Fair, defined a subscription as […]
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