Harness Startup’s Tech — A Game Winning Strategy for Lenders

With the auto finance industry evolving rapidly — particularly as startups and fintech companies attempt to disrupt the space — it can be difficult for some lenders to keep up to speed with changing technology trends, said Chris Ballinger, chief financial officer and global chief officer of strategic innovation at Toyota Financial Services. The auto […]
  • Natalie Mattila
  • August 26, 2016
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Lenders Seek Balance When Investing in Innovation

It’s no secret that being first to market when investing in innovation can offer a competitive edge, but lenders must be prepared for the complications that come with investing in unproven technology. However, those that don’t lead the charge, risk being too late to the punch — so where is the balance? The real risk […]
  • Natalie Mattila
  • July 27, 2016
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Business Process Outsourcing: An Auto Lender’s Road Side Assistance

Most cars carry a spare tire in the trunk. Tucked away under the mat, it is there to get you up and running and back on the road should you need it. If a tire were to go flat, drivers have two options to get the car moving: perform the tire change themselves or call […]
  • Sagent Lending Technologies
  • July 18, 2016
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WEBINAR: The Key to Marketplace Lending is the Digital Platform

The opportunities that exist in marketplace lending can be credited to the digital platforms that these lenders utilize, rather than the product they are delivering, Robert Shaw, director at PwC, said during a recent webinar, hosted by the Center for Auto Finance Excellence. “If you look at marketplace lenders it is a very simplified model,” […]
  • Larissa Padden
  • June 13, 2016
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Finance and Mobility Are Converging in Wonderful Ways

Like so many elements in auto finance, true drivers of economic growth are difficult to discern. Think back to the credit crisis, when it took a beat or two for the White House to realize that the demise of GMAC and Chrysler Financial meant the demise of the auto industry. They fixed that problem quick […]
  • JJ Hornblass
  • May 16, 2016
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What Makes a Mobile App Great?

Bank transactions are shifting rapidly from brick and mortar branches to mobile devices (no, really, when was the last time you’ve physically deposited a check?). Having a mobile app used to be a lovely addition to lenders’ offerings, but for many customers today those apps are the primary method of communication with their finance providers. […]
  • Diana Asatryan
  • April 29, 2016
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Mobility Trends Set to Transform Auto Finance

Consumers’ rapid shift to mobile devices has shaped their expectations of products and services in their day-to-day lives. Mobility trends have certainly penetrated the car market, and are on the way to changing the auto financing model too, experts say. Even though many of the trends will not be immediate, the industry should be prepared, […]
  • Diana Asatryan
  • April 15, 2016
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Top 6 Financier Apps to Check Out

Mobile apps have penetrated virtually every industry there is, from food delivery services to online dating. Financial services, and auto finance in particular, are not an exception. The challenge: to design a banking app “cool” enough to reserve a spot in your customers’ smartphones. Here are six apps that would get a seat in my […]
  • Diana Asatryan
  • April 1, 2016
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