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 […]

Toyota Establishes New Mobility Service Unit

  • Emma Sandler
  • December 22, 2017
Toyota Motor Corp. will merge its subsidiary Toyota Fleet Leasing Co. Ltd. with its second-tier subsidiary Toyota Tokyo Rental & Leasing Co. Ltd. to establish a new company — Toyota Mobility Service Co. Ltd. — on April 1, 2018, the company announced yesterday. Specific initiatives of Toyota Mobility Service Co. include collaborating with Toyota’s in-house […]

Daimler Mobility Services Acquires French Uber Competitor

  • Emma Sandler
  • December 22, 2017
Daimler Mobility Services — which is under the operation of Daimler Financial Services — acquired a majority stake in Chauffeur Privé, a private-hire vehicle service in France, yesterday. Daimler Mobility Services now controls more than 50%, with the intention to fully acquire Chauffeur Privé by 2019, the company said in an announcement. Financial details were […]

GM Financial Joins Hyperledger to Test Blockchain

  • Emma Sandler
  • December 22, 2017
General Motors Financial Co. has joined as a general member of Hyperledger — an open-source collaborative effort from the Linux Foundation created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. Blockchain is the same technology used by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, and provides secure online data transfers by allowing sensitive financial data to be transmitted electronically without an […]

Porsche Targets Fintech, Mobility Startups for New Accelerator

  • Emma Sandler
  • December 7, 2017
Porsche Digital, in partnership with Axel Springer Digital Ventures, will launch an accelerator in spring 2018 to support business ideas that have a high-market potential, which include fintech and mobility, Auto Finance News has learned. Porsche Digital is a wholly owned subsidiary of Porsche AG and serves as its digital mobility center. The unnamed accelerator, […]
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