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More dealers use CarGurus, TrueCar than other digital platforms

When it comes to dealerships’ digital functionality and presence, CarGurus is the most widely used third-party digital platform, according to new data from an Auto Finance News dealer insights survey. The survey tapped a sampling of dealers nationwide to unveil digital trends directly from the showroom. Among dealers surveyed, 45% said they leverage CarGurus’ platform, a marketplace […]

Honcker rebrands to Rodo, unveils proprietary tech

Car-leasing platform Honcker has rebranded to Rodo, the company announced via LinkedIn on Thursday. The rebrand comes in tandem with the rollout of new proprietary rebates, incentives and desking technology, Chief Executive Nathan Hecht told Auto Finance News. Prior to the rebrand, the company was licensing part of its software stack through third parties, Hecht said, […]

Missing the mark: Online portals need a second look

From the July issue: As questions around the digital customer experience dominate industry conversations, lenders are realizing the value — and hurdles — of investing in such advancements. Lenders seek to deliver optimal digital interactions, and as they pour money, time, and resources into developing that online experience, consumers get one step closer to a […]

Carvana to Buy Used Vehicles Through Honcker Leasing App

Leasing startup Honcker added used-car trade-in capabilities to its mobile app via a partnership established with Carvana in November 2018, Honcker Founder and Chief Executive Nathan Hecht told AFN. Technology integration was completed in February, and the companies officially launched the tool to users last week. With the partnership, consumers can sell their used car […]

Honcker Updates App to Enable Early Lease Returns

While lease providers are experimenting with month-to-month terms, leasing app Honcker aims to bring some flexibility to traditional leases by making the turn-in process less cumbersome, Founder and Chief Executive Nathan Hecht told Auto Finance News. In February, the startup updated its app to become the facilitator between the lessor and dealer in order for […]
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