AuSM Staff

Consumers likely are not just shopping for their next vehicle with their mobile device. They’re probably going to be making installment contract payments with those devices, too, if they’re not doing so already. The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston recently released results of an elaborate study with multiple... Read More

AuSM Staff

Many individuals make a New Year’s resolution to broaden their knowledge base. For industry professionals who made that kind of commitment, especially ones who are involved or are interested in auto finance, the first episode of the AuSM Podcast of 2018 is geared for you. Before the holidays, Nick had... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

The willingness of the car shopper to buy a vehicle entirely online is starting to grow, including the often complicated financing piece of the transaction. According to survey data from Chase Auto Finance, 47 percent of Americans said they’d be willing to take care of the entire car-buying process online.... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Online used-car marketplace Instamotor said Tuesday that financing is now available through its platform. Instamotor is working with direct-to-consumer auto finance companies to secure the financing for its customers, who now will be able to buy a vehicle and apply for/receive financing for the purchase through the same... Read More

AuSM Staff

Fast-food restaurants and gas stations often are open 24 hours a day. Darwin Automotive is aiming to provide a way that dealerships’ F&I offices can enjoy the same kind of availability. F&I software provider Darwin Automotive recently released what the company dubbed Darwin Online, a patented digital... Read More

AuSM Staff

Ally Financial announced Tuesday that it has appointed Josh Wilsusen to head the company's Washington office as its new managing director for public policy and government affairs. Wilsusen most recently served as executive director of government relations at Morgan Stanley where he represented the company both... Read More

AuSM Staff

After bottoming out in September, Swapalease.com noticed a rebound in vehicle lease transfer approvals in October. The site reported that vehicle lease credit applicants registered a 55.6 percent approval rate for October. The lease credit approval rate improved over previous month’s rate of just 47.6 percent,... Read More

AuSM Staff

The upcoming Auto Captives Summit will focus on the emerging digital models for selling auto finance as well as real world examples for success in the transforming digital world of automotive finance. The 3rd annual summit — titled “Think Bigger” — is scheduled for Jan. 25 at the London... Read More

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