John Sternal
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Protective to Acquire Revolos, Adding Complementary Product Portfolio to Asset Protection Division

Protective Life Corporation (Protective), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. (TSE:8750), today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the Revolos family of companies.“Protective’s Asset Protection Division is an important—and growing—part of our business,” said Rich Bielen, President & CEO, Protective. “As we continue to navigate the uncertain situation posed by COVID-19, we remain focused on serving more customers. This transaction aligns well with our…See More
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Sep 14
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Swapalease.com Releases 2020 Vehicle Lease Trends Report Showing Impact Lease Policies Have on Sales, Loyalty, Retention

Honda, Hyundai, Nissan Among Brands Losing Drivers Due to Unfriendly Policies CINCINNATI, OHIO (August 31, 2020) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, unveiled today its latest report on vehicle lease trends and brand retention for leasing: “2020 Vehicle Lease Trends - What’s Motivating Drivers and Dealers to Modernize the Vehicle Lease Experience”. Click here to view the…See More
Aug 31
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PROTECTIVE ASSET PROTECTION EXPANDS DEALER F&I TRAINING CURRICULUM WITH SEVERAL NEW WEBINARS AVAILABLE

Webinar Topics Range from Generational Selling to Customer Engagement Techniques CHESTERFIELD, MO (August 26, 2020) – Protective Asset Protection, a leading provider of F&I programs, services and dealer owned warranty company programs, announced today it has made available a new series of pre-recorded educational training webinars, designed to educate, motivate and improve the closing ability for F&I Managers. All educational materials can be accessed…See More
Aug 28
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LEASE CREDIT APPROVAL RATES DIP SLIGHTLY TO 65.1% IN JULY

Lease Approval Ratings Decline While Lease Applications Continue to IncreaseCINCINNATI, OHIO (August 12, 2020) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 65.1% approval rate in July, a slight decline from the June rate of 67.1%.July experienced a higher number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease contract yet saw a slight decrease in the number of applicants who were approved. The approval…See More
Aug 12
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Survey: 80% of Automotive Dealerships Report Partnering with Fewer than Twenty Lenders, Highlighting Competitive Financial Marketplace

Data Reveals Importance of Accuracy and Efficiency in Lending ProcessesBURNABY, BC (August 10, 2020) - Inovatec Systems Corp., a provider of industry-leading, cloud-based software solutions for all financial institutions, announced today the results of its latest survey, where dealers reported partnering with fewer than twenty lenders to finance automotive loans, highlighting a competitive financial marketplace for lenders. The data sheds light to the importance of accurate and efficient…See More
Aug 10
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PureCars' Multi-Channel Digital Advertising Platform Selected By Toyota For Dealer Parts & Service Program

Leading Digital Advertising Platform Helps Toyota Dealers Promote Fixed Ops Programs & OffersATLANTA, July 15, 2020 -- PureCars, a leading provider of digital marketing and advertising insights for automotive dealers, today announced it has expanded its strategic OEM partnership with…See More
Jul 15
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Dealers See Bottom-Line Benefits from a Thorough F&I Product Portfolio Review

The world has witnessed drastic changes in just a few short months. The economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly 50 million workers since the end of February, according to Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics in a recent CNBC1 report.While Moody’s also believes “the COVID-19 recession is over1,” automotive dealers of every size should be taking this time to review every aspect of their business to ensure maximum readiness for when the economy truly turns…See More
Jul 9
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Used vs. New Sales Trends Week of July 4

Topic Expert: Jeremy Anspach, CEO of PureCarsBackground: New-car inventory at the beginning of June was down by a third, compared to the same time last year, according to research from Edmunds.com. At the same time, June auto sales climbed about 3.3% from May, although they are down by 30% compared to a year earlier, according to estimates from Cox Automotive. So, what IS moving as we head into July? Jeremy Anspach from PureCars offers the latest breakdown in make/model and new/used sales data…See More
Jul 8
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PureCars' Automotive Marketing Platform Receives Digital Advertising Certification For The Honda Dealer Program

Leading Digital Advertising Platform Helping Auto Dealers Drive Consumer Demand From COVID-19ATLANTA, July 1, 2020 -- PureCars, a leading provider of digital marketing and advertising insights for automotive dealers, today announced it has been certified as one of the official providers of digital advertising for the …See More
Jul 1
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Jun 18
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Beep Partners with USDOT, AV Industry, and State Transportation Departments for AV Test Initiative

Beep among initial participants selected to promote the safe development and testing of autonomous vehicles across the United StatesBeep, an Orlando-based autonomous shuttle service provider, is among 17 initial participants selected by the United States Department of Transportation  (USDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)  for the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing Initiative (AV TEST…See More
Jun 16
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Are Car Shoppers Getting “COVID Fatigue” In Dealer Ads?

View the latest COVID-19 data report from PureCars.Background: We’re far from “all clear” but evidence of COVID fatigue is everywhere you look. Depending on where you live, you can either step outside or see the myriad ofpictures…See More
Jun 10
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REPAY Announces Partnership with Inovatec Systems Corp

Partnership will enhance payment capabilities for lenders and finance companies across the Inovatec systemRepay Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: RPAY) (“REPAY”), a leading provider of vertically-integrated payment solutions, today announced its partnership with…See More
Jun 9
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PureCars Auto Sales Data May 22 - 28; Used Vehicles Dominate Top Sales

New brand performance sales data from PureCars illustrates which brands, models and new vs. used saw the biggest sales during the period of May 22 - May 28.  Breakdown of Brand % of Sales May 22 - May 28Brand  % of Sales1: Ford  14%2: Toyota 11%3: Chevrolet 11%4: Honda 8%5: Jeep 6%6: Nissan 4%7: Subaru 4%8: Hyundai 4%9: GMC 5%10: Kia  3% Breakdown of Brand / Model / New vs Used May 22 - May 28*10 of the top 15 models sold were used1: Ford, F-150, Used2: Ford, F-150, New3: Chevrolet, Silverado,…See More
Jun 2
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PROTECTIVE ASSET PROTECTION MAKES ONLINE DEALER TRAINING INSTITUTE AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Online Training Program Helps F&I Personnel Elevate Skills to Improve Profit and Customer Satisfaction Levels CHESTERFIELD, MO (May 20, 2020) – Protective Asset Protection, a leading provider of F&I programs, services and dealer owned warranty company programs, has made available its library of professional development training courses to all dealership personnel and agents. This curriculum can be used to help industry professionals sharpen their skills during the COVID-19 pandemic and…See More
May 20

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Protective to Acquire Revolos, Adding Complementary Product Portfolio to Asset Protection Division

Posted on September 25, 2020 at 8:59am 0 Comments

Protective Life Corporation (Protective), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. (TSE:8750), today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the Revolos family of companies.

“Protective’s Asset Protection Division is an important—and growing—part of our business,” said Rich Bielen, President & CEO, Protective.…

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SURVEY SHOWS WHERE AUTO DEALERS WILL LOOK TO INCREASE SPENDING ON DIGITAL ADVERTISING FOR REMAINDER OF 2020

Posted on September 14, 2020 at 2:11pm 0 Comments

Dealers will be Buyers of Social Media, Direct Marketing, & SEO to Attract Customers

 

ATLANTA – (September 14, 2020) – PureCars, a leading provider of digital marketing and advertising insights for automotive dealers, today released results of as recent auto dealer survey that shows how dealers’ digital advertising strategies have shifted since COVID-19, as well as their plans for advertising strategies for the…

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How Dealers Today Leveraged Fixed Ops and Digital Advertising for Quicker Recovery

Posted on September 14, 2020 at 10:29am 0 Comments

Many auto dealerships drastically cut back their overall ad spending during the springtime COVID-19 lockdowns as a way to preserve as much of their bottom line as possible. After all, the annual pace of sales fell sharply to 8.47 million in April1. This was a significant drop from the 17.05 million level it was pacing just a few months earlier in January.

 

However, dealers were one of the earliest segments of business to embrace a message of wide-spread cleanliness…

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Swapalease.com Releases 2020 Vehicle Lease Trends Report Showing Impact Lease Policies Have on Sales, Loyalty, Retention

Posted on August 31, 2020 at 9:50am 0 Comments

Honda, Hyundai, Nissan Among Brands Losing Drivers Due to Unfriendly Policies 

CINCINNATI, OHIO (August 31, 2020) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, unveiled today its latest report on vehicle lease trends and brand retention for leasing: “2020 Vehicle Lease Trends - What’s Motivating Drivers and Dealers to Modernize the Vehicle Lease Experience”.…

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