Finance Express Responds to DealerTrack Lawsuits

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — Finance Express reported that it responded to DealerTrack's lawsuits by filing counterclaims, which are pending in the court system.   The legal battle concerns the property rights over computer-implemented credit application routing systems and methods of managing... Read More

MAFS Introduces New Marketing Initiative

ATLANTA — Taking advantage of the recent President's Day, Manheim Automotive Financial Services rolled out a new marketing initiative throughout the company's auctions that features larger-than-life replicas of past presidents. MAFS officials said this is the first national advertising campaign the... Read More

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — Shortly after being awarded a U.S. patent related to its online credit application processing product, DealerTrack used the patent to file an additional patent infringement action against RouteOne and Finance Express in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.... Read More

Westlake Financial Names Newmark President

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Westlake Financial Services recently named Bruce Newmark as president. He succeeds James Vagim, who has served as Westlake's president since 1998. Prior to this new role, Newmark served as the company's chief operating officer, overseeing all aspects of marketing, expansion and... Read More

MATTHEWS, N.C. — While many dealers may be more familiar with the national companies that support the subprime industry, the smaller, regional companies can be just as fruitful when it comes to getting that credit-challenged customer behind the wheel. Here's an overview of a few of the smaller, regional... Read More

CARY, N.C. — Remarketing executives from the nation's top banks and financial institutions are among some of the industry leaders to sign on to actively take part in the upcoming iRemarketing 2.0: The Next Generation of Remarketing Technology Conference.    The executives include Layne Weber,... Read More

AutoUSA Enters into the Subprime Lead Business

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Thanks to dealer demand, AutoUSA recently introduced a new program that provides special finance leads to its dealer partners that work in the subprime industry. "Providing special finance leads to dealers is a brand new service for us," explained Phil DuPree, vice president... Read More

Lead Provider Launches Web-Based Auto Finance Center

SAN RAMON, Calif. — BlueSky Marketing Group recently launched an online consumer auto finance center, "Powered By" The "Powered By" Web site,, provides consumers online auto finance solutions and franchise auto dealers approved customers that are ready... Read More