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John Sternal
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  • Merit Mile
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321 Ignition Announces Free Scripts & Templates to Help Dealers Cars Online During the Coronavirus

As the Novel Coronavirus continues to spread and reports of hand sanitizer and toilet paper shortages increases, our team wanted to do something to help support car dealerships that have recently shut down their showrooms.After many discussions with clients & partners, the team created materials for dealerships that don't have the internal marketing staff or resources to update their website and enhance their customer communications.Free scripts & templates to help car dealers sell cars…See More
Mar 23
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Lease Credit Approval Rates Rise To 72.3% Entering March

Online Credit Applications Increase as Shoppers Seek Alternative Means of Vehicle AcquisitionSwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 72.3% approval rate in February, an increase from the January rate of 70%. The desire to have more flexibility in a lease has continued to be a primary driver for more people to seek vehicle leases with shorter terms that they can afford on secondary markets such as Swapalease.com. According to a…See More
Mar 19
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Protective Asset Protection Produces Automotive Industry's First In-Depth Annual Report On F&I Product Trends and Outlook

Annual Report Shows How Dealers Are Selling F&I; Challenges & Opportunities In 2020Protective Asset Protection, a provider of F&I programs and services today announced the release of its first annual F&I Trends Report, an in-depth look at the trends shaping F&I products; how auto dealerships are using F&I products in 2019; and the outlook of F&I products heading into 2020.…See More
Mar 11
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Feb 22
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Beep Announces Autonomous Shuttle Expansion In Peoria

The Driverless Shuttle Will Begin Its First Routes in Arizona on the Weekend of February 22nd Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, announced today its first expansion out of the state of Florida into the city of Peoria, Ariz. The city will launch Robo Ride, a pilot program with…See More
Feb 20
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NAVYA Honed By Frost & Sullivan With 2019 Leadership Award In Global Autonomous Shuttle Industry

NAVYA (FR0013018041- NAVYA), a leading company in autonomous driving systems, recently received the 2019 Global Autonomous Shuttle Product Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan. NAVYA’s proven track record, recently acknowledged by the RTA Dubai World Challenge as the designer and maker of the most reliable fully electric…See More
Feb 13
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Lease Credit Approval Rates Dip Slightly to 70% Entering the New Year

Lease Approval Ratings Dip to 70% in January, a Slight Decrease from DecemberSwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 70% approval rate in January, a decrease from the December rate of 72%.January experienced a slightly lower number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease contract during the month, registering at -2% fewer approvals than the month of December.  However, January saw an increase…See More
Feb 11
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Peoria Approves Funding for Autonomous Shuttle

The city of Peoria is piloting an autonomous shuttle programArizona’s first shared-ride, autonomous shuttle operating on a public street is coming to Peoria. Last night, Peoria’s city council approved the funding for a 60-day autonomous vehicle pilot program with Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company. “This transportation pilot is a unique experiment for our community,” said Mayor Cathy Carlat. “We see this as an important step as we seek to understand some of the…See More
Feb 6
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Former Volkswagen Group North America CEO Hinrich Woebcken Joins Beep Advisory Board

Advisory members play an instrumental role in company decisions and long-term strategic directionBeep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, today announced the addition of Hinrich Woebcken, former CEO of Volkswagen Group of North America Inc. to its Advisory Board.  Beep’s Advisory Board includes distinguished transportation industry leaders and executives who consult on company’s initiatives and influence strategic decisions. Woebcken most recently served as President and CEO…See More
Feb 4
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Auto Loan Originations Observations From Equifax

Key Insights and Data:Auto Loan Originations ObservationsOriginations through September 2019 reported as of November 201918.8 million auto loans, totaling $442.5 billion, have been originated year-to-date. This is a 0.5% increase in accounts and a 4.1% increase in balances over this time last year.Auto loans represent 86.4% of all auto account…See More
Jan 28
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LEASE CREDIT APPROVAL RATES RISE TO 72% TO CLOSE OUT 2019

Lease Approval Ratings in December Reached Their Highest Number Since September of 2019Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 72% approval rate in December, a rise from the November rate of 67.1%.December experienced a slightly higher number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease contract and one of the highest approval rates for the 2019 year. The approval rate is consistent with 2018 data…See More
Jan 27
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New Lease Data Forecasts Which Red Vehicles Will Be Priced Best For Valentine’s Day

Wantalease.com Data Shows Which Manufacturers could offer Attractive Lease Deals for February based on January Lease Data TrendsWantalease.com, the nation’s first online marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings for the month of January, and forecasts which red vehicles will be best to lease for Valentine’s Day in the month of February. Several manufacturers offered attractive discounts and competitive pricing on mid-size cars and SUVs, while most compact…See More
Jan 21
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Auto Loan Originations Observations From Equifax

Key Insights and Data:Auto Loan Originations ObservationsOriginations through September 2019 reported as of November 201918.8 million auto loans, totaling $442.5 billion, have been originated year-to-date. This is a 0.5% increase in accounts and a 4.1% increase in balances over this time last year.Auto loans represent 86.4% of all auto account…See More
Jan 14
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Swapalease.com Releases Holiday Trend Report Highlighting Consumer Preferences On Automotive Shopping And Spending

Survey Results Reveal Consumer Buying and Leasing Habits, Preferences, and Shopping NeedsSwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, announced today the results of a holiday shopping survey, revealing consumer shopping trends and spending motives. Respondents were asked about the types of vehicles they were shopping for, how they shop for a vehicle, motivating factors in selecting their next vehicle as well as their opinions on holiday automotive marketing.Respondents were first…See More
Dec 17, 2019
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Beep Appoints Clayton Tino as Chief Technology Officer

Extensive Experience in Engineering, Platform Design and Software Developmentto Innovate and Scale Mobility PlatformBeep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, today announced it has appointed Clayton Tino, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Tino will focus his efforts on defining and managing Beep’s product strategy and delivery. Tino has extensive technology experience in platform design and software development. Prior to joining Beep, he established and ran…See More
Dec 11, 2019

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How The F&I Industry Can Help Dealers & Lenders During COVID-19

Posted on March 24, 2020 at 1:53pm 0 Comments

F&I program provider, Protective Asset Protection, is making the following proactive measures to assist dealers and lenders currently during the COVID-19 outbreak and containment efforts. 

Dealers and lenders continue to face great challenges as the nation continues to try to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are several ways Protective is trying to help:…

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Auto Lease Prices Drop On Several Mid-Size Cars And SUVs In March

Posted on March 24, 2020 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

Automotive Manufacturers Offer Aggressive Lease Deals on Many Vehicles Amidst Sales Slump in Response to COVID-19

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings for the month of March.  Several brands offered significant discounts on mid-size cars and SUVs, likely a result of falling sales due to COVID-19. OEM’s are offering aggressive deals on lease payments to attract shoppers and potential…

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321 Ignition Announces Free Scripts & Templates to Help Dealers Cars Online During the Coronavirus

Posted on March 23, 2020 at 8:13am 0 Comments

As the Novel Coronavirus continues to spread and reports of hand sanitizer and toilet paper shortages increases, our team wanted to do something to help support car dealerships that have recently shut down their showrooms.

After many discussions with clients & partners, the team created materials for dealerships that don't have the internal marketing staff or resources to update their website and enhance their customer communications.

Free…

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Lease Credit Approval Rates Rise To 72.3% Entering March

Posted on March 19, 2020 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Online Credit Applications Increase as Shoppers Seek Alternative Means of Vehicle Acquisition

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 72.3% approval rate in February, an increase from the January rate of 70%. The desire to have more flexibility in a lease has continued to be a primary driver for more people to seek vehicle leases with shorter terms that they can afford on secondary markets such as…

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