2 Critical Strategies to Cultivate Innovation

As the auto finance industry continues to migrate into the digital landscape, lenders are feeling the pressure to create a culture of innovation to stay ahead of the curve. How can lenders implement that mandate? Tricolor Auto President and Chief Operating Officer Don Goin and CarFinance Chief Technology Officer Doug Nottage tackled this conundrum at […]
  • Bianca Chan
  • June 5, 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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Used-Car Prices at Risk of Rising Should New-Car Tariffs Go Into Effect

Though the proposed auto tariffs are geared toward new vehicles and their parts, the trickle-down effect could mean higher used-car prices and volumes. “If tariffs are put into place, we are assuming that the manufacturers will need to raise prices as they cannot absorb the additional costs of the vehicles,” said Joe Halovanic, a vice […]
  • Marcie Belles
  • July 27, 2018
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Navigating and Strengthening Lender-Startup Partnerships [PODCAST]

When the turn-on-a-dime mentality of a startup challenges the red-tape decision-making of larger finance companies, strategic partnerships risk being marred by culture clash. In this episode of The Roadmap, Sonia Steinway, president of Outside Financial, shares insights to help startups and their corporate partners develop and maintain healthy relationships. Steinway also outlines the needs for […]
  • Matthew Wood
  • June 25, 2018
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3 Possible Resolutions CFPB’s Mulvaney Has for 2018

As I was thinking about the things I want to accomplish personally in the new year, I pondered what the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Acting Director Mick Mulvaney might be thinking about for the direction of bureau’s activities in 2018. As such, I am suggesting three resolutions Mulvaney might consider this year. I RESOLVE THAT […]
  • Michael Benoit
  • January 10, 2018
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7 Auto Finance Innovation Ideas for 2018

For the auto finance industry, the challenge is clear: a deluge of technology change is coming, and lenders need to take action to in order not to be shut out of the competition. Lenders, dealers and manufacturers need to think about mobile payment technology and how they plan to integrate their systems, what shoppers want […]
  • Emma Sandler
  • December 26, 2017
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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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Compliance Insider: Due Process? Really?

On Oct. 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s structure is unconstitutional. In PHH Corp. v. CFPB, the appellate court found that the director of the bureau “enjoys more unilateral authority than any other officer in any of the three branches of the […]
  • Michael Benoit
  • December 29, 2016
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WEBINAR: Digital Lending for Auto Finance: What Do Customers Really Want?

Digital self-service in banking is not about customer service, but rather, customer engagement — or at least it should be. That’s the upshot from the latest webinar hosted by Center for Auto Finance Excellence entitled Digital Lending for Auto Finance: What Do Customers Really Want? “Although attracting and retaining customers is paramount,” said Josh Smith, senior […]
  • Larissa Padden
  • November 30, 2016
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