In Two Deals, ALD Automotive Looks to Pump Up Its Consumer Leasing

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 11, 2017
ALD Automotive, the car financing arm of Societe Generale, will continue to expand its presence in the French consumer lease market this year. That according to the first-quarter earnings report on May 5 of Societe Generale, the massive French bank which has a market capitalization of about $44 billion. ALD offers leasing and fleet management services to […]

Will BlaBlaCar’s Short-Distance Carpooling Include Leasing Incentives?

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 9, 2017
BlaBlaCar launched a new app and service — BlaBlaLines — designed for short-distance carpooling and daily commutes so that carpoolers can leave their car at home. The service will be launched progressively, but was initially made available to Android users in select French cities last week. The new service comes just one month after BlaBlaCar […]

Mobility Buzz Pivots to Cover Evolution of Mobility Finance

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 4, 2017
In true startup fashion, we are pivoting Mobility Buzz to focus on the financing and insuring of alternative transportation. As such, Mobility Buzz, a Royal Media venture, is adopting a new name, Mobility Finance, and reside at mobilityfinance.net. Readers will see the changes go into effect over the next day or so. We started Mobility Buzz to delve […]

BlaBlaCar Inks Deal to Offer Leasing for ‘Most Active’ Carpoolers

  • Natalie Mattila
  • April 6, 2017
If you are a long-distance carpooler in France, you could benefit from a discount on your next car lease. But there’s a catch. You have to be one of BlaBlaCar’s French “Ambassadors” — the platform’s most active members — to access the car-as-a-service package. BlaBlaCar, a long-distance carpooling startup, sealed a deal with leasing company […]