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Lease Credit Approval Rates Dip To 65% In June

More Demand From Consumers Seeking Existing Lease Contracts at Price Points Negotiated When Dealer Incentives Were More PrevalentSwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 65% approval rate entering July, a drop from the 72.4% mark registered in May.Although lease origination activity at dealerships was down in Q1[1], lease takeover activity has remained strong, with many shoppers taking…See More
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Inovatec Systems Corp. Partners with ZestFinance to Enhance Lending Procedures

Inovatec Systems Corp., a provider of industry-leading, cloud-based software solutions for all financial institutions, and ZestFinance, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) software, today announced their strategic partnership to enhance lending procedures in the financial services industry.Inovatec will integrate Zest Automated Machine Learning software (ZAML) into its business process management technology to help lenders immediately improve their underwriting results with custom machine…See More
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Nissan Increases Prices om New Lease Deals in June According to Wantalease.com

NISSAN INCREASES PRICES ON NEW LEASE DEALS IN JUNE ACCORDING TO WANTALEASE.COMSeveral Manufacturer Prices Fluctuate on Small, Mid-Size and Luxury SUVsWantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings, showing price increases on a number of today’s popular Nissan leases. While most vehicles maintained their prices from May, a number of manufacturers had price fluctuations on small, mid-size and luxury…See More
Jun 26
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Despite consumer demand, auto dealers struggle to provide complete digital solutions

Continue to grapple with consumer time at dealership, unverifiable credit application data, and fraudulent transactionsA new automotive survey from Equifax finds that dealers understand digital retail solutions, but may struggle in providing such solutions to customers. The online survey polled 135 dealers around the U.S. to get a better understanding of current trends in retail transactions, credit applications, vehicle financing, fraud; and their prospects of offering online digital retailing…See More
Jun 25
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NEW ANALYSIS SHOWS CLAIMS FIVE YEAR TRENDS FOR GAP COVERAGE AND SERVICE CONTRACTS

Data Shows Various Impacts and Complexity of Vehicle Repairs on ClaimsProtective Asset Protection, a provider of F&I programs, services and dealer owned warranty company programs, announced today, a new set of data analysis showing how much average claims have increased annually for GAP payouts and Vehicle Service Contract (VSC) claims dating back to 2014.The average GAP claim payout has risen 19.5% between 2014 and 2018 for new vehicles, and a 95% increase over the same time for used…See More
Jun 6
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Selling F&I Products On Alternate Fuel Vehicles? Here’s What To Know

Current estimates put roughly one million electric vehicles on the road in the U.S. today. According to media reports, this milestone was achieved just a few months ago. Proponents of the technology agree that this is a small number, compared to the more than 270…See More
May 31
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Motor Information Systems Releases New White Paper That Shows How To Create More OE Parts Demand

Data Providers Can Help Expand Opportunities for Mechanical Wholesale & Collision Wholesale ProgramsMOTOR Information Systems, one of the world’s premier suppliers of automotive data and a trusted partner of leading Automakers, today unveiled a new educational white paper for Original Equipment Parts Manufacturers and the greater automotive parts industry: “How to generate more demand for OE Parts”.…See More
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Latest Equifax Auto Credit Trends Illustrate Rising Subprime Activity

A few notes on subprime loan origination and balance activity:Subprime auto loan originations have a corresponding total balance of $7.07 billion, a 5.3% increase year-over-year.The average subprime loan amount was $18,934. This is a 5.0% increase compared to January 2018. Auto Loan Originations Observations through January 2019 reported as of March 2019:1.78 million auto loans, totaling $41.3 billion, have been originated year-to-date. This is a 0.8% increase in accounts and a 2.8% increase in…See More
May 16
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Lease Credit Approval Rates Rise to 72% In April

Lease Approval Ratings in April Reach Their Highest Since August of 2018, making it the strongest month of the yearSwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 72% approval rate in April, a rise from the March rate of 70.7%.April experienced a higher number of applicants with qualifications that led to more approvals for taking over another person’s lease contract during the month. April saw a slight increase in approval ratings…See More
May 13
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Q1 Vehicle Lease Report: Is the Luxury Sports Sedan Dying for Leasing?

Is The Luxury Sports Sedan Lease Dead? For decades, sports cars and luxury sedans dominated the lease market and enjoyed significant marketshare on the Swapalease.com online lease marketplace. New data from the Q1 lease trends report consumer survey shows that domination may be over. When asked what type of lease they would most likely get into next, only 11.2% of consumers listed luxury sports sedans, significantly down from 17.7% a year earlier. What's replacing this? More than a third…See More
Apr 30
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75% Of Auto Lease Prices Remain Steady Into April, Ford Increases Price On Several Models

Majority of Automotive Brands Maintain Their Prices on New Leases in the Month of AprilWantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings for the month of April.  The majority of brands maintained their prices from March, while Ford increased their prices on a variety of vehicles.While many manufacturers maintained their prices in the month of April, the Nissan Sentra continues to come in as the most affordable…See More
Apr 24
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Swapalease.com Announces Its Top Vehicles for The Summer

Users Voted on What They Believe are the Top Vehicles for the Summer Months Based on LocationSwapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, today announced their selections on the “top vehicles for the summer season.” Swapalease collected data from users in top markets on which vehicles they prefer to lease for the summer months based on their location.  There has been an increase in users searching for a variety of leases pending the upcoming summer months.The top vehicles for…See More
Apr 17
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Lease Credit Approval Rates Rise To 70.7% In March

Lease Approval Ratings in March Reach Their Highest Rate Since October of 2018 with an Increase of 4.8% this month  CINCINNATI, OHIO (April 10, 2019) – Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 70.7% approval rate in March, a rise from the February rate of 65.9%. March experienced a higher number of applicants with qualifications that led to more approvals for taking over another person’s lease contract during the month. March…See More
Apr 10
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Equifax and FICO introduce strategic partnership to deliver the Data Decisions Cloud

Industry leaders to integrate differentiated data and precision decisioning to help financial institutions optimize interactions with customers To increase velocity for deploying predictive models, FICO and…See More
Mar 27

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Lease Credit Approval Rates Dip To 65% In June

Posted on July 18, 2019 at 10:09am 0 Comments

More Demand From Consumers Seeking Existing Lease Contracts at Price Points Negotiated When Dealer Incentives Were More Prevalent

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 65% approval rate entering July, a drop from the 72.4% mark registered in May.

Although lease origination activity at dealerships was down in Q1[1], lease takeover activity has…

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Inovatec Systems Corp. Partners with ZestFinance to Enhance Lending Procedures

Posted on July 16, 2019 at 11:54am 0 Comments

Inovatec Systems Corp., a provider of industry-leading, cloud-based software solutions for all financial institutions, and ZestFinance, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) software, today announced their strategic partnership to enhance lending procedures in the financial services industry.

Inovatec will integrate Zest Automated Machine Learning software (ZAML) into its business process management technology to help lenders immediately improve their underwriting results with…

Continue

Nissan Increases Prices om New Lease Deals in June According to Wantalease.com

Posted on June 26, 2019 at 3:43pm 0 Comments

NISSAN INCREASES PRICES ON NEW LEASE DEALS IN JUNE ACCORDING TO WANTALEASE.COM

Several Manufacturer Prices Fluctuate on Small, Mid-Size and Luxury SUVs

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online car lease marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings, showing price increases on a number of today’s popular Nissan leases. While most vehicles maintained their prices from May, a number of manufacturers had price…

Continue

Despite consumer demand, auto dealers struggle to provide complete digital solutions

Posted on June 25, 2019 at 11:30am 0 Comments

Continue to grapple with consumer time at dealership, unverifiable credit application data, and fraudulent transactions

A new automotive survey from Equifax finds that dealers understand digital retail solutions, but may struggle in providing such solutions to customers. The online survey polled 135 dealers around the U.S. to get a better understanding of current trends in retail transactions, credit applications, vehicle financing,…

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