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 […]

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 […]

Toyota Financial Services to Offer Rideshare Rental Program

  • Emma Sandler
  • November 15, 2017
Toyota Financial Services has solicited the white-label mobility service provider Launch Mobility, to jointly create a new short-term rental program for rideshare drivers, the companies announced today. The unnamed service will use off-lease vehicles in the program and is expected to begin as a pilot in Southern California by yearend. Last Updated: 15th November, 2017, 12:49 PM

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 […]

VC Firm Poised to Invest in Mobility Startups by Yearend

  • Emma Sandler
  • October 6, 2017
Autotech Ventures, a venture capital firm that primarily invests in startups, will announce several investments in ground transportation companies within the next few months, Quin Garcia, managing director of the VC, told Auto Finance News. “We are actively looking at several companies across the ground transportation spectrum, but unfortunately cannot go into specifics beyond that,” […]
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