From Profitability to Viability, Execs Weigh In on Subscription Services [VIDEO]

OEMs are still trying to crack the code of profitability and consumer interest in subscription services. Leading providers in the space weighed in on this relatively new method of car utilization, in a session at the 18th Annual Auto Finance Summit. Mason McLead, vice president of engineering at car-as-a-service company Fair, defined a subscription as […]
  • Monica Melton
  • November 15, 2018
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Buckling Up for the Evolution of Car Ownership

The digital revolution has triggered a number of major changes for the auto industry over the course of the past two decades.  We are now seeing cars at the center of a new wave of technology — autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, machine learning, miniaturized sensors, 3D printing, new fuel sources and engineering, robotic manufacturing processes, […]
  • Anthony Rodio
  • November 2, 2018
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Former Tesla Exec Maps Strategies for New Venture With Startup Fair

Shared services are gaining momentum, as the opportunity for mobility outweighs consumers’ desire for ownership, Diarmuid O’Connell, chief strategy officer for subscription service Fair, told Auto Finance News. Formerly vice president of business development for Tesla Inc., O’Connell was one of the company’s longest-serving executives before his departure in October 2017. He was instrumental in […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • August 20, 2018
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11 Executives Offer Predictions for 2018

From the expansion of mobility services to technology enhancements and continued depreciation of used-car values, a lot has been stirring in the auto finance space this year. And even more change is anticipated next year, according to some executives in the auto finance sector. Auto Finance News asked eleven executives, “What are your predictions for […]
  • Natalie Mattila
  • December 28, 2017
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Why Dealers Should Embrace Digital Disruption Amid Millennials’ Mobile-Only Mindset

Only 17 out of 4,002 consumers prefer the current car-buying process, and as these “smartphone-wielding consumers” continue to embrace today’s digital world, this disconnect will begin to find its way to the bottom line, according to a recent whitepaper from used-car leasing app Fair. “No matter their stellar customer service or revolutionary sales practices, today’s […]
  • Natalie Mattila
  • December 11, 2017
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Fair Aims to Transform Car Ownership [VIDEO]

Used-car leasing app Fair launched last month, which the founders are calling an “iTunes account for your car” offering an all-in-one monthly payment model. And just a few weeks ago, the startup released a demo video showcasing its innovative business model. In short, Fair is buying used cars from dealerships and charging consumers to drive that […]
  • Natalie Mattila
  • October 13, 2017
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