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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What Gets Measured Gets Done: Establishing Key Risk Indicators to Measure Compliance Health

When we visit a doctor, we learn much about our health risk based on various measurements. Doctors check our blood pressure, heart rate, and cholesterol levels, and then compare them to medically determined acceptable rates. If our results are higher than the acceptable rates, doctors will advise us how to manage those rates downward to […]
  • Linda Iannone
  • August 7, 2017
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How Warm Is Your Welcome?

The most successful auto servicers know the welcome call is more than just a formality to perform when a new account comes on board. It is the first opportunity to delight and engage borrowers with your brand, capture and share information, and promote the services you provide. For a typical borrower, it is the start […]
  • Sagent Lending Technologies
  • July 31, 2017
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Innovation & Company Culture – More Than Just Talk

There is a lot of buzz around the word innovation, and why it is important to a business and its company culture. I recently came across an article written by Andre Durand titled, “4 Tips to Foster a Company Culture of Innovation,” and whereas I agree with all of his insightful tips, I sat back and […]
  • Datascan
  • July 11, 2016
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Preparing Risk Tools for 2020 ― Today

In auto finance, the concept of risk management boils down to creating profitable ― not perfect ― predictions about whether consumers will repay their car loans. With data availability increasing at a rapid pace, and advancements in decisioning and pricing algorithms constantly being developed, lenders must prepare for a highly analytical decade in 2020, said […]
  • Marcie Belles
  • June 10, 2015
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The Building Blocks of Corporate Risk Management

While underwriting is known for the “three Cs” ― credit, capacity, and collateral ― corporate risk can best be boiled down to the “three Ps”: people, process, and programs. That was the message from Mark Humphrey, Tidalwave Finance Corp.’s chief credit officer, in a session at the Auto Finance Risk & Compliance Summit last month. […]
  • Marcie Belles
  • June 5, 2015
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Bolstering Reputational Risk Protocol ― Before the Need Arises

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Department of Justice, and other regulators have made it clear in recent weeks that they will continue to crack down on auto lending operations. While only a handful of financiers have been cited for alleged violations so far, plenty of other companies have acknowledged ongoing investigations. Time will tell […]
  • Marcie Belles
  • May 8, 2015
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A Wealth of Data Is Key to Improving Risk Management

What’s needed to stay innovative in auto finance risk management today? Data, data, and more data, according to Preston Cecil, vice president of risk management at Innovate Auto Finance in Fort Worth, Texas. Cecil spoke about how to not only use existing data, but also find new data, during yesterday’s Center for Auto Finance Excellence webinar, […]
  • Larissa Padden
  • February 26, 2015
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CREDIT: Delinquencies Remain Low Even as Subprime Grows

DELINQUENCIES Auto loan delinquencies are on the rise, loan terms are getting longer, and as subprime auto lending continues to grow, so does the fear that the industry is on the brink of creating a similar financial crisis that caused the recession about five years ago. That’s the upshot in auto finance credit performance today. […]
  • Larissa Padden
  • January 28, 2015
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