AuSM Staff

VW Credit (VCI) has signed on as a new consignor with the addition of the Dealers Auto Auction Group’s Chattanooga, Tenn., auction. The site is located no more than nine miles from the VW assembly plant that began production in the Volunteer State seven years ago. Dealers Auto Auction Group announced... Read More

AuSM Staff

As Equifax is noticing a slowdown in the volume of vehicle leasing happening at dealerships, is seeing an uptick in consumer interest for taking over a lease contract. Those findings came as Equifax shared its lease origination data through January, and released its quarterly lease trends... Read More

AuSM announces launch of Auto Fin Journal

AuSM Staff

AuSM (CMG), publishers of AuSM and SubPrime Auto Finance News, and producers of Used Car Week, the Automotive Intelligence Summit and AuSM Canada — as well as additional leading auto industry events and media — has announced the launch of a new media property called the... Read More

Arlena Sawyers , Correspondent

Regulatory compliance is every dealer’s business. That means issues such as advertising compliance, data and cybersecurity and making sure consumers know or can find out when the vehicle they purchase has an open recall, should be near the top of every dealers’ to-do list, according to dealer trade groups,... Read More

Tom Webb , Guest Contributor

It’s always risky to put economic commentary into print, as the one is more fleeting than the other. A “reasoned analysis” can quickly appear to be a “ridiculous prediction” simply because of a quick shift in real world facts. The risk grows in times of financial market volatility, trade... Read More

COMMENTARY: Auto dealers and GDPR regulations

Greg Sparrow , CompliancePoint

The General Data Protection Regulation, commonly known as GDPR, is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. The law was put into place on April 27, 2016 and allotted a two-year adoption grace period for businesses to strategize and implement... Read More

PODCAST: Tim Russi of Ally

AuSM Staff

In mid-April, it was announced that Tim Russi, the longtime leader of auto finance at Ally, would depart the company in October. Look back at his impact at Ally in this podcast conversation with Nick Zulovich, recorded at AFSA's Vehicle Finance Conference in March. They talk about changes in the auto finance... Read More

AuSM Staff

Westlake Financial Services has teamed up with Ally Financial to include its cars on Ally's SmartAuction online auction platform. The Westlake vehicles, which include a variety of brands, have been available to dealers registered on SmartAuction since May 1. "We are excited to team with... Read More