Bentley Trials Free On-Demand Carshare Service

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 2, 2017
Another luxury vehicle brand has entered into the mobility space, and this time it’s Bentley. The car brand, under the Volkswagen AG umbrella, has created an app-based service called Bentley on Demand that allows existing Bentley owners to summon a Bentley of their choice and use the vehicle free of charge for up to five days. The car […]

Opportunity for Auto Finance Recognition is Now, Fair President Says [VIDEO]

  • Natalie Mattila
  • June 1, 2017
Auto finance does not get enough recognition, especially since those financial institutions are the ones who “truly take care of the customer,” Georg Bauer, co-founder and president of startup Fair, said at the recent Auto Finance Innovation 2017 event. Manufacturers and dealers have their own — and sometimes conflicting — interests in the space, Bauer told attendees. […]

Top Industry Innovators Aiming to Transform Auto Finance

  • Larissa Padden
  • June 1, 2017
Technology has transformed the way consumers want to shop and finance vehicles, and even how they want to communicate with companies. Fintech is no longer a buzzword from the world of payments and banking, and auto finance lenders are evolving with the times. Below is Auto Finance News’ annual list of Industry Innovators leading the […]

10 Innovative Startups Disrupting Mobility Finance

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 30, 2017
It’s old hat now to say that auto finance is an industry ripe for disruption because, quite frankly, it’s already happening. From keyless carsharing technology to bringing the entire car-buying process online — including discovery, financing, purchase, and trade-ins — the shakeup of finance is well underway. Each company has a different business model and offers consumers […]

Toyota Doubles Down on Blockchain Tech for Autonomous Vehicles

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 23, 2017
Toyota Research Institute launched a consortium yesterday to explore use-cases for blockchain in self-driving cars, signalling that this technology is “something worth exploring” within mobility, Chris Ballinger, the company’s chief financial officer and director of mobility services, told Mobility Finance. TRI partnered with MIT Media Lab and other industry players to create the digital environment. Blockchain technology sends information over a network of […]
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