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Used Vehicle Retention Index Ticks Up in June

Black Book analysts say full-size vans and premium sports cars helped used-vehicle values start summer on a strong note, ticking up 0.6% from May to finish at 115 in June.

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Black Book Launches Anti-Powerbooking Solution

Black Book has unveiled Asset Verification Tool, a proprietary VIN-level identifier designed to help auto finance sources reduce the risk of fraud at loan origination.

ADT Announces Winners of 2019 Dealers’ Choice Awards

Auto Dealer Today has revealed the winners of the 15th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards, a program that gives dealers and dealership personnel the opportunity to recognize their favorite vendors, suppliers, and finance sources in 35 categories.

Study: Off-Lease Supply Drives Pre-Owned Demand

TransUnion analysts report more consumers in the prime and superprime credit tiers are choosing to buy used as off-lease units continue to flood the market, offering a budget-friendly alternative to increasingly expensive new cars.

Spireon Appoints Skutta President of Automotive

Spireon has united multiple automotive channels into a single division to be led by TrueCar and Autotrader veteran Brian Skutta.

Experian: Facing Higher Loan Amounts, Prime Buyers Go Used

More consumers in the prime and superprime credit tiers opted for used vehicles as concerns around affordability grew in the first quarter, according to the latest report from Experian.

Study: Tesla Drivers Have Highest Credit Scores

An analysis of more than 35,000 loans for pre-owned vehicles on the LendingTree platform finds Tesla, Porsche, and Lexus buyers had the highest average credit scores.

Auto Loan Interest Rates Hit 10-Year High

Edmunds says the average APR for a U.S. new-vehicle loan was 6.36% in March, putting dealers and consumers on the cusp of a ‘dramatic shift’ toward the used-car market.

Senate Committee Narrowly Confirms Trump’s Pick to Head BCFP

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kathy Kraninger, current associate director for general government at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), was approved by the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing on Urban Affairs to lead the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP) by a narrow 13-12 vote. Thursday’s vote sends President Donald Trump’s pick to head ... Read More »

FTC Charges Arizona Group With Falsifying Incomes on Consumer Credit Apps

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three weeks after announcing the completion of a seven-state sweep regarding compliance with its Used Car Rule, the Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday it has charged a group of four dealerships with a range of illegal activities, including falsifying consumers’ income and down payment information on credit applications and misrepresenting financial ... Read More »