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” […]

Fair to Close Funding Round, Secures Offers for Nearly $1 Billion in Capital

  • Natalie Mattila
  • October 23, 2017
Fair — a used-car, no commitment leasing app — is closing a strategic funding round for an undisclosed amount and has additionally secured offers for nearly $1 billion in capital from a group of institutional investment banks, the company announced today. The funding round was led by BMW i Ventures, and includes investments from other strategic […]

Canadian Digital Platform Launches U.S. Version

  • Natalie Mattila
  • October 20, 2017
USA Drives, the U.S. division of auto loan platform Canada Drives, is already seeing a quick consumer and dealer adoption rate one month after launching, founder and co-Chief Executive Cody Green told Auto Finance News. Vancouver-based Canada Drives launched in 2010 and works with dealer partners’ existing lenders to secure indirect financing or personal loans for the vehicle they […]

Fair Aims to Transform Car Ownership [VIDEO]

  • Natalie Mattila
  • October 13, 2017
Used-car leasing app Fair launched last month, which the founders are calling an “iTunes account for your car” offering an all-in-one monthly payment model. And just a few weeks ago, the startup released a demo video showcasing its innovative business model. In short, Fair is buying used cars from dealerships and charging consumers to drive that vehicle […]

Capital One Adjusts Taxi Underwriting as Rideshares Disrupt the Market

  • Natalie Mattila
  • July 27, 2017
Capital One Financial Corp. is making changes to its commercial taxi medallion lending portfolio by restructuring loans to protect its collateral as rideshares disrupt the industry, Chief Financial Officer Scott Blackley said on the company’s second quarter earnings call last week. “We’re working aggressively with our borrowers to restructure loans where possible; we’re taking steps […]
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