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JIM HENRY

BLOG: Finally, a lender owns up

11:45 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2015

Auto lenders carefully avoid citing their rivals, especially when they want to criticize. So it was refreshing when Ally's CEO figuratively raised his hand this week....
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Ally change saves dealers big money

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 20, 2015

The 4,200 dealerships that finance their vehicle inventory through Ally Financial are seeing savings from Ally's recent shift to peg interest rates to LIBOR rather than a prime-rate benchmark....
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Ally touts dealership camaraderie in new ad campaign

2:44 pm U.S. ET | March 31, 2015

Ally Financial is touting the camaraderie it has with dealerships in a new ad campaign that puts an emphasis on storytelling....
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JIM HENRY

BLOG: GM Financial-Chevy lease exclusivity seems likely

11:15 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2015

There wasn't much doubt, but General Motors disclosed for the first time in an SEC filing that it is considering plans to throw all Chevrolet lease incentives to GM Financial instead of sharing them among GM Financial, Ally Financial and U.S. Bank....
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JIM HENRY

BLOG: Ally's Carpenter leaves on a high note

11:45 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2015

Michael Carpenter, who retired as CEO of Ally Financial on Monday, can leave saying, “Mission accomplished.”...
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GM and Ally compete to grow F&I

12:34 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2015

GM is on a hiring binge to build a direct sales force for its branded F&I products as the company seeks a foothold in the competitive space. GM rolled out branded F&I products nationally last year while taking over the business from captive-finance arm GM Financial....
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Ally sale leaves U.S. taxpayers with $9.3 billion loss on auto rescues

9:24 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014

American taxpayers lost $9.3 billion on the government's bailout of auto companies following the Treasury Department's sale of its remaining stake in Ally Financial. The Treasury took in $70.4 billion from the rescue of GM, Chrysler, Ally and others after spending nearly $80 billion in taxpayer funds, data released Monday show....
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JIM HENRY

BLOG: Free of U.S. ownership, Ally expects cheaper funds, maybe more subprime deals

3:13 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2014

Ally Financial is “free at last,” to borrow a phrase CEO Michael Carpenter used earlier this year to describe how it would feel for Ally finally to put six years of government ownership behind it....
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Ally's six-year bailout ends after U.S. sells $1.28 billion stake

7:48 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 18, 2014

The Treasury disposed of its remaining $1.28 billion stake in auto lender Ally Financial, resolving the last big bailout from an emergency government program to halt the 2008 financial crisis. Ally said the government ultimately gained $2.4 billion from its investment....
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Report faults Treasury on 'excessive' post-bailout pay at GM, Ally

12:13 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2014

Top executives at General Motors and Ally Financial received excessive compensation after receiving bailout funds from the U.S. Treasury in 2009, according to a Treasury special inspector general report released today....
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U.S. Treasury to cut Ally stake

10:56 am U.S. ET | Aug. 14, 2014

The Treasury Department plans to cut its stake in Ally Financial by selling stock on the open market in its first divestiture since the company's initial public offering in April....
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Credit union backs off ads blasting dealer reserve

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 21, 2014

A Florida credit union has backed off from an advertising and social medial campaign called “Expose the Truth,” which described dealer reserve as an unfair trade practice most consumers don’t know about....
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JIM HENRY

BLOG: Ally moves closer to independence, cheaper money

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25, 2014

Ally Financial will move one step closer toward independence from government ownership next month when two of its three remaining board members nominated by the U.S. Treasury step down from the board....
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