Five Questions With… John Thacker of HCA

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. John Thacker started his auto finance career two decades ago as a bill collector for Ford Motor Credit, and after “sitting in all the chairs” […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • February 22, 2019
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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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HCA, BMW Financial, Bank of America Win Excellence Awards at Summit

LAS VEGAS — Three companies were recognized for achievement in the auto finance sector during the Auto Finance Excellence Awards ceremony presented Thursday at the 2018 Auto Finance Summit. The annual celebration honors achievement by companies in the automotive lending and leasing industry. Hyundai Capital America was presented an Excellence Award for its dramatic transformation […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • October 29, 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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Best Practices in Loan Servicing Detailed by Ally, Hyundai Capital, First Associates

The administrative aspects of servicing the life cycle of a loan from origination until pay off has become an industry in and of itself. Banks, captives, and primary loan servicers, all must pay special attention to how they are collecting principal and interest on the loan well after the borrower leaves the dealership. It is also […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • August 15, 2018
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Coping with CFPB Exams: How to Handle the Findings [VIDEO]

First comes the exam, then come the findings. And one sign of a good exam is no surprises, according to Linda Iannone, chief compliance officer at Toyota Financial Services. “By the time you get to the closing meeting, you should already know what the findings are going to be, and what you’re going to talk […]
  • Larissa Padden
  • August 5, 2016
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Coping with CFPB Exams: The Importance of First Impressions [VIDEO]

Building relationships with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other regulators is “so important,” said Linda Iannone, chief compliance officer at Toyota Financial Services. “We haven’t been examined by the CFPB yet, but we took a very proactive approach,” Iannone told attendees at the Auto Finance Risk & Compliance Summit in May. “As soon as the larger participant […]
  • Larissa Padden
  • July 13, 2016
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Coping with CFPB Exams: The Top ‘Dos and Don’ts’ [VIDEO]

A company’s legal representation should not be present during an exam from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to Richard Miller, director of compliance at Hyundai Capital America. “There’s a different level of animosity that comes with having a separate legal counsel in that role as a participant in the exam. It definitely doesn’t run […]
  • Larissa Padden
  • July 1, 2016
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