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Call for Speakers: AFN Scouts Speakers for Auto Finance Risk Summit

The Auto Finance Risk Summit — the established industry event for education and networking focused on best practices in risk management — is searching for senior leaders in auto finance to join the speaker roster. Help shape our agenda for the 12th annual Auto Finance Risk Summit to be held at the Omni San Diego on May […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • February 13, 2019
  • Risk

The Value of User Experience When Managing Risk

Much has been written about the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence and how it will impact the auto lending industry. While there has been a significant amount of hype, the promise of artificial intelligence is simply game changing. The most obvious application is that thinking machines will be able to assess risk and […]

Fintech Startups Pose Risk to Lenders, Analyst Warns 

As lenders increasingly look to fintech companies to facilitate loan origination, one analyst warned these partnerships can be a double-edged sword. “If [lenders] are leveraging some fintech platform that claims to have built the better mousetrap in terms of their underwriting platform but haven’t been around through credit cycles and haven’t proven that out, to […]

New Accounting Rule Likely to Hike Lending Costs

As U.S. financial institutions start to implement a new loan-loss accounting guideline this week, Jefferies Equity Analyst John Hecht forecasts higher lending costs down the road. The Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) model, introduced by the Financial Accounting Standards Board in 2016, outlines how banking institutions account for and reserve against loan losses. Early adoption […]