Two years ago, Chris Brown went looking for a way to facilitate sales, trade-ins, and financing for car buyers who prefer to shop online. Today, his Seattle-area Subaru dealership is doing just that, and he says the experience he and his team deliver is just as ‘stress-free’ as ever.
May 7, 2019
Executives representing leading auto finance sources gathered at the American Financial Services Association’s 2018 conference to discuss the present and future consequences of inflated lease returns, declining used-car values, and rising interest rates.
May 7, 2018
Industry Summit’s executive panel convened to discuss and debate the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the status of the used-car and subprime markets, the GM mandate, and the digitization of the F&I process.
December 4, 2017
General Motors dealers who sell non-GM service contracts, parts and accessories must now disclose to their customers that the products are not backed by the automaker. Dealer trade groups believe the OEM’s stated goal of enhanced ‘safety and transparency’ is not the real reason for the new policy.
September 18, 2017
Ally Financial and GM Financial are both entering new phases in their evolution, and the moves they’re making were on display at NADA 2015.
March 10, 2015
Though the fate of Tesla’s attempts to break away from the dealer franchise model remains to be seen, there’s one piece of its business model dealers are gradually getting on board with.
January 21, 2014
With the capital markets on the mend, special finance could be on the comeback trail, that’s if bank regulators and financial services reform don’t get in the way. Insider breaks down the market.
March 1, 2010
Washington is working overtime these days, so expect 2010 to be a bumpy ride on the regulatory front.
February 1, 2010
Despite signs of retail financing beginning to loosen up, dealer financing remains a major concern. It’s one of the reasons why the NADA is stepping up efforts to restart the market.
January 1, 2010
Unsure of where this recession is headed, I can’t blame lawmakers for their involvement, but can we make sure that all sides are heard before we jump to conclusions.
June 1, 2009
The media, attorneys and consumer advocates are waging war on finance reserve. Arm your dealership to weather the battle unscathed.
July 1, 2004