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John Sternal
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Lease Credit Approval Rates Dip To 65% In June

More Demand From Consumers Seeking Existing Lease Contracts at Price Points Negotiated When Dealer Incentives Were More PrevalentSwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 65% approval rate entering July, a drop from the 72.4% mark registered in May.Although lease origination activity at dealerships was down in Q1[1], lease takeover activity has remained strong, with many shoppers taking…See More
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Inovatec Systems Corp. Partners with ZestFinance to Enhance Lending Procedures

Inovatec Systems Corp., a provider of industry-leading, cloud-based software solutions for all financial institutions, and ZestFinance, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) software, today announced their strategic partnership to enhance lending procedures in the financial services industry.Inovatec will integrate Zest Automated Machine Learning software (ZAML) into its business process management technology to help lenders immediately improve their underwriting results with custom machine…See More
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Nissan Increases Prices om New Lease Deals in June According to Wantalease.com

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings, showing price increases on a number of today’s popular Nissan leases. While most vehicles maintained their prices from May, a number of manufacturers had price fluctuations on small, mid-size and luxury SUVs. Included in many of the price increases from Nissan is the Pathfinder.  The Pathfinder had an increase in price of 14% this month.  The vehicle is…See More
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Despite consumer demand, auto dealers struggle to provide complete digital solutions

Continue to grapple with consumer time at dealership, unverifiable credit application data, and fraudulent transactionsA new automotive survey from Equifax finds that dealers understand digital retail solutions, but may struggle in providing such solutions to customers. The online survey polled 135 dealers around the U.S. to get a better understanding of current trends in retail transactions, credit applications, vehicle financing, fraud; and their prospects of offering online digital retailing…See More
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NEW ANALYSIS SHOWS CLAIMS FIVE YEAR TRENDS FOR GAP COVERAGE AND SERVICE CONTRACTS

Data Shows Various Impacts and Complexity of Vehicle Repairs on ClaimsProtective Asset Protection, a provider of F&I programs, services and dealer owned warranty company programs, announced today, a new set of data analysis showing how much average claims have increased annually for GAP payouts and Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) claims dating back to 2014.The average GAP claim payout has risen 19.5% between 2014 and 2018 for new vehicles, and a 95% increase over the same time for used…See More
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Selling F&I Products On Alternate Fuel Vehicles? Here’s What To Know

Current estimates put roughly one million electric vehicles on the road in the U.S. today. According to media reports, this milestone was achieved just a few months ago. Proponents of the technology agree that this is a small number, compared to the more than 270…See More
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Motor Information Systems Releases New White Paper That Shows How To Create More OE Parts Demand

Data Providers Can Help Expand Opportunities for Mechanical Wholesale & Collision Wholesale ProgramsMOTOR Information Systems, one of the world’s premier suppliers of automotive data and a trusted partner of leading Automakers, today unveiled a new educational white paper for Original Equipment Parts Manufacturers and the greater automotive parts industry: “How to generate more demand for OE Parts”.…See More
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Latest Equifax Auto Credit Trends Illustrate Rising Subprime Activity

A few notes on subprime loan origination and balance activity:Subprime auto loan originations have a corresponding total balance of $7.07 billion, a 5.3% increase year-over-year.The average subprime loan amount was $18,934. This is a 5.0% increase compared to January 2018. Auto Loan Originations Observations through January 2019 reported as of March 2019:1.78 million auto loans, totaling $41.3 billion, have been originated year-to-date. This is a 0.8% increase in accounts and a 2.8% increase in…See More
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Lease Approval Ratings in April Reach Their Highest Since August of 2018, making it the strongest month of the year Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credi…

Lease Approval Ratings in April Reach Their Highest Since August of 2018, making it the strongest month of the yearSwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 72% approval rate in April, a rise from the March rate of 70.7%.April experienced a higher number of applicants with qualifications that led to more approvals for taking over another person’s lease contract during the month. April saw a slight increase in approval ratings…See More
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Lease Approval Ratings in April Reach Their Highest Since August of 2018, making it the strongest month of the year Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credi…

Lease Approval Ratings in April Reach Their Highest Since August of 2018, making it the strongest month of the yearSwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 72% approval rate in April, a rise from the March rate of 70.7%.April experienced a higher number of applicants with qualifications that led to more approvals for taking over another person’s lease contract during the month. April saw a slight increase in approval ratings…See More
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Lease Credit Approval Rates Rise to 69.1% in July

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 10:59am 0 Comments

Lease Approval Ratings Improve in July Following Slight Dip in June

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 69.1% approval rate in July, a rise from the June rate of 65%. July experienced a strong number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease, and a slight approval rating increase following a dip in approvals for June.

 

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JTA, Beep, First Transit and NAVYA hold autonomous vehicle emergency training for local first responders

Posted on August 15, 2019 at 6:15am 0 Comments

Jacksonville-area first responders, fire fighters and law enforcement officials are more prepared for the future of public transportation after completing emergency training with autonomous vehicles.

The JTA, along with Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company Beep, First Transit and autonomous vehicle manufacturer NAVYA, hosted a day-long training session at the North Florida TPO campus, focusing on the latest AV technology and how first responders should address emergency…

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Latest Equifax Auto Credit Trends Illustrate Softening Loan Balances

Posted on August 14, 2019 at 6:30am 0 Comments

Here are the latest auto credit trends as reported by Equifax through March 2019:

 

  • Equifax is reporting data that show the increase in loan balances on both financed and leased vehicles may beginning to slow.
  • Balances on loans in the period ending January 2019 showed an increase of 2.8% from the year earlier, this number shrunk to just 1.3% in the period ending March 2019.
  • Balances on leases in the period ending January 2019 showed an increase of 3.0%…
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Beep Selects Bestmile To Plan, Manage, and Optimize Autonomous Vehicle Fleets

Posted on August 13, 2019 at 8:20am 0 Comments

Autonomous Mobility Solutions Company Partners with Leading Fleet Orchestration Platform to Deliver Intelligent, Consistent, Autonomous Mobility Services



Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, today announced a partnership with Bestmile, the leading fleet orchestration platform. Through this partnership, Beep will leverage the market leading technology and tools that Bestmile offers to plan, manage and orchestrate its…

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