SunTrust’s First Female National Credit Manager Gives Three Key Lessons on Success

Renee Franck, SunTrust Dealer Finance’s national credit manager, shared with a large crowd of female professionals attending the inaugural Women in Auto Finance Luncheon on Tuesday the key lessons she learned in a career that spanned more than three decades. A lot has changed in that time. “When you went to meetings back then, you […]
  • Monica Melton
  • October 25, 2018
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HyreCar CEO Talks Going Public, Seeks Partnership With Rideshare Giant Lyft

Newly public startup HyreCar is looking to capitalize on the eightfold growth of the ride-hailing industry, which Goldman Sachs pegs at $285 billion by 2030. Since its inception in 2014, HyreCar has focused on “filling a clear gap” in the ridesharing industry, Chief Executive Joe Furnari told Auto Finance News. As a peer-to-peer carsharing marketplace, […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • October 24, 2018
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Five Questions With… Renee Horne of USAA

Five Questions With is a monthly Q&A segment on AutoFinanceExcellence.org that offers a glimpse of what senior industry executives are thinking about outside the boardroom. Read on to find out. Renee Horne, vice president of consumer lending at San Antonio, Texas-based USAA Bank since June 2016, leads a team responsible for providing its members’ great customer […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • October 10, 2018
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Why Lenders Should Pay Attention to the Fed’s Interest on Excess Reserves

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell’s announcement on September 26 of the Fed Funds target range increase to 2-2.25% was widely covered in the news. It was generally messaged like most rate increase announcements. That message is that its important news we were all waiting for and could now take necessary action. The truth is, this announcement […]
  • Samuel Ellis
  • October 5, 2018
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3 Challenges Lenders Face For Effective Insurance Tracking

The ratio of consumers that are uninsured is 1 in 8 borrowers, and the likelihood that every lenders’ portfolio is partly made up of uninsured borrowers is high, Denis Brosnan, president, and chief executive of DIMONT said during a webinar. However, lenders — both prime and subprime — have lost focus on developing strategies for […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • October 3, 2018
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Ally Exec Outlines How Lenders Can Navigate the Challenges of Unintentional Bias

Though regulators have relaxed discriminatory lending rules, auto lenders are stepping up diversity education. Ally Financial, for one, is bolstering training efforts to reduce unintentional snap judgments based on race, gender, or appearance – a concept referred to as “unconscious bias.” There are certain tactics lenders can put in place to avoid unintentional biases that can impact […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • September 19, 2018
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3 Strategies to Improved Dealer Communication

Dealers serve as the sounding board to what plans, tactics, and strategies OEMs and captives implement, John Thacker, national director of sales for Kia Motors Finance, told Auto Finance Excellence. “If [Kia] has a new plan or program and we want to pilot it, we run it by our dealer council because their feedback is […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • September 12, 2018
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