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May 21, 2012 - Industry News

Toyota's Camry and Prius Remain Top Cars for Auto Shoppers in April

Dataium, the largest aggregator of online automotive shopper behavior, released its monthly Automotive Shopper Intensity index report, which showed April continuing a positive trend with new vehicle sales up nearly 10% from 2011.

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May 14, 2012 - Industry News

CAR-Research XRM Adds New “Prospecting the Household” Feature to CRM; Helps Auto Dealers Use CRM to Capture More Sales

CAR-Research XRM, a single-source CRM solution uniquely branded as “XRM, Exceeding CRM,” today announced the addition of a new “Prospecting the Household” feature to its CRM that helps auto dealers unearth a potential goldmine of prospective vehicle buyers and capture more sales through their CRM.

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May 9, 2012 - Industry News

Finance Express LLC has added Prestige Financial to its Lender Portal

Finance Express, the leading provider of web-based financial services and technology for independent auto dealerships, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Prestige Financial, one of America's most respected names in specialty auto finance.

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May 9, 2012 - Industry News

DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2012 Financial Results

DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

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May 8, 2012 - Industry News

AutoStar Solutions Helps Used Car Dealers Build Websites They Can Be Proud Of

This week Fort Worth based software provider, AutoStar Solutions, announced AutoStar iWeb a website creation tool designed to give independent auto dealers a professional web presence and complete control of their online inventory in the easiest way possible.

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May 2, 2012 - Industry News

IMN Social Driver Launches to Enhance Automotive Dealers’ Online Marketing Strategies

IMN, the digital marketing company that delivers branded newsletters and content for vertical markets, today announced the launch of IMN Social Driver.

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May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Hudson Cook, LLP Adds Former FTC Executive Joel Winston as Partner

Hudson Cook, LLP, a nationwide provider of legal compliance services for the financial services industry, announces the addition of Joel Winston as a partner in its Washington, DC office.

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May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Ally Financial Boosts Auto Dealer Credit Lines

Ally Financial is increasing wholesale credit lines for auto dealers to take advantage of the U.S. auto market momentum.

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May 1, 2012 - Industry News

Car Tag App Adds Sizzle to Windshield Marketing

There’s a new idea in town – the first-ever app for creating highly customized, automated windshield marketing -- from AULtec, Inc., the technology innovator providing CRM, inventory management and custom web sites for dealers throughout the U.S.

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April 26, 2012 - Industry News

New JeeTops™ Sunroof Receives Strong Reviews

Autovation Limited, a Wisconsin-based manufacturer, released JeeTops™, a panoramic fixed sunroof product, which installs into the Jeep® Wrangler Freedom Top® three-piece modular hardtop, utilized on all Jeep® Wrangler models from 2007 through 2012, including Sport, Sahara, Rubicon, Arctic and Call of Duty.

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April 24, 2012 - Industry News

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches Public Inquiry Into Arbitration Clauses

Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched a public inquiry into how consumers and financial services companies are affected by arbitration and arbitration clauses.

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April 19, 2012 - Industry News

FinCo Management Chooses Auto Portfolio Services LLC to Service for Deep-Subprime BHPH-Type Auto Portfolio

FinCo Management, a new provider of financing solutions to car dealers who support the Buy Here-Pay Here-type customer has engaged Auto Portfolio Services LLC, (APS), to provide loan servicing for their growing portfolio.

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April 18, 2012 - Industry News

Westlake Remarketing Releases Q1 – 2012 Top Auctions List

Westlake Financial Services has named their top auctions for Q1-2012.

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April 10, 2012 - Industry News

GSFSGroup Announces Dianna Dryer as New CFO

GSFSGroup announced today that Dianna Dryer has been appointed Chief Financial Officer to further position GSFSGroup for continued growth and the development of its national footprint.

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April 5, 2012 - Industry News

Application Process Now Open for Auto Dealer Monthly’s 2012 Independent Dealer of the Year

The application process is officially open for Auto Dealer Monthly magazine’s 2012 Independent Dealer of the Year Awards. This will be the seventh year for Auto Dealer Monthly to rank the top independent automotive retailers from entries submitted by dealers all over the country.

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April 3, 2012 - Industry News

DealerTrack Delivers Audit Protect Program to Help Dealers Prepare for Growing Compliance Enforcement in 2012

To help dealers more effectively demonstrate their compliance with state and federal regulations, DealerTrack has included a unique program – Audit Protect - into its industry-leading sales and F&I compliance solution.

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April 3, 2012 - Industry News

Virginia Dealership Uses Versatile Workspace Solution to Remodel Service Area

Tysinger Motor Company of Hampton, Virginia, recently completed a major facility remodel and wanted to provide a professional, organized and efficient layout in its Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai Service Departments. Tysinger did an intensive search for a vendor to help them realize their vision, eventually selecting Lista International.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

2012 Dealers' Choice Awards Winners Announced

Auto Dealer Monthly magazine released the findings of the 2012 Dealers’ Choice Awards in the April 2012 issue. The awards recognize the most highly regarded vendors, suppliers and finance companies in the retail automotive industry, as voted on by dealers and dealership personnel.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Dealer Management Systems

A four-time Diamond Award winner was produced this year as our dealers voted for the best DMS provider.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Inventory Management Tool

Our top winner in the Inventory Management Tool category this year can now claim the honor of being a Triple-Diamond Award winner.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Auction Companies - Traditional

Only half a point separated the top two traditional auction companies this year.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Online Auctions – Purchasing Inventory

This year's Diamond and Platinum Award winners in the category of Online Auctions – Purchasing Inventory were a couple of familiar faces.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Subprime Credit Finance

There was a lot of competition in the Subprime Credit Finance category, but some familiar names once again rose to claim the top spots.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Prime Credit Finance - Non-Captive

A new winner is on the block for this year’s Diamond Award for Prime Credit Finance - Non-Captive, while a provider absent from the top three for a few years came back to take the Platinum Award.

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April 2, 2012 - Industry News

Prime Credit Finance - Captive

In a fierce, competitive battle, several newcomers jumped in to take the Platinum and Gold Awards for Prime Credit Finance - Captive. After a brief absence in 2011, one provider snuck back in and claimed the Diamond Award.

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