Nick Zulovich, Senior Editor

When compiling the 19th version of the buy-here, pay-here industry benchmarks, Ken Shilson noticed a metric climb to a level never seen previously — the allowance for bad debts. On one hand, the president of Subprime Analytics and the National Alliance of Buy-Here, Pay-Here Dealers acknowledged the figure could be... Read More

BHPH Report Staff

Advanced Lending & Portfolio Services (ALPS), a division of Westlake Financial Services, tried to make it a simple process for a buy-here, pay-here operator to cash in on his way to departing the space. Earlier this week, Westlake ALPS announced the acquisition of a $14.7 million bulk auto-loam portfolio, which... Read More

NIADA survey shows ‘unprecedented’ positivity

BHPH Report Staff

Cox Automotive’s Tom Webb said earlier this year that buy-here, pay-here dealers were in a “better position.” Then a few weeks later, Ken Shilson with the National Alliance of Buy-Here, Pay-Here Dealers highlighted how “bad news could be good news for BHPH.” More upbeat assessments arrived... Read More

BHPH Report Staff

For the second time this week, a development came to light out of New Jersey that might be relevant to buy-here, pay-here dealerships nationwide. After BHPH Report highlighted how the industry scored a major legislative victory in the Garden State involving the use of GPS and starter-interrupt devices, a case decided by... Read More

Spireon introduces refreshed GPS recovery tool

BHPH Report Staff

Spireon announced updates to Recovery Link — a feature of its one-step GoldStar GPS solutions vehicle recovery system for buy-here, pay-here dealers — which can allow them to automatically send recovery agents locator intelligence on the location of lapsed vehicles through text or email. GoldStar... Read More

Nick Zulovich, Senior Editor

Good news for buy-here, pay-here dealerships in New Jersey — and perhaps in other states, too. Garden State dealers can continue to utilize GPS and starter-interrupt devices. The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association capped a prolonged lobbying effort with a last-minute charge that prevented... Read More

BHPH Report Staff

NIADA recently welcomed two more members of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association's National Member Benefit program. The pair includes the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair and American Solutions for Business. The Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR) is a nonprofit... Read More

BHPH Report Staff

The National Alliance of Buy-Here, Pay-Here Dealers recently announced the details of its 19th annual BHPH Conference at the Wynn/Encore in Las Vegas on May 23 through May 25. NABD president Ken Shilson explained that the theme of this show is “The Changing World of Buy-Here, Pay-Here,” because the event will... Read More