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Study: Tesla Drivers Have Highest Credit Scores

An analysis of more than 35,000 loans for pre-owned vehicles on the LendingTree platform finds Tesla, Porsche, and Lexus buyers had the highest average credit scores.

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Q4 Revisited: Affordability, Not Delinquency, Is Cause for Concern

Thirty- and 60-day delinquencies remained fairly stable in the fourth quarter, while affordability rightfully remains a key point of discussion among dealers and auto finance sources.

Auto Loan Interest Rates Hit 10-Year High

Edmunds says the average APR for a U.S. new-vehicle loan was 6.36% in March, putting dealers and consumers on the cusp of a ‘dramatic shift’ toward the used-car market.

Crack the Credit Union Code

Is your local credit union a friend or a foe? The magazine’s resident F&I wiz offers a four-step process you can use to unlock a powerful new auto finance source.

DealerBuilt Settles With New Jersey Regulators Over Data Breach

Software provider DealerBuilt agreed to implement security protocols to settle an investigation into a data breach that exposed the personal information of customers and employees at more than 100 dealerships nationwide.

Black Book HAV Data Now Integrated Into defi SOLUTIONS’ LOS Platform

Defi SOLUTIONS is the first loan origination platform to include Black Book’s History Adjusted Valuations data feed. Users can now identify undesirable deals prior to the origination process, improve advance amounts, prevent fraud, and use HAV to set floors more accurately when remarketing.

Regional Acceptance Joins Dealertrack Accelerated Title

The subprime finance source has selected Dealertrack's Accelerated Title solution to handle its title and release process for dealers accepting cars in on trade.

CDK Global Adds AutoFi, New Integrations to Fortellis Commerce Exchange

CDK Global announced on Tuesday that AutoFi has agreed to consume digital retailing APIs from the Fortellis Automotive Consumer Exchange Platform. Equifax, one of the platform’s inaugural publishers, also said on Tuesday it will publish new APIs for the platform.

Total Outstanding Auto Portfolio Balances Top $1.25 Trillion

Total outstanding auto portfolio balances reached $1.27 trillion through May, the first time balances have surpassed $1.25 trillion.

Give ’Em Gershwin

Award-winning F&I director explains how using music during his process stimulates his customers' purchasing impulses.