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John Sternal
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May 18
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AUTO LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS RATE DROPS HEADING INTO LATE SPRING

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered only a 60.0% approval rate for April, a 20.0% decrease from March (75.0%). A year ago, the approvals rate was 69.9% during the same month. April’s lease credit approval rate took a dip compared to last month (75.5%). Last year’s number for the same month was slightly higher, registering at 69.9%. Following the trend of previous years, it is…See More
May 17
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Jumpstart Automotive Media Announces Exclusive Advertising Partnership With CarStory®

Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today announced an exclusive ad sales representation agreement with CarStory®, a website and app that matches car shoppers with the right vehicle using patented technology and industry-leading datasets.CarStory, the automotive brand of big data company, Vast Inc., leverages data and analytics to provide customers the information they need to make educated car-buying decisions. By enabling a more efficient…See More
Apr 26
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LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS CONTINUE TO STRENGHTEN IN MARCH

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 75.0% approval rate for March, up by 3.8% change from February, which had a 72.2% approval rate. A year ago, the approvals rate was 66.7% during the same month. 2017 is already showing higher lease credit approval rates than 2016. Data from the past three years show that the beginning of the year tends to have a slightly lower approval…See More
Apr 12
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Jumpstart Automotive Media Unveils Its 2016 – 2017 Insights Book; A Collection Of Consumer Insights Illustrating Today’s Auto Shopping Paths

Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today released its seventh annual Insights Book. This yearlong analysis looks at shopping patterns across Jumpstart’s portfolio of automotive websites that represent more than 25 million in-market shoppers. Click here to download the 2016 – 2017 Insights Book.Auto Shopping Paths Highlights:·       62% of…See More
Mar 28
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ANNUAL SWAPALEASE.COM NCAA TOURNAMENT SURVEY SAYS MOST DRIVERS BELIEVE DUKE WILL WIN THIS YEAR’S TOURNAMENT

The annual Swapalease.com March Madness Driver Survey results are in, and most drivers believe Duke will win this year’s tournament, while most say UCLA is their favorite team. The annual survey by online car lease marketplace, Swapalease.com, asks basketball fans to pair up their favorite teams with certain types of cars to coincide with the NCAA tournament. The online survey is presented to more than 2,500 drivers across the U.S. each year.…See More
Mar 13
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Michigan Lessees Prefer Foreign Cars to Domestic Cars

Of the lease vehicle being exchanged on Swapalease.com: 91.2% of lease transfers exiting Michigan are domestic vehicles93.7% of lease transfers entering Michigan are foreign vehiclesHere are some other additional trends that Swapalease.com has identified: The Southeastern region of the country imports the fewest luxury vehicle leases from elsewhere in the countryThe Mid-Atlantic region sees the highest average entering monthly payment at $874.65 a monthThe majority of Volkswagen vehicles are…See More
Feb 21
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Feb 15
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Feb 14
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RISING AUTO & CREDIT DELINQUENCIES LEAD TO LOWER LEASE CREDIT APPROVAL RATES

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered only a 50.0% approval rate for January, down slightly from December’s level (54.2%). A year ago, the approvals rate was 63.6% during the same month.January’s approval rate was the lowest lease credit approval rate in the past three years. In 2016, the lowest lease credit approval rate was 54.2% in December. In 2015 and 2014 the lowest rates…See More
Feb 9
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Alfa Romeo, Ford, and Kia See Highest Share of Traffic Throughout Super Bowl 51

Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today released findings of its annual Super Bowl advertising performance report, which measures the brands that drove the greatest increases in traffic to Jumpstart’s portfolio of publishers during the game. Jumpstart monitored auto shoppers visiting its portfolio of publishers in a time-trended series to see how traffic fluctuated when ads aired.The five brands that drove the highest spikes in traffic also…See More
Feb 8
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INCREASED BUYER ACTIVITY SPELLS FEWER CREDIT APPROVALS TO CLOSE OUT 2016

Monthly Lease Credit Approval Rates Decreased by 10.5% in DecemberCINCINNATI, OHIO (January 25, 2017) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered only a 54.2% approval rate for December, a 10.5% decrease from November (64.7%). A year ago, the approvals rate was just 54.5% during the same month, illustrating the end-of-year shopping frenzy that typically takes place.December’s rate was the lowest credit approval rate the market has…See More
Jan 25
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AUTO LEASE DEALS SEE MONTHLY OFFERS INCREASE SLIGHTLY ENTERING THE NEW YEAR

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings, with prices on most of today’s popular leases increasing slightly entering January. While there are sixteen models being offered for $199 monthly or less, only one (Nissan Sentra SV at $139 monthly) is being offered for less than $150 monthly.The Sentra SV was offered at $109 per month in November, but that vehicle, including several others, have seen their…See More
Jan 11
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NOVEMBER LEASE CREDIT APPROVAL RATES UP FROM A YEAR AGO

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 64.7% approval rate for November, a 3.2% increase from the previous month (61.5%). A year ago, the approvals rate was just 57.9% during the same month. This year’s approval rates have been down in comparison to 2015. The lease credit approvals rates have been fluctuating on a month-to-month basis. So far this year, the average credit approval rating has been 63.8%. Although 2016’s…See More
Dec 16, 2016
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Cyber Monday & Car Shopping Insight

Cyber Monday is known as the day for getting deals on everything from toys to electronics. But what about cars? Jumpstart Automotive Media presented an online survey to approximately 2,500 Americans across the U.S. to gauge their appetite in car shopping during Cyber Monday, and to determine the best digital media channels to reach both men and women. Here are a few highlights: 1) Which items do you plan to shop for during Cyber…See More
Nov 22, 2016
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CREDIT APPROVAL RATES REMAIN LOW IN 2016

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 61.5% approval rate for October, a -4.9% decrease from the previous month (64.7%). A year ago, the approvals rate was just 75% during the same month. Throughout 2016 the lease credit approval rates have been volatile, fluctuating from month to month. As a whole, this year’s approval rates have been down in comparison to last year. In…See More
Nov 17, 2016

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John Sternal's Blog

Spring Market is Over!

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:27am 0 Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download…

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Jumpstart Automotive Media April Share Of Shopper Interest Report Highlights American Classics & A New SUV

Posted on May 18, 2017 at 11:25am 0 Comments

Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today released its share of shopper interest data for the month of April, showing strong gains among domestic OEMs, and that Chevrolet passed Ford as the brand with the most shopper interest during the month (8.9%).

Chevy Gains Top Spot; Other Brands Gain Momentum

During April, Chevrolet’s share of shopper interest increased to 8.9%, up from…

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AUTO LEASE CREDIT APPROVALS RATE DROPS HEADING INTO LATE SPRING

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 10:29am 0 Comments

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered only a 60.0% approval rate for April, a 20.0% decrease from March (75.0%). A year ago, the approvals rate was 69.9% during the same month.

 

April’s lease credit approval rate took a dip compared to last month (75.5%). Last year’s number for the same month was slightly higher, registering at 69.9%. Following the trend of…

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Jumpstart Automotive Media Announces Exclusive Advertising Partnership With CarStory®

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 10:14am 0 Comments

Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today announced an exclusive ad sales representation agreement with CarStory®, a website and app that matches car shoppers with the right vehicle using patented technology and industry-leading datasets.

CarStory, the automotive brand of big data company, Vast Inc., leverages data and analytics to provide customers the information they need to make educated car-buying decisions.…

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