June 27, 2017 - Industry News
Auto lending executives now have access to Carfax reports via MeridianLink’s LoansPQ loan origination system.
June 26, 2017 - Industry News
SouthwestRe took home the Gold award in the Service Contract Reinsurance category in this year's Dealers’ Choice Awards.
The company’s newest vehicle service contract offering was designed to cover ‘essential’ new electronic components.
Tags: F&I manager, F&I products, In-Car Technology, vehicle service contract
The vehicle information site put June's SAAR at 16.3 million, which would mark the fourth month in a row the SAAR comes in below 17 million. It would also be the longest below-17-million streak since the six-month streak set at the end of February 2015.
The new ebook was developed to guide auto dealers through the process of turning managers and employees in various departments into one cohesive, productive and motivated team.
Tags: digital retailing, F&I office, online F&I, Pay Plans, showroom
Andrew Roke had held positions in operations and marketing product management before the F&I product provider appointed him product manager. He will be responsible for managing GWC’s suite of products while evaluating new opportunities for innovative enhancements.
Tags: F&I products, GWC Warranty Corporation, Used-Vehicle Service Contracts
The pre-owned dealer group’s online prequalification portal played a key role in its captive finance company's 7% increase in first-quarter originations. The group is currently testing a home-delivery service as well as an online vehicle appraisal tool.
Tags: auto finance, CarMax, CarMax Auto Finance, digital retailing, online F&I
June 23, 2017 - Industry News
1st Equity becomes one of two independent monthly budget payment brands available in the Lone Star State.
June 22, 2017 - Industry News
American Financial’s John Vecchioni will return to Industry Summit as the event’s master of ceremonies.
Tags: American Financial & Automotive Services, F&I Think Tank, F&I training, Industry Summit, John Vecchioni
Industry Summit will once again play host to the Special Finance Conference, the industry’s premier SF training event.
Tags: auto finance, Greg Goebel, Special Finance Conference, subprime, used-vehicle sales
June 21, 2017 - Industry News
Dealertrack’s new, LEED-specified building will house 600-plus employees and an enviable range of amenities designed to promote productivity, health and wellness.
Veteran trainer and compliance expert Gil Van Over will deliver a luncheon presentation dedicated to ‘Your Responsibilities’ at Dallas Compliance Summit in September.
June 20, 2017 - Industry News
US Equity Advantage won the first-place Diamond award in the Biweekly Payments category for the third straight year.
Auto loan defaults fell to a 10-year low in May, squashing concerns about a forming subprime auto loan bubble. But not all consumer credit categories were a picture of health in May.
Tags: auto finance, default rates, F&I office
Jumpstart’s latest report shows loyalty to sedans continues to grow despite exponential gains in all SUV segments.
The Academy’s Tony Dupaquier will serve as emcee of F&I Think Tank, organizers announced this week. The trainer and F&I futurist will be responsible for guiding the discussions during the F&I 20 Group-like event.
Tags: dealer, digital retailing, F&I director, F&I manager, F&I process, F&I Think Tank, Industry Summit, Objection Handling, online F&I
Lease applicants registered a 48.1% approval rate, the lowest level since the car lease marketplace began tracking the stat in 2014. The firm explained that the rise in consumer interest for luxury SUVs is what’s driving the uptick in declines.
Tags: F&I process, lease, new-vehicle sales, Swapalease.com
June 19, 2017 - Industry News
J.D. Power Valuation Services’ seasonally adjusted used-vehicle price index managed to increase for the first time in a year. While positive, May’s index figure was 7.6% below May 2016.
Tags: J.D. Power, NADA Used Car Guide, used-vehicle values, Wholesale Pricing
A new survey from IHS Markit finds car buyers are intrigued by advanced in-vehicle technology, but their willingness to pay is limited to some telematics apps and creature comforts.
The owner of City Auto in Memphis, Tenn., encouraged fellow independent dealers to keep pace with the rapidly changing automotive marketplace, saying, 'These are the times ripe with opportunities, times for making the seemingly impossible possible.'
Tags: David Andrews, Independent Dealerships, National Independent Automobile Dealers Associatio
June 15, 2017 - Industry News
The KAR Auction Services business unit announced management changes at three of its 77 North American auction location. The company promoted leaders in Arizona, Tennessee, and Florida.
Tags: ADESA, Auto Auctions, Kar Auction Services, wholesale prices
Auto Gravity and the Fletcher Jones Auto Group have launched ‘FJ Drive,’ a real-time smartphone inventory app.
The Federal Open Market Committee approved a quarter-point hike in the federal funds rate. While auto loans aren’t expected to change much, the rate increase will cost credit card users roughly $1.5 billion in extra finance charges this year, according to one estimate.
June 14, 2017 - Industry News
Robert Harkins of AGWS has signed on to once again serve as the event’s master of ceremonies.
The next edition of ‘The Best Training Day Ever’ will be held as part of Industry Summit in Dallas this fall.
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