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CU Direct to Launch Custom Auto-Loan Risk Score
Designed by FICO, CU Direct Connect’s new auto-loan risk score will help credit unions make more profitable auto-lending decisions. The new feature will be available in 2015’s third quarter.
J.D. Byrider Opens New Franchise in Virginia
Used-car sales franchise J.D. Byrider has opened a second dealership in Richmond, Va., the sixth new J.D. Byrider franchise to open in 2015. The company now has 169 locations in 34 states.
Ohio AG Sues Used-Car Dealer for Title Violations
AMG Auto Connection and its owner are accused of violating Ohio’s Certificate of Motor Vehicle Title Act after the dealership failed to deliver a car title in the time frame required by law.
Experian: Auto Loan Balances Grow at Fastest Rate Since 2006
The total dollar volume for outstanding automotive loan balances grew by $92 million from the second quarter of 2014 to the second quarter of 2015, the largest dollar volume growth since 2006, according to a report from Experian Automotive.
Ziegler to Deliver Profit Masters Seminar at Industry Summit 2015
The Alpha Dawg will return to Industry Summit to deliver his two-day training seminar, which will cover topics related to sales, F&I, BDC and Internet department management. The training seminar is included with the purchase of a full conference pass.
GM Financial's Penetration of GM Retail Sales Grows Globally in Q2
GM Financial's transformation from subprime finance source to GM's captive finance company continued in the second quarter, with GM new-vehicle loans and leases accounting for 83.5% of total originations during the period.
Ally Renews Exclusive Sponsorship of TIME Dealer of the Year
Ally Financial has renewed its exclusive sponsorship of the TIME Dealer of the Year program through 2021. Nominations for the 2016 program are now open.
AskPatty.com Relaunches Certified Female Friendly Program
AskPatty.com has re-launched its Certified Female Friendly Program with a new focus on marketing consultation for automotive retailers. The company has also added a dealer division.
Used-Vehicle Market Remains Solid, Manheim Reports
Used-vehicle values remained in line with expectations during the second quarter, according to Manheim.
GSFSGroup Launches Project to Support Veterans
GSFSGroup associates have launched an annual service project to assemble care packages for military veterans at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston.