June 5, 2013 - Industry News
Two Tesla-backed bills failed to make it to the voting round this legislative session. The legislation would have exempted Tesla from state franchise laws, allowing the electric carmaker to sell directly to consumers in that state.
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Eight trade associations request that the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau clarify and create guidance related to their use of the disparate impact theory to determine discrimination.
May 29, 2013 - Industry News
Auto loan origination activity this year is the strongest it has been for banks since 2006, with new credit generated during January and February totaling $141 billion.
Experian Automotive's AutoCheck dealer subscribers will be able to access Experian vehicle history reports on the AutoTrader.com site starting in September.
May 22, 2013 - Industry News
The captive becomes the first finance source to launch an in-vehicle app that allows vehicle owners to manage their account. The app will be available on model-year 2013 and newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles equipped with the COMAND Navigation system.
CNW Research expects May deliveries to rise 6 percent vs. the same period last year, but says there are some worrisome trends to watch.
May 15, 2013 - Industry News
In the first quarter of 2013, 30-day auto loan delinquencies rose 1.3 percent, 60-day delinquencies increased 12.4 percent and repossessions rose 16.9 percent when compared with the previous year.
Marquet International released its annual white collar fraud and embezzlement report today. The report reveals that more automotive employees are embezzling than in previous years.
May 8, 2013 - Industry News
DealerSocket is ready to release its RevenueRadar, an advanced database-mining tool that integrates with DealerSocket CRM and every major DMS.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reportedly looking into the sale of F&I add-ons, a move that comes less than two months after the bureau said it would hold indirect auto lenders responsible for lending practices it considers discriminatory.
May 1, 2013 - Industry News
Dealertrack Technologies elected Joe Payne to its board of directors. Payne is the former chairman and CEO of Eloqua, a provider of cloud-based marketing applications.
CU Direct Corporation partners with Canada’s largest credit union to develop eSpaceAuto.com, which will connect its members to 2,200 auto dealer and merchant partners throughout Quebec.
April 23, 2013 - Industry News
Auto/Mate’s recent survey found that integration with a DMS was the most important consideration when it comes to selecting a CRM. The DMS vendor also released a free e-Book.
April 16, 2013 - Industry News
Mobile advertising will reach $7.29 billion in 2013, and Google will take home more than half of it, according to eMarketer.
Ford launches a new Vehicle Orientation program. It is designed to bring consumers closer to the features available on their cars through an e-mailed checklist that contains links to ‘video snacks’ on Fordowner.com.
April 8, 2013 - Industry News
After pulling a reported $10 million annual ad spend with Facebook last May, General Motors is back on the social media site. This time, the automaker is testing mobile ads.
With 1,020,410 units sold worldwide, the Ford Focus is the world’s best-selling passenger car, according to data from Polk.
April 2, 2013 - Industry News
The below-prime auto finance source increases its warehouse credit facility to fuel its originations activities this year. CarFinance currently operates in 44 states.
Auto Dealer Monthly reveals the winners of its ninth annual Dealers' Choice Awards. This year's contest had 66 winners in 27 categories.
March 27, 2013 - Industry News
The CFPB launches the nation’s largest database of federal consumer financial complaints. Bureau officials said the database will be used to prioritize its investigations, among other things.
The NADA and the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers say the CFPB’s actions in regards to dealer participation will have an opposite effect on consumers, claiming their cost of credit will go up.
March 19, 2013 - Industry News
Google Business Photos is allowing the site’s millions of online visitors to take a virtual tour of individual dealerships. Similar to Google’s Street View technology, the tour allows potential car shoppers to browse inside the dealership.
The automotive digital marketing company’s new advertising dashboard is designed to take the guess work out of digital advertising, providing dealers with a holistic view of competitive market data, ad reach, analytics and multi-channel performance.
March 11, 2013 - Industry News
Protective promotes Rick Kurtz to senior vice president of distribution and Tim Blochowiak to vice president of dealer sales
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