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Beep Appoints Clayton Tino as Chief Technology Officer

Extensive Experience in Engineering, Platform Design and Software Development

to Innovate and Scale Mobility Platform

Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, today announced it has appointed Clayton Tino, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Tino will focus his efforts on defining and managing Beep’s product strategy and delivery.

Tino has extensive technology experience in platform design and software development. Prior to joining Beep, he…

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Added by John Sternal on December 11, 2019 at 10:13am — No Comments

New Lease Data Forecasts Which Vehicles are Best Price to Lease in the Month of December

Wantalease.com Data Shows that Cars and SUVs could offer Attractive Lease Deals for December Year-End Promotions based on November Lease Trends

Wantalease.com, the nation’s first online marketplace for new lease deals, reports the latest update on new lease offerings for the month of November, and forecasts new leasing trends for the month of December.  Several manufacturers offered attractive discounts and competitive pricing on compact cars and SUVs, while most luxury and…

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Added by John Sternal on November 26, 2019 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Slight Downturn In Lease Credit Approvals In October

Lease Approval Ratings Drop Slightly to 68.8% in October Following Increase in September

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 68.8% approval rate in October, a modest dip from the September rate of 72.9%.…

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Added by John Sternal on November 14, 2019 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Auto Loan & Lease Origination Data Reported as of August 2019

Auto Loan Originations Observations

Originations through June 2019 reported as of August 2019

  • 12.3 million auto loans, totaling $286.2 billion, have been originated year-to-date. This is a 0.6% decrease in accounts and a 2.6% increase in balances over this time last year.
  • Auto loans represent 86.6% of all auto account originations and 90.0% of all auto origination balances YTD.
  • 2.68 million auto loans have been…
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Added by John Sternal on November 14, 2019 at 11:53am — No Comments

Survey Reveals Customer Pain Points In Financial Lending Processes, Lenders Heed Operational Efficiency Challenges

Majority of Consumers Report Complaints Related to Time and Efficiency in the Automotive Lending Process

Inovatec Systems Corp., a provider of industry-leading, cloud-based software solutions for all financial institutions, today announced the results of its latest survey, revealing consumer pain-points associated with lenders when financing a vehicle.

When asked about the biggest complaint associated with financing their last vehicle, 56.8% of consumers said that…

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Added by John Sternal on October 28, 2019 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Lease Credit Approval Rates Rise to 72.9% in September

Lease Approval Ratings Increase by 4% in the Month of September, Reaching the Highest Approval Rating Since March of 2016

 

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 72.9% approval rate in September, a 4% increase from the August rate of 68.9%. September had the highest number of credit approvals in nearly three years. The last time credit approvals registered higher than 72.9% was in March of 2016,…

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Added by John Sternal on October 28, 2019 at 2:53pm — No Comments

Inovatec Systems Corp. Partners with Inverite Verification in Strategic Partnership

Inovatec Systems Corp., a provider of industry-leading, cloud-based software solutions for all financial institutions, and Inverite Verification, the leading open-banking provider with coverage for over 275 Canadian Financial Institutions, today announced their strategic partnership to increase operational efficiencies for lenders.  

Inovatec will integrate with Inverite to increase the speed of lending decisions through income verification, transaction history and risk scores to help…

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Added by John Sternal on October 22, 2019 at 10:16am — No Comments

5 “Spooktacular” Lease Deals for Halloween

Swapalease.com Compiled 5 Most Reasonably Priced Automobile Leases Around the Country



Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, today announced the five best lease deals for the Halloween holiday. Vehicles were selected by Swapalease.com advisors based on new lease price data for the month of October. Swapalease.com customer advisors help guide shoppers into the right lease vehicle that fits their automotive needs.



The…

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Added by John Sternal on October 8, 2019 at 9:36am — No Comments

CARFAX Canada VIN Scan Integrates with Inovatec to Provide Unmatched Vehicle Insights

Inovatec Systems Corp. has chosen CARFAX Canada VIN Scan to help power their industry-leading, cloud-based lending software solutions. The partnership enables Inovatec users to adjudicate lease and finance applications with greater efficiency and accuracy.

CARFAX Canada has billions of data records from thousands of unique sources, including data that can't be found anywhere else. VIN Scan leverages this information to provide high-level insight into key vehicle attributes. The system…

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Added by John Sternal on September 25, 2019 at 12:02pm — No Comments

WANTALEASE.COM: CADILLAC ESCALADE INCREASES IN PRICE BY 39.19% IN SEPTEMBER

Amid Ongoing General Motors Strike, the Cadillac Escalade Payment Increases by Nearly 40%

Wantalease.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 September.  While the majority of automotive brand prices remained steady into September, some GM models saw price increases. 

The Cadillac Escalade increased in price by $326.94 this month, bringing its monthly payment to $799 per…

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Added by John Sternal on September 25, 2019 at 9:10am — No Comments

Lease Credit Approvals Dip Slightly To 68.9% in August

Lease Approval Ratings Drop Slightly in August Following Increase in July

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 68.9% approval rate in August, a slight dip from the July rate of 69.1%.

 

August experienced a higher number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease, as well as the highest number of applicants year-to-date. The month had a slightly lower approval…

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Added by John Sternal on September 18, 2019 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Auto Loan & Lease Origination Data Through April 2019

Here is the most recent auto loan and lease origination data and trends from Equifax. 

 

Key Highlights: The percent of subprime to the total originations is at the lowest point since 2011 (currently at 20.7%).

 

Auto Loan Originations Observations reported through April 2019

  • 7.96 million auto loans, totaling $183.9 billion were originated year-to-date. This is a 0.3% decrease in accounts and a 2.3% increase in…
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Added by John Sternal on September 11, 2019 at 2:26pm — No Comments

PROTECTIVE ASSET PROTECTION INTRODUCES ITS DEALER TRAINING INSTITUTE

Online Training Program Helps F&I Personnel Better Understand Product Offerings

To Elevate Profit and Customer Satisfaction Levels…

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Added by John Sternal on September 5, 2019 at 9:19am — No Comments

MAJORITY OF TRUCK AND SUV PRICES DROP IN AUGUST PENDING 2020 RELEASES

While 67% Of Auto Lease Prices Remained Steady in August, Trucks and SUVs Experienced Significant Price Drops

Wantalease.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 August.  Over 33% of today’s popular automotive manufacturers of trucks and SUVs offered generous discounts on new lease deals.

While most car prices have remained steady in August, manufacturers offered…

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Added by John Sternal on August 26, 2019 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Swapalease Data: Are Crossovers Not in Demand for Leasing?

Crossovers Not Seeing Growth in Leasing?

A year ago, roughly 7.4% of drivers polled said they would shop for a crossover if they needed to go out and lease a vehicle that day. A year later, that number dipped slightly to 7.1%. With all the explosive growth in Crossover production, is it not a vehicle that appeals to the lease crowd?

Does Payment Threshold Really Matter?

A year ago, the average lease payment was…

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Added by John Sternal on August 20, 2019 at 10:07am — No Comments

Lease Credit Approval Rates Rise to 69.1% in July

Lease Approval Ratings Improve in July Following Slight Dip in June

Swapalease.com, the nation’s largest car lease marketplace, reports car lease credit applicants registered a 69.1% approval rate in July, a rise from the June rate of 65%. July experienced a strong number of applicants with qualifications for taking over another person’s lease, and a slight approval rating increase following a dip in approvals for June.

 

July saw a slight decrease in approval…

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Added by John Sternal on August 15, 2019 at 1:59pm — No Comments

JTA, Beep, First Transit and NAVYA hold autonomous vehicle emergency training for local first responders

acksonville-area first responders, fire fighters and law enforcement officials are more prepared for the future of public transportation after completing emergency training with autonomous vehicles.

The JTA, along with Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company Beep, First Transit and autonomous vehicle manufacturer NAVYA, hosted a day-long training session at the North Florida TPO campus, focusing on the latest AV technology and how first responders should address emergency…

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Added by John Sternal on August 15, 2019 at 9:15am — No Comments

Latest Equifax Auto Credit Trends Illustrate Softening Loan Balances

Here are the latest auto credit trends as reported by Equifax through March 2019:

 

  • Equifax is reporting data that show the increase in loan balances on both financed and leased vehicles may beginning to slow.
  • Balances on loans in the period ending January 2019 showed an increase of 2.8% from the year earlier, this number shrunk to just 1.3% in the period ending March 2019.
  • Balances on leases in the period ending January 2019 showed an increase of 3.0%…
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Added by John Sternal on August 14, 2019 at 9:59am — No Comments

Beep Selects Bestmile To Plan, Manage, and Optimize Autonomous Vehicle Fleets

Autonomous Mobility Solutions Company Partners with Leading Fleet Orchestration Platform to Deliver Intelligent, Consistent, Autonomous Mobility Services



Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, today announced a partnership with Bestmile, the leading fleet orchestration platform. Through this partnership, Beep will leverage the market…

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Added by John Sternal on August 13, 2019 at 11:19am — No Comments

8 Vehicles Millennials Have Redefined

Regardless of whether you are on the side that believes Millennials like or dislike personal automotive commitment, no doubt their unique perspective on automobiles and vehicle shopping may forever change the way certain vehicles were once perceived. According to the customer advisor specialists at Swapalease.com, who consult with…

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Added by John Sternal on August 5, 2019 at 3:43pm — No Comments

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