General Motors to Shut Down Cadillac Subscription Service by Yearend

General Motors Co. is reportedly hitting the pause button on its vehicle-subscription service, Book by Cadillac after launching nearly two years ago in Los Angeles, Dallas, and New York. A GM spokesman confirmed the OEM plans to shut down the service by yearend, the Wall Street Journal reported. However, there is still a chance that […]

Costco Auto to Expand Members-Only Incentive Program Next Year

Costco will be expanding Member-Only Incentives, unlike the Holiday Sales Event, Member-Only Incentives are 60 days in length and can be targeted by model and/or region. They can also occur more frequently throughout the year. “We hope to expand sales programs, having multiple OEMs to pinpoint added incentives just for Costco members,” Rick Borg, executive vice president […]

Earnings Roundup: Ford, GM, CapOne Achieve Growth in 1Q

Ford Motor Credit Co., GM Financial, and Capital One Auto Finance all grew their portfolios in the first quarter despite a mixed environment for originations, delinquencies, and charge-offs. Ford Motor Credit Ford Motor Credit originated 93,000 loans in the first quarter down from 98,000 the same period the year prior. Despite that, the company grew […]

Disruptive Economy Offers ‘Big Role’ for Auto Lenders, GM Financial CEO Says [VIDEO]

Mobility and disruptive technology continue to develop in the automotive industry, and there’s a “big role” for auto finance companies in a disruptive economy, according to Dan Berce, president and chief executive of General Motors Financial Co. As General Motors Co. — GM Financial’s parent — takes more strides into emerging mobility and autonomous technologies, […]

Vehicle Sales Fall for First Time in 7 Years

The sales downturn that lenders have been anticipating for some time has arrived. Manufacturers on Wednesday reported a decline of about 1.8 percent in 2017 new vehicle sales, to 17.2 million cars and light trucks, following a seven-year streak of growth. U.S. auto sales for 2018 are further forecasted to drop to 16.5 million units, according […]

GM Financial Explores Options for Push Notifications Through OnStar

LAS VEGAS — General Motors Financial Co. is “in a discussion phase” to explore ways to utilize OnStar navigation and security systems to push notifications about payment information to borrowers, President and Chief Executive Dan Berce said. OnStar is a subsidiary of General Motors Co. and services 11 million customers globally. “With vehicles increasingly becoming […]

GM Financial Braces for Off-Lease Vehicle ‘Onslaught’ in 2018, CEO Says

LAS VEGAS — General Motors Financial Co. has sustained double-digit year-over-year loan and lease growth this year, however, depreciating used-vehicle values will create headwinds moving forward, said President and Chief Executive Dan Berce. “Our key goal for GMF is to survive the residual value onslaught as supply is going to keep through until 2019,” Berce […]
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