AuSM Staff

In several European markets where FCA does not operate its own captive arm, LeasePlan will now offer operational lease solutions to FCA customers. The vehicle leasing and fleet management provider announced Monday that it has agreed to be a new FCA operational lease partner that will concentrate on the growing... Read More

Mercedes subscription pilot launches

AuSM Staff

Mercedes-Benz officially launched its previously announced vehicle subscription pilot on Tuesday in Nashville, Tenn., and Philadelphia. Mercedes-Benz USA, which first revealed its plans for the Mercedes-Benz Collection in April, is working with its captive finance arm and dealer body to run the subscription... Read More

PODCAST: Melinda Zabritski of Experian

AuSM Staff

What might the auto finance landscape look like this year? What are the key metrics to follow? Melinda Zabritski, senior director of financial solutions at Experian, has the answers in this podcast, recorded in March during AFSA's Vehicle Finance Conference in Las Vegas. The full discussion can be found... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

In an interview for the AuSM Podcast in late March, Experian’s Melinda Zabritski said one auto financing metric she would be watching carefully in 2018 was the lease penetration rate. “There are several things that I think are going to be very interesting for the coming year, one of which is a... Read More

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, Swapalease.com 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 Swapalease.com 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

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