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 […]

Randolph-Brooks Talks Tech and Why It Won’t Be Using Subscription Services Anytime Soon

A credit union that has built its auto lending brand on building relationships has turned its focus to digital channels. To that end, Live Oak, Texas-based Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union has an extensive auto loan portfolio and is looking to improve member experience. This process starts with mobile capabilities, said Sonya McDonald, RBFCU executive vice […]

Mobiliti to Add 4 States to Footprint by Yearend, CEO Says

By yearend, vehicle subscription startup Mobiliti plans to double the number of markets it serves, adding four East and West Coast states to its footprint, Chief Executive Chance Richie told Auto Finance News. So far, the company services cities in Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas. “The West Coast is a big area of growth […]

Luxury Car Subscription Plans Expansion to Texas, California

Florida-based luxury car subscription service Revolve is planning an expansion to Texas and California in 2019 as well as the introduction of “a few more” lower-priced tiers, Chief Executive Asoka Veeravagu told Auto Finance News. Revolve curates a list of vehicles for which its luxury-car-enthusiast consumer base can subscribe. “South Florida is one of the […]

Fiserv Rebrands to Sagent Lending to Focus on Auto Segment

Financial services technology solutions company Fiserv Inc. is officially rebranding its auto division with a new name — Sagent Lending Technology, the company announced today. The new identity is a move toward the company’s goal to turn its focus on the auto segment, Bret Leech, chief executive, told Auto Finance News. “We needed to launch […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • September 20, 2018
  • Strategy

Increased Consumer Awareness of Depreciation Costs to Boost Subscriptions

The depreciation of a new vehicle and its hidden costs for consumers could drive the market further toward subscription services. “The market today is in good time [for consumers] to think about [subscription services] as an alternative,” Jonathan Banks, vice president of vehicle valuations and analytics at J.D. Power, told Auto Finance News. Depreciation can […]