June 9, 2015 - Industry News
Southeast Toyota Finance, a provider of automotive financing to 176 Toyota dealers in the Southeastern United States, is now available on RouteOne's automotive finance platform.
Tags: Credit Applications, Finance, RouteOne, Toyota
After three months with no response, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has filed a motion to force a New York dealer group to comply with a subpoena issued by the AG’s office in March. The dealer group is accused of “jamming” credit repair contracts into vehicle sales and leases.
Tags: Attorney General, F&I products, New York, payment packing, subpoena
June 8, 2015 - Industry News
Holman Automotive Group has acquired Audi Willow Grove in Willow Grove, Pa. The outlet becomes the second Audi dealership under the Holman brand.
Tags: Acquisition, Audi, dealers
June 4, 2015 - Industry News
With more than one million real-time transaction a day, Superior Integrated Solution now represents the largest integrator for Dealertrack Technologies’ Opentrack platform, the company announced.
Tags: Dealertrack Technologies, DMS integration, Opentrack, Superior Integrated Solutions
Despite new auto loan originations reaching a record high, the auto finance industry saw severe delinquency rates fall to their lowest level in nearly a decade.
June 3, 2015 - Industry News
Ristken Software Services has integrated its core enterprise technology solutions for auto retailers with Auto/Mate's DMS.
Tags: Auto/Mate, DMS, DMS integration, F&I menus, Ristken
Flick Fusion was chosen as the preferred video marketing provider for DealerPeak’s full system CRM, website and desking solutions, the company announced.
Tags: Analytics, CRM, DealerPeak, Flick Fusion, Video Advertising
A U.S. District Court has ruled that, because of his religious beliefs, Joseph B. Holland, Jr. does not have to offer coverage of the morning after pill to employees of Joe Holland Chevrolet.
Tags: Barack Obama, birth control, Lawsuit, Obama administration, the morning after pill
Recall Masters has launched the Rambo marketing program. It's designed to drive more sales and service revenue from car owners affected by factory recalls.
Tags: dealership marketing, parts and service, vehicle recall
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has suspended the licenses of five Detroit used-vehicle dealers after an investigation uncovered multiple fraudulent acts, including the sale of cars containing stolen parts and record-keeping violations.
Tags: compliance, fraud, Michigan, vehicle title
Vehicle service contract administrator AUL Corp. has unveiled its new Absolute suite of products for franchise dealers.
Tags: AUL Corp., Franchised Dealerships, vehicle service contracts
June 2, 2015 - Industry News
The Federal Trade Commission released updated guidance regarding endorsements and testimonials. It addresses topics such as Twitter endorsements, Facebook 'Likes' and YouTube videos.
Tags: Facebook, fake reviews, FTC, Guidelines, online advertising, social media marketing, twitter, YouTube
With government regulators keeping a close eye on the auto finance industry, Finance Express unveiled a new online system designed to help finance sources expedite recovery of ancillary product cancellation refunds.
Tags: auto finance, F&I Product Refunds, Finance Express, Finance Sources, Rich Apicella
The average loan term for new and used vehicles has increased by one month, reaching new all-time highs of 67 and 62 months, respectively, according to a new report from Experian.
Tags: Auto Loan Terms, Experian, Experian Automotive, loans
AutoAp launched a new service designed to provide dealers with daily recall updates for new- and used-vehicle inventory.
Tags: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Safety, software, vehicle recall
The company rolled out its new Ally Premiere Protection after completing a three-month pilot. Test dealers gave Ally high marks for training and product transition.
Tags: Ally, Ally Premiere Protection, vehicle service contracts
May 27, 2015 - Industry News
Black Book has launched a version of its mobile app for Spanish-speaking dealers, remarketers and other automotive professionals called Black Book Digital en Español.
Tags: Black Book, Dealership, mobile app, remarketing
ProMax took home the Diamond award for both Desking and Direct Mail, and the Platinum award for Customer Relationship Management in the 2015 Dealers’ Choice Awards.
Tags: Auto Dealer Monthly, Dealers' Choice Awards, ProMax Online
United Development Systems Inc. was named the Diamond Award Winner for F&I Training and Gold Award Winner for Compliance Training in the 2015 Dealers’ Choice Awards.
Tags: Dealers' Choice Awards, United Development Systems
New-vehicle sales are expected to decline 1% year over year to a total of 1.59 million units in May 2015, resulting in an estimated 17.3 million seasonally adjusted annual rate, according to Kelley Blue Book.
Tags: Forecast, Kelley Blue Book, May, SAAR
DealerRater has announced the expansion of the company’s executive team to include Brian Epro, the new vice president of business development.
Tags: Dealerrater, DealerRater.com, Hiring
May 26, 2015 - Industry News
Confident Financial Solutions, a developer of financial solutions for automotive service centers and their customers, has announced that it has appointed Dan Beres as vice president of national sales.
Exeter Finance Corp. has appointed financial industry veteran Paige H. Wisdom to CFO for the organization, effective June 8.
Tags: Exeter Finance Corp., Hiring
Hyundai has begun offering Android Auto on its 2015 Hyundai Sonata, making it the first automaker to implement the software platform that closely matches one running on smartphones.
Tags: Android, Google, Hyundai, Infotainment Systems, smartphones
A case debating a legal theory used by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to go after auto finance sources for perceived discrimination in dealer markup is expected to be ruled on this week by the U.S Supreme Court.
Tags: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Disparate Impact, ruling
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