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AFN Calls for Startups to Apply for Innovation Demos

Auto Finance News is holding a DEMOvation Challenge in advance of Auto Finance Innovation Summit 2019 — which is slated for May 14-15 at the Omni San Diego — to determine which startups will secure one of a limited number of complimentary demo slots. For the third year, Auto Finance Innovation Summit 2019 will feature DEMOvation sessions, offering a unique presentation experience […]

Call for Speakers: AFN Seeks Speakers for Auto Finance Innovation Summit

Auto Finance Innovation Summit — the event of the industry focused on today’s technology and tomorrow’s innovation-driven opportunities — is searching for thought leaders in auto finance to join the speaker roster. Help shape our agenda for the 4th annual Auto Finance Innovation Summit, to be held at the Omni San Diego on May 14-15. […]

Global Lending Services Delays Launch of Mobile Wallet

Subprime lender Global Lending Services pushed back the launch date of its mobile wallet functionality, which will allow consumers to make auto loan payments from their mobile devices, Chief Executive Steve Thibodeau told Auto Finance News. Initially slated for yearend 2018, the new capability will now be rolled out in March or April. The mobile […]

Auto Finance Innovation Summit to Delve Into Leading-Edge Auto Finance Tech

Developments in machine learning, subscription services, and blockchain are spurring lenders to rethink and refine their operations. The 4th Annual Auto Finance Innovation Summit, a part of the week-long event Auto Finance Accelerate, will explore what innovations have true importance to the industry, and how those technologies can be refashioned to break auto finance’s mold. […]

Auto Finance News Launches Week-Long Event for Spring 2019

Auto Finance News today introduced a new event, called Auto Finance Accelerate. The week-long event series focuses on all facets of auto finance operations including sales, marketing, innovation, and risk. The inaugural Auto Finance Accelerate week will take place May 13-16, 2019, at the Omni San Diego.   Produced by Auto Finance News and Royal […]

Honcker Adds Auto Insurance Options to Growing List of App Services

Startup Honcker has added 10 insurers to its leasing app to create a holistic mobile car-buying process, Chief Executive Nathan Hecht told AFN. “We’re trying to make the entire process — not just the transaction of the lease itself — simple, without [consumers] having to walk into a dealership,” Hecht said. “Now we’re looking at […]

USAA Mulls Future of Augmented Reality App as Pilot Nears Finish Line

USAA Bank is establishing itself as an innovative competitor in the direct lending space with its augmented reality app pilot — a move meant to provide consumers with a holistic approach to the car-buying experience, Renee Horne, vice president of consumer lending experiences, told Auto Finance News. “USAA doesn’t go through dealerships like many of […]
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