ABA Sees Housing Market Stabilizing

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. economy will see continued moderate growth through 2008 as the housing market stabilizes, according to the American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee. The committee agreed that the drag from homebuilding will fade and that overall economic growth will pick up through the end... Read More

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Due to the popularity of the Internet, Scott Painter, chief executive officer of Zag, predicts that at least one-third of today's dealers will be out of business in five to 10 years. According to Painter, the key to continued success at the dealer level is providing consumers a... Read More

AFSA Sets Date for '08 Vehicle Finance Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Financial Services Association announced that its 12th Vehicle Finance Conference and Expo is slated for Feb. 6 to 8 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, Calif. The meeting will take place just before the National Automobile Dealers Association's Annual Convention, which will... Read More

WASHINGTON D.C. — Chrysler Financial and the ASPIRA Association, a national non-profit organization devoted to the education and leadership development of Latino youth, recently announced they are partnering to provide a financial education and vehicle financing education program catered to young Latinos. The... Read More

BATON ROUGE, La. — AppOne announced it has partnered with Thrifty Car Sales. As part of this relationship, AppOne said it will provide its auto financing platform to Thrifty Car Sales dealers, with several programs specifically tailored to the needs of Thrifty dealers. Thrifty Car Sales provides a variety of... Read More

IRVINE, Calif. — The average balance of an open auto loan is $15,654, according to a study released this week by Experian Consumer Direct. The company also discovered that 28 percent of the U.S. population, based on 2000 Census results, has at least one auto loan or lease on file. Company officials went on to... Read More

Triad Financial Corp. Names New President

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Triad Financial Corp. announced it has promoted Daniel Leonard to president and chief executive officer. Leonard, 59, has been with the non-prime auto finance company since May 2003, serving as senior vice president of portfolio management, officials reported. In his new role, he will... Read More

McLEAN, Va. — Capital One Auto Finance announced that it has successfully integrated all of its subsidiaries and will be going live June 18 with its new business model, which is designed to simplify the paperwork and stipulations dealers need to complete to gain consumer loan approval. As part of the new business... Read More

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