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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3 Strategies to Qualify Customers for Car Subscription Programs

One of the most frequently asked questions when implementing a vehicle subscription program is identifying a proper risk model for underwriting subscription customers. This typically corresponds to two areas that need to be addressed before allowing customers into a subscription membership — driving history and creditworthiness. In this article, we will focus on credit underwriting. […]
  • Azarias Reda
  • September 21, 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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If Vehicle Subscriptions Are the Next Big Wave, What Happens When Subscribers Stop Paying?

The rise of vehicle subscription services is being hailed as a boon for commitment-phobic Americans — millennials in particular — who want a vehicle without the burden of ownership. Yet for “thin” credit bureau files — near prime and subprime consumers — the subscription model offers more than a lifestyle upgrade, it can provide a […]
  • Brandy Bissett and Jeff Hanna
  • August 13, 2018
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