3 Benefits of Using End-of-Lease Independent Vehicle Inspections

When it comes to the end of a vehicle’s lease, all involved — lender, dealer, and lessee — appreciate when the turn-in experience is a pleasant one. Third-party vehicle inspections can go a long way toward ensuring that happens. End-of-lease independent vehicle inspections have become increasingly popular for bringing efficiency to the end-of-lease process. These […]
  • Jeff Hanna
  • October 18, 2017
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3 Tips for Auto Lenders in a Post-Hurricane, Used-Car Market

Prior to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the used-car market was softening. From 2014 to 2016, car leases were a booming business, with more than 12 million lease agreements inked during that time frame. Those were prosperous days for car dealers and lenders. Unfortunately, with most economic cycles, when there’s a boom, there’s a bust. The […]
  • Sagent Lending Technologies
  • September 29, 2017
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How to Create a Customer-Centric Auto Lending Experience

The paper process during a transaction is a challenge lenders face in the space, because up to 3% of all loans initiated tend to not get booked, which would lead to “additional work” and “loss in revenue,” Theodore Papailiou, director of value engineering at eOriginal, said during a webinar entitled How to Enhance Vehicle Finance Processes […]
  • Huixin Deng
  • September 11, 2017
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How Blockchain Can Help Combat Auto Lending Fraud

The auto finance industry has long suffered when it comes to truly understanding the assets that are leased and financed on a daily basis around the U.S. This lack of insight is perhaps most apparent when it comes to titles and the remarketing of vehicles. Two significant problems stand in the way of reducing risk […]
  • Sagent Lending Technologies
  • August 31, 2017
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3 Most Common Types of Fraud and Ways to Prevent It

As consumer fraud continues to rise year over year, lenders are seeking ways to detect and prevent fraudsters before the situation escalates, Frank McKenna, chief fraud strategist for PointPredictive, told Powersports Finance. Historically high lending volumes are fueling an estimated $6 billion in annual fraud losses to lenders, due to fraudsters having access to more information […]
  • Natalie Mattila
  • August 29, 2017
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3 Best Practices for Training Debt Collectors

Auto loan delinquency rates are at the highest level since the 2007 financial crisis, which is why auto lenders are investing more time in debt collection best practices. As such, refining and bolstering training for debt collectors has become increasingly important. Auto Finance News spoke with a few experts in the field about tips for […]
  • Huixin Deng
  • August 21, 2017
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3 Measures of Dealership Risk for Auto Finance Companies

Why isn’t there a Fico score for measuring dealerships? Auto finance companies use several different tools like D&B, LexisNexis, and AutoCount to measure dealerships. Sophisticated companies go further and build their own scorecards. While figuring out which dealerships are healthy and reliable is a common goal, the industry approaches this problem in a very fractured […]
  • Josh Wortman
  • August 18, 2017
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8 Tips for Improving Collection Practices

Delinquencies continue to climb to levels unseen since the financial crisis, which is why many lenders are focused on improving collections practices and bolstering their loss mitigation strategies. Auto Finance News spoke with four collections experts to pinpoint best practices and optimal strategies for mitigating losses and improving collections. Here are eight tips for improving […]
  • Huixin Deng
  • August 16, 2017
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How Warm Is Your Welcome?

The most successful auto servicers know the welcome call is more than just a formality to perform when a new account comes on board. It is the first opportunity to delight and engage borrowers with your brand, capture and share information, and promote the services you provide. For a typical borrower, it is the start […]
  • Sagent Lending Technologies
  • July 31, 2017
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