Capitalizing on today’s tech

Technology may provide the best competitive advantage to lenders in the current economic climate. With fintechs, lenders can accelerate the loan origination process — smoothing underwriting, improving decision quality and continually identifying opportunities for greater efficiency. When choosing modern technologies, lenders must assess the benefit of hosted or on-premise solutions and determine which works for […]
  • Lana Johnson
  • October 9, 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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5 Questions With… Daniel Chu of Tricolor

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. Having founded six companies over the past 25 years — including two which have gone public — Daniel Chu considers himself a serial entrepreneur. Now, […]
  • Bianca Chan
  • August 5, 2019
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Machine Learning and the Luck of the Irish

This week the world celebrates all things Irish, with St Patrick’s Day coming up on the 17th of March. We’ll talk about Irish things soon enough, but first, while attending the #AFI2018 conference last week in San Francisco, there was some worthy discussion around A.I. and machine learning. A very interesting session lead by Springboard Auto’s Khalid […]
  • Matt Traylen
  • March 14, 2018
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3 Measures of Dealership Risk for Auto Finance Companies

Why isn’t there a Fico score for measuring dealerships? Auto finance companies use several different tools like D&B, LexisNexis, and AutoCount to measure dealerships. Sophisticated companies go further and build their own scorecards. While figuring out which dealerships are healthy and reliable is a common goal, the industry approaches this problem in a very fractured […]
  • Josh Wortman
  • August 18, 2017
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