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WOLTERS KLUWER UNVEILS AUTO FINANCE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION INDEX FOR THE FIRST QUARTER

NEW YORK – May 24, 2022 – Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information, software solutions and services, announced today new analysis from its Auto Finance Digital Transformation Index, a key resource that tracks the rate at which auto dealers, service providers and lenders are seeing growth in the evolution from paper-based finance back-office processes to digital. Click here to see the…See More
May 24
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How Dealers Approach Vehicle Photography Different in Today’s Digital Retail World

A picture is worth a thousand words, but in today’s world of automotive digital retail it needs to be worth a thousand clicks. That’s because while more people are shopping online today for cars and trucks, they’re making many of their consideration and purchase decisions based on the vehicle photos they’re looking at. Yes, sticker price size matters. Yes, financing matters. Yes, credit availability matters. But what gets a person interested in a particular vehicle, and moving through the…See More
May 20
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PROTECTIVE ASSET PROTECTION EXTENDS RELATIONSHIP WITH RUMBLEON INC. TO FURTHER EXTEND F&I OFFERINGS THROUGHOUT THE POWERSPORTS

Protective Asset Protection, a leading provider of F&I programs and services, announced today it has signed a national agreement with RumbleOn, Inc (RMBL), the nation’s first technology-based omnichannel powersports platform. As part of the deal, Protective Asset Protection will offer a full suite of F&I products to RumbleOn customers, along with expanded training and support to RumbleOn retailers. The powersports market experienced record growth during 2021, with the industry expected…See More
Apr 25
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Protective Life to Acquire Leading Automotive Finance & Insurance Provider AUL, Adding Complementary Portfolio to Asset Protection Division

Protective Life to Acquire Leading Automotive Finance & Insurance Provider AUL, Adding Complementary Portfolio to Asset Protection Division March 21, 2022 (Birmingham, Ala.) – Protective Life Corporation, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. (TSE:8750), announced today that its principal subsidiary, Protective Life Insurance Company (“Protective Life”), has entered into…See More
Mar 21
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MARKET SCAN DEBUTS ITS mScope® OEM ANALYTICS SOLUTION AT NADA 2022

Market Scan is poised to continue its extraordinary growth through the introduction of the Industry’s first and only Analytics Solution that empowers OEMs to design precise and targeted incentive and rebate programs – in REAL TIMECamarillo, California (March 8, 2022) –Market Scan Information Systems, Inc., an industry-leading Automotive Payments as a Service™ and analytics solutions provider, announced today it will introduce a new OEM analytics solution, mScope®, at the NADA Show in Las Vegas,…See More
Mar 8
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Protective Asset Protection Launches New Brand Identity for Automotive

Protective Asset Protection, a leading provider of F&I programs, services and the Protective dealer owned warranty company program, enters 2022 promoting the new Protective brand identity to the automotive, marine and powersport industries.The new brand identity was formally launched in September 2021, and exemplifies Protective’s 114-year commitment of putting people first, delivering on promises and striving to do more for its customers, business partners, employees and communities. The…See More
Feb 22
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SWAPALEASE.COM RELEASES Q4 AUTO LEASE TRENDS REPORT

Longer Retail Loan Terms Creating More Demand for Shorter-Term Leases   CINCINNATI, OHIO (February 15, 2022) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, released today its latest national auto lease trends report illustrating insight and data on lease prices and brand usage during the fourth quarter of 2021. Click here to view the full report.  According to the data in the report, Americans are…See More
Feb 15
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PURECARS NAMED A PARTNER IN GOOGLE’S ‘CARS FOR SALE’ PILOT PROGRAM FOR MAZDA DEALERS

Atlanta-based PureCars, a leading provider of digital marketing technology and services for automotive dealers, today announced it has become a certified partner in Mazda’s Cars for Sale Pilot Program, powered by Google.The Cars for Sale Pilot Program enables PureCars’ Mazda dealer partners to showcase their inventory directly on Google Business Profile through Google’s new Cars for Sale pilot feature. The pilot program allows car shoppers searching for a local Mazda dealership on Google to…See More
Feb 10
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PURECARS HAS BEEN NAMED A 2022 GOOGLE PREMIER PARTNER

ATLANTA – (February 8, 2022) – Atlanta-based PureCars, a leading provider of digital marketing technology and services for automotive dealers, has achieved 2022 Premier Partner status in the Google Partners program.PureCars is part of a select group of Premier Partners in the Google Partners program. This…See More
Feb 8
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AutoLeadStar announced its seamless API-level integration with FUSE

Miami, FL Feb 4, 2022 AutoLeadStar, automotive’s first customer data and experience platform (CDXP) announced its seamless API-level integration with FUSE, a company committed to making car financing simple.  As data connectivity and orchestration becomes more prevalent in the automotive industry, it’s critical dealerships invest in the proper infrastructure to connect previously siloed data and create seamless customer experiences.  “We believe that data connectivity and orchestration is the…See More
Feb 4
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Derq and CT Partner with the City of Fremont on Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor Project

The City of Fremont Taps Derq as Intersection Analytics Systems Expert to Deploy AI Technology at 37 Intersections Along Fremont Boulevard for Safer Roadways for Drivers and PedestriansCharlotte, NC (December 7, 2021) - DERQ, a Detroit-based technology company, and their partner CT Group, a leading intelligent transportation systems…See More
Dec 8, 2021
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SWAPALEASE.COM Q3 LEASE TRENDS REPORT SHOWS INCREASE IN LEASE PAYMENTS AND PEOPLE LOOKING TO ESCAPE LEASES EARLIER

CINCINNATI, OHIO (November 30, 2021) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, announced today its third-quarter Auto Lease Trends Report (click here to download), showing vehicle lease trends during the third quarter on brand-specific search traffic, lease mileage report, lease listing incentive data and the appetite for domestic versus foreign lease vehicles. Swapalease.com studies lease market…See More
Nov 30, 2021
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Swapalease.com Releases Latest Figures on Lease Credit Approvals showing a Slight Decrease for September

Lease Credit Approvals Reached 67.6% in September; Down from 71.3% in August  Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 67.6% approval rate in September. The approval rate is a slight decrease from the 71.3% rate in August.         The September number is similar to the approval rate at the same time last year, when the approval rate was also at 67.6% after a few months of the pandemic setting in. Despite the small decline…See More
Oct 28, 2021
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SWAPALEASE.COM IDENTIFIES TREND WHERE DEALERS ARE BUYING OUT MORE EXISTING LEASED VEHICLES TO ALLEVIATE INVENTORY SHORTAGES

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, released today new data that uncovers a growing trend in auto leases that is directly tied in with the ongoing microchip shortages and new-vehicle dealership inventory challenges.Over the past 12 months Swapalease.com is seeing a nearly 500% increase in the number of leases getting bought out in its nationwide online marketplace. These leased vehicles are listed typically between 15 and 20 months old, and in many cases have less than…See More
Oct 20, 2021
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Oct 19, 2021
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MARKET SCAN SHOWCASES ITS PIONEERING AUTOMOTIVE PAYMENTS AS A SERVICE™ PLATFORM AT DIGITAL DEALER IN LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS, (October 8, 2021) –Market Scan Information Systems, Inc., an industry-leading automotive SaaS / PaaS solutions and data provider, announced today it is exhibiting and showcasing its pioneering Automotive Payments as a Service™ platform at Digital Dealer Las Vegas, October 12-14.  By seamlessly combining science, technology and data, Market Scan’s Automotive Payments as a Service platform powers today’s modern retailing. Only Market Scan tracks all five key data categories and every…See More
Oct 8, 2021

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WOLTERS KLUWER UNVEILS AUTO FINANCE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION INDEX FOR THE FIRST QUARTER

Posted on May 24, 2022 at 1:19pm 0 Comments

NEW YORK – May 24, 2022 – Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information, software solutions and services, announced today new analysis from its Auto Finance Digital Transformation Index, a key resource that tracks the rate at which auto dealers, service providers and lenders are seeing growth in the evolution from…

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How Dealers Approach Vehicle Photography Different in Today’s Digital Retail World

Posted on May 20, 2022 at 9:02am 0 Comments

A picture is worth a thousand words, but in today’s world of automotive digital retail it needs to be worth a thousand clicks. That’s because while more people are shopping online today for cars and trucks, they’re making many of their consideration and purchase decisions based on the vehicle photos they’re looking at.

 

Yes, sticker price size matters. Yes, financing matters. Yes, credit availability matters. But what gets a person interested in a particular vehicle, and…

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PROTECTIVE ASSET PROTECTION EXTENDS RELATIONSHIP WITH RUMBLEON INC. TO FURTHER EXTEND F&I OFFERINGS THROUGHOUT THE POWERSPORTS

Posted on April 25, 2022 at 9:56am 0 Comments

Protective Asset Protection, a leading provider of F&I programs and services, announced today it has signed a national agreement with RumbleOn, Inc (RMBL), the nation’s first technology-based omnichannel powersports platform. As part of the deal, Protective Asset Protection will offer a full suite of F&I products to RumbleOn customers, along with expanded training and support to RumbleOn retailers.

 

The powersports market experienced record growth during 2021, with the…

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Protective Life to Acquire Leading Automotive Finance & Insurance Provider AUL, Adding Complementary Portfolio to Asset Protection Division

Posted on March 21, 2022 at 11:16am 0 Comments

Protective Life to Acquire Leading Automotive Finance & Insurance Provider AUL, Adding Complementary Portfolio to Asset Protection Division

 

March 21, 2022 (Birmingham,…

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