JM Family names new CEO

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JM Family Enterprises will have a new chief executive officer on July 1. Replacing Colin Brown, who was appointed CEO in 2003 by company founder Jim Moran, will be Brent Burns, who is JM’s current president and chief operating officer. Brown will remain board chairman and provide guidance to Burns in the new... Read More

PODCAST: Making auto finance more efficient

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Automotive finance has gone from a world of paper stacks and faxes to smartphones and apps. It’s also starting to become a lot more efficient, as players like SpringboardAuto aim to provide end-to-end car financing online. Hear what Jim Landy, founder and chief executive of SpringboardAuto, had to say... Read More

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While at least in some places of the country the weather is improving, over at Swapalease.com, site officials are noticing an enhancement to lease-transfer approvals, too. According to an update shared on Tuesday, Swapalease.com reported vehicle lease credit applicants registered a 67.3 percent approval rate in March, a... Read More

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Before dealer principals and store managers brush aside the issue by stating something like, “I’m a car guy, not an accountant,” NADA Academy instructor Eric Dreisbach shared eight potential pitfalls of a financial practice many dealerships might use — work-in-process (WIP) accounting. In a blog... Read More

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Dealers who purchase vehicles through non-auction channels can now save time during the funding process with the help of a new feature NextGear Capital has added to its Account Portal platform. Once notice of title is given, the new feature called Rapid Pay allows eligible dealers to initiate financing on vehicles... Read More

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While compact cars continue to have the most affordable monthly lease payment, Wantalease.com is noticing that actions by automakers to keep trucks and SUVs attractive are spilling over into trends on its site. Wantalease.com reported that the Nissan Sentra is currently priced the lowest of all vehicles, coming in at... Read More

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Some of the world’s leading experts in artificial intelligence (AI), applied analytics and decision management will gather in Miami Beach, Fla., later this month for FICO World 2018. Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO highlighted that Sebastian Thrun, chief executive officer of Kitty Hawk Corp., and... Read More

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Darwin Automotive announced Monday that ELEAD1ONE will integrate Darwin's F&I software with both its DealBuilder Showroom and DealBuilder Online solutions. Salespeople can use ELEAD1ONE's DealBuilder Showroom to manage the test drive process and map routes. Along with providing customers... Read More