Golden Eagle launches GAP coverage for ‘life events’

Golden Eagle Insurance launched a new product last week designed to aid lenders and customers during unexpected life events. The negative-equity protection program is described as GAP insurance for life events, allowing customers to walk away from their auto loans or skip payments in the case of unexpected life events, including involuntary unemployment, physical injury […]
  • Bianca Chan
  • September 17, 2019
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5 strategies to beef up cybersecurity

As financial institutions turn to digital infrastructure for scalability and data processing, the need for a robust cybersecurity framework is more vital than ever. However, defending against a pervasive and hidden threat can be challenging. “Too often we have a narrow definition of cybersecurity,” said Bill DeLong, Security National Automotive Acceptance Co.‘s senior vice president […]
  • Bianca Chan
  • August 20, 2019
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Startup lender reveals strategy to disrupt auto finance

How do you measure risk for consumers without long credit histories in the U.S.? That’s the question Amitay Kalmar confronted when he founded Boston-based Lendbuzz in 2016. Three years later, Lendbuzz is carving out a share of potential auto loan customers by leveraging machine learning and data analytics. The startup lender targets foreign-born residents, such […]
  • Bianca Chan
  • August 19, 2019
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4 Things Lenders Should Know to Mitigate TCPA Risk

SAN DIEGO – One question Buckley LLP Partner John Redding often hears from his auto lender clients is: What is the status the Telephone Consumer Protection Act? “The state of TCPA is a complete mess, let’s not kid ourselves,” was his answer last week at the Auto Finance Risk Summit during a presentation titled “TCPA Compliance […]
  • Bianca Chan
  • May 22, 2019
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Bureau Adopts AFSA Suggestions to Improve Vague Investigative Process

This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced changes to its policy regarding Civil Investigation Demands (CIDs). The changes are intended to provide more information to the subject of the CID. AFSA has long advocated that the Bureau’s CIDs be more specific. Last April, in response to one of the Bureau’s several requests for […]
  • American Financial Services Association
  • April 26, 2019
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Risk Factors to Watch in 2019

Joe Cioffi chairs the insolvency, creditors’ rights, and financial products practice group at New York law firm Davis & Gilbert.  He recently spoke with Auto Finance News about the risks factors to watch in 2019. An edited version of the interview follows. Auto Finance News: What’s the outlook for auto finance companies? JC: Lenders should […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • January 2, 2019
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Veros Credit’s Legal Chief Urges Lenders to Stay the Course on Compliance

Nonprime lender Veros Credit LLC is seeing lenders pull back compliance initiatives amid the current deregulatory environment, Chief Legal Officer Robert Tennant told Auto Finance News. “Lenders may think, ‘Can we relax a little bit? Can we focus on other areas of business?’ I think the answer is no,” he said. “I don’t see the […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • December 20, 2018
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CU Direct Offers Tips for Origination Growth Despite Looming Economic Downturn

Though credit unions have thrived in the current auto finance market, CU Direct is warning the 1,100 lenders on its platform to remain cautious as near-term macroeconomic factors — like rising interest rates and a potential downturn — are likely to spark additional risk factors. “[Lenders] need to increase their rates along with the [Federal […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • December 3, 2018
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Warning Signs on the Road for Auto Lenders

The warning signs are evident: a growing reliance on new, unproven loan products; a sharp spike in early delinquencies; and the collapse of a few smaller subprime lenders. Is auto lending in 2018 beginning to resemble the housing market circa 2008? Perhaps, but there are important differences. The economy is stronger than it was 10 […]
  • Matt Isaacson
  • November 28, 2018
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