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Don't fret over data security; try these steps

One of the biggest security hazards for dealerships and their vendors is a data breach, but many are unsure of the best ways to protect their information, EFG says.

Why sweet lease deals are going away

A flood of off-lease vehicles, including SUVs and crossovers, and other factors will make it more difficult for automakers to offer tempting lease deals.

Auto balance growth rate slows

Last quarter, auto borrowers' total loan balance outstanding grew at the lowest rate since the second quarter of 2012, while delinquency rates plateaued, TransUnion says.

BLOG: HANNAH LUTZ
Still putting off buying cyber insurance?

Will cyber liability insurance become more widespread among dealerships? Considering the number of security breaches across many industries today, it should.

Q&A: RICH PORRELLO

Huntington counts on 'boots on the ground' to drive success

Huntington Bank's new president of auto finance will focus on driving more business to dealerships and leveraging Huntington's local model.

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BB&T reverts to traditional finance reserve

BB&T Dealer Finance, one of at least two major auto lenders to launch a flat-fee dealer compensation model after a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau crackdown on finance reserve, will end its flat-fee program in March in favor of a traditional retail pricing plan.

Canvas looks to boost dealer ties

Canvas, the vehicle subscription affiliate of Ford Motor Credit Co., will focus on expanding and strengthening dealership partnerships in 2018.

UPDATED: 2/23/18 3:43 pm ET - corrected
AutoNation F&I profit hits high

AutoNation's F&I gross profit per vehicle retailed reached an all-time high in the fourth quarter, lifted by branded product sales and a training approach that boosts weaker stores' results.

GM Financial fights fallout from tech glitch

Glitches stemming from a systemwide technology upgrade at GM Financial has led to several hundred customers being incorrectly charged on their monthly auto payments. Now General Motors' captive finance arm is scrambling to fix the problems and make customers whole.

Santander to take equity stake in AutoFi

Santander Consumer USA is joining AutoFi's online vehicle sales and financing platform and a unit of the bank's parent is acquiring an undisclosed equity stake in the digital lending platform based in San Francisco.


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