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GM Financial eyes AI for remarketing

GM Financial is leveraging artificial learning and advanced analytics to price off-lease inventory and optimize dealers' ability to sell those vehicles, Executive Vice President of Customer Experience Bob Beatty told Auto Finance News. Some of the questions GM Financial is tackling are: “What inventory should they buy and how much should they sell it for? […]

Honda Finance injects $1B into ABS market

Loans in American Honda Finance Corp.‘s latest securitization have the shortest original and remaining terms when compared with other issuers’ pools, according to a Moody’s Investor Services presale report. The $1.1 billion securitization is on track to be upsized to $1.3 billion based on investor demand. Read more: American Honda Finance Dodges Class-Action Lawsuit The loans backing […]

Citizens One, VW Credit top dealer satisfaction survey

As vehicle sales slow and consumers look to secure financing outside the dealership, lenders’ credit analysts and sales reps are becoming critical elements in a smooth auto finance operation. That’s what the latest J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study found based on results from 16,800 retail credit and 2,100 floorplan provider evaluations from […]

GM Financial, Hyundai ramp up lease ABS with $1.9B of issuance

General Motors Financial and Hyundai Capital America are driving auto lease ABS volume, bringing a combined $1.9 billion of receivables to market, according to presale reports from S&P Global Ratings.  GMF’s $1 billion deal marks the captive’s third lease securitization this year, boosting its total volume to $3.4 billion in 2019. The collateral pool consists […]

GM Financial boosts originations, OEM talks autonomous in 2Q earnings

General Motors Financial Co. bolstered origination volume 6.5%, maintaining the captive’s growth momentum.   The captive originated $13 billion of loans and leases in the quarter, up from $12.2 billion in the prior-year period. The growth comes on the heels of a 14.8% increase in originations in the first quarter. GMF’s loan portfolio totaled $42.6 billion, up […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • August 1, 2019
  • Earnings

GM Financial strengthens instant messaging with IBM Watson

GM Financial will integrate IBM Watson, an AI-powered chatbot, to its consumer-facing messaging app as soon as the end of the third quarter, Bob Beatty, executive vice president of customer experience, told Auto Finance News. The app, which launched last year, is averaging 62,000 downloads per month so far this year, Beatty said, noting that […]

GM Financial sharpens lease-end practices

GM Financial credits enhanced end-of-lease procedures for its 79% lease retention rates, Bob Beatty, executive vice president of customer experience, told Auto Finance News.  At the beginning of this year, GM Financial brought the management of the end-of lease experience, which used to be handled by a third-party vendor, in-house. The captive dedicated a team […]

CPS, GMF, Huntington and Westlake execs join Auto Finance Summit speaker faculty

Senior executives from four of the nation’s largest financiers will participate in an executive dialogue to track the trajectory of the industry and strategies for overcoming looming challenges. The panel will feature Consumer Portfolio Services President and Chief Executive Charles Bradley, GM Financial Chief Operating Officer Kyle Birch, President of Huntington Auto Finance Rich Porrello, […]
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