Westlake Exec Outlines Auto Finance Strategy for the Current Economic Cycle [VIDEO]

Technology tools will help lenders navigate and excel in the current financial cycle, said Paul Kerwin, Westlake Financial EVP and CFO, at the 18th Annual Auto Finance Summit. “For auto finance, we’re really in a new cycle and a new game,” Kerwin said. “The cycle started in 2009. Everything was pretty easy — there wasn’t […]
  • Monica Melton
  • November 20, 2018
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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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Interest Rates Will Weigh Down Auto Sector Despite Strong Consumer Sentiment [VIDEO]

Comerica Bank’s Chief Economist and SVP Robert Dye expects that the U.S. economy could be headed for a “fiscal cliff” 2020. Despite a somewhat confident consumer segment, the weight of interest rates on the auto industry will soon take effect. When it comes to consumers, “It is the best of times and the worst of […]
  • Monica Melton
  • November 12, 2018
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CPS Set Up to Be ‘Recession Resistant,’ CEO Says [VIDEO]

Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. has a two-year revolving line of credit, with a one year amortization period, which — while not recession-proof — is hopefully recession-resistant, Chief Executive Charles Bradley said. “It gives us two years to use them, but what it really does, with the amortization, if for some reason you can’t securitize and […]
  • Larissa Padden
  • December 6, 2016
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Don’t Rely Too Heavily on Data, CPS CEO Advises [VIDEO]

There is more data available in auto finance to use in the decisioning process than ever before, Consumer Portfolio Services Inc. Chief Executive Charles Bradley said, but data isn’t everything. “Everyone is trying to find their niche,” he said during a fireside chat at the 2016 Auto Finance Summit. “The problem is, it’s very hard […]
  • Larissa Padden
  • November 11, 2016
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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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