Tesla Files to Issue Inaugural Auto Lease Securitization

  • Natalie Mattila
  • January 29, 2018
There might be a new entrant in the auto asset-backed securitization market. Tesla Inc. issued an ABS-15G filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week, indicating the electric car maker will establish a Tesla Auto Lease Trust. The manufacturer is poised to issue a bond backed by leases on its electric cars in an […]

Call for Speakers: AFN Scouts Forward-Thinkers for Auto Finance Innovation

  • Natalie Mattila
  • January 23, 2018
Auto Finance News is calling for dynamic and forward-thinking auto finance professionals to join the speaker roster for the third annual Auto Finance Innovation event, slated for March 7-8, at the Parc 55 San Francisco. Help shape our agenda for 2018 and beyond by letting us know which speakers you would like to hear from, and what topics […]

EVs, Driverless Cars Spark Most Interest From Millennials, Chase Finds

  • Natalie Mattila
  • December 20, 2017
Millennials are showing the most interest in purchasing an electric or autonomous vehicle over other age groups, according to a recent study conducted by Chase Auto Finance. Chase found that 43% of millennials are likely to purchase an electric vehicle, as compared to 37% of consumers ages 35 to 44; 20% of consumers ages 45 […]

Partnerships ‘More Productive’ Than Equity Investments, Getaround CFO Says

  • Natalie Mattila
  • November 30, 2017
LAS VEGAS — While equity investments are beneficial for startups, “arms-length” transactions or strategic partnerships that rely on factors other than equity return are often “more productive,” Getaround’s Chief Financial Officer Adam Kosmicki said at the 2017 Auto Finance Summit. “The expected value of [that equity investment] can often be a lot lower than investing internally […]

BMW Investment in Fair Signals Potential Partnership

  • Natalie Mattila
  • November 17, 2017
BMW i Ventures’ recent investment in Fair — a used-car, no commitment leasing app — might evolve into a “strategic business partnership,” Fair Co-Founder Georg Bauer said at the Auto Finance Summit. “There are ways of turning this monetary investment into a strategic business partnership,” Bauer said, adding that, for now, it is “a starting point” […]
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