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- BMO Harris Bank’s Auto Business Exiting 12 StatesThe Chicago-based bank notified dealers in approximately 12 states that it’s refocusing its indirect auto business to its core market states, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Arizona and Florida.
- Cox Completes Acquisition of DealertrackDealertrack unloaded its inventory management solution today, clearing the way for Cox Automotive to complete its acquisition of the software maker. The announcement comes a day after the Justice Department challenged the merger between the two software giants.
- Westlake Expanding Dallas Servicing TeamThis week, Westlake Financial Service began its recruitment process as part of its plans to expand the servicing team in its Dallas production center, which opened its doors this past January.
- CFPB Takes Action Against Westlake and Its Title-Lending SubsidiaryThe bureau ordered the subprime auto finance source and its subsidiary to pay a $4.25 million civil penalty for illegal debt-collection tactics and $44.1 million in consumer redress.
- CFPB Accused of Using ‘Junk Science’ to Regulate Auto LendingCFPB Director Richard Cordray was met with hostility on Tuesday during the bureau’s semi-annual report to Congress. The hearing took place a day before a House committee passed two CFPB reform bills.
- Volkswagen Plans to Fix Emissions-Rigged VehiclesVolkswagen AG plans to refit all 11 million vehicles involved in the emissions-rigging scandal. It also announced significant changes to its top leadership, while dealers await answers.
- Cox Must Divest Dealertrack's Inventory Management Solution, DOJ SaysThe Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit this week to block Cox Automotive’s acquisition of Dealertrack. The regulator said Cox must divest Dealertrack’s inventory management solution business in order to move forward with the transaction.
- Dealers Who Leverage Data Sell More, AutoAlert FindsConsumers are keeping their cars longer and consequently buying fewer vehicles over their lifetime. But results of a new survey from AutoAlert shows that dealers can sell more cars when they use customer data to reach out to potential buyers.
- CNA National Reaches Three Million Contracts in ForceAs of last month, CNA National now has more than three million contracts in force across its product lines, including vehicle service contracts, GAP, tire-and-wheel protection and warranties.
- Fifth Third Bank to Cap Dealer MarkupsThe CFPB and DOJ announced two actions against Fifth Third Bank on Monday, one of which requires the finance source to pay $18 million in restitution to minority auto loan borrowers, as well as limit its dealer partners’ ability to markup interest rates on auto loans.
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- Miami Ranked Lowest for U.S. Rental RatesMiami has the least expensive rental car rates in the U.S., according to a Cheap Car Rental survey that looked at 50 U.S. cities over the past 12 months.
- Enterprise Offers $9.99 Weekend SpecialAt participating Enterprise neighborhood locations (non-airport), customers can rent vehicles at $9.99 per day when renting Friday through Monday this fall.
- Europcar Australia Sees Booking Increase for SummerEuropcar’s rental bookings for the summer have increased as more Australians plan to stay at home for the holiday this year.
- Carvenient’s Carsharing Service Launches in ReadingCarvenient Club’s has launched its smart fortwo carsharing fleet in the city of Reading, England.
- AgentCars Partners with Sales Agent to Expand in Latin AmericaRentingCarz, the holding company for AgentCars’ online rental car platform, has teamed up with Discover the World’s sales teams to reach 13 Latin American countries.
- Hertz UAE Adds Fuel-Efficient ModelsThe car rental company has added more than 1,600 new vehicles that offer low carbon dioxide emissions and high fuel economy.
- Servodidio Now Leading Avis Budget's International MarketMark J. Servodidio has started his new role as president, International, for Avis Budget Group, as part of a senior management succession plan.
- September Airport Rates Down in All RegionsThe September 2015 average rate quote decreased $5.92 from last year, according to The Tennant Group and Rate-Highway’s 50-City rate survey. All five U.S. regions saw a drop in rates.
- Spin City Launches Carsharing in CroatiaSpin City Carsharing will launch its carsharing service in Croatia’s capital city this fall. The company will operate 30 vehicles around the city of Zagreb.
- Paris Tops Car Rental Pickup Cities for U.S. TravelersAfter looking at the most popular rental pickup cities around the world from June through August 2015, Auto Europe’s study found that European capital cities (including Paris) stood out as the favorites for U.S. travelers.
- Miami Ranked Lowest for U.S. Rental Rates
- FAA Hopes to Send Message with $1.9 Million Penalty Against Drone PhotographerThe U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is proposing the largest fine to date against a drone operator as the agency cracks down on the booming use of unmanned aircraft in congested skies over populated areas. The agency said Tuesday it was …
- UK Insurers & Banks Need Must Appoint Whistleblower ‘Champion’ in UK RulesUK banks and insurers must appoint a senior manager to “champion” internal whistleblowers as regulators attempt to protect tipsters who come forward with evidence of illegal conduct. The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority published the rules Tuesday, …
- Japan Post’s IPO Listings – Which Include Insurer Unit – Could Raise Nearly $12BState-owned Japan Post on Wednesday set indicative price ranges for a trio of initial public offerings in what it hopes to make a ‘must-have’, $12 billion privatization, Japan’s biggest in three decades. In IPOs set for Nov. 4 squarely targeted …
- Former Georgia Peanut Managers Get Prison Time for Salmonella OutbreakTwo former managers of a Georgia peanut plant were sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a deadly salmonella outbreak, though the men received far less time behind bars than the ex-boss they helped convict. A U.S. District Court …
- Lyft to Open Customer Experience Operations in NashvilleA San Francisco-based rideshare service is investing more than $5 million to locate its new operations in Nashville and create 380 jobs in Davidson County. Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced this week that …
- If Auto Injury Claims Frequency Is Falling, Why Are Claims Costs Rising?Auto insurance bodily injury claims costs are still increasing in the United States, even though better vehicle safety has helped reduce claims frequency, according to the Insurance Research Council (IRC). The insurance organization said improved vehicle safety, graduated licensing laws …
- Florida Massage Therapist Arrested for PIP Fraud Against Multiple InsurersThe Department of Financial Services’ Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF) announced the arrest of John Alexander Fraga (aka Juan Alejandro Fraga) for his involvement in the alleged billing of more than $40,000 to multiple insurance companies for the treatment of …
- IRB Brasil Postpones IPO Amid Stock Market Turmoil: ReutersIRB Brasil RE, the country’s biggest reinsurer, postponed its initial public offering amid market turmoil, Reuters reported, citing unidentified people with knowledge of the matter. Investment banks managing the sale found it unfeasible to proceed, Reuters said. The government expected to …
- Validus Reaseguros Appoints Beltran as Head of Treaty ReinsuranceValidus Re, the reinsurance division of Bermuda-based Validus Holdings Ltd., has appointed Jorge Beltran as executive vice president, head of Treaty, for Validus Reaseguros Inc. In this new role, Beltran will be responsible for the implementation and execution of Validus Re’s …
- Insurance Australia CEO Wilkins to Retire Next Month; Harmer Named SuccessorInsurance Australia Group Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Mike Wilkins will step down next month after seven years at the helm and be replaced by Peter Harmer, the company said in a regulatory filing Wednesday. Harmer, 54, currently the CEO of IAG Labs, …
- FAA Hopes to Send Message with $1.9 Million Penalty Against Drone Photographer
Tag Archives: Rental Car
I recently wrote an article for the Minnesota Automobile Dealer Association’s MN Dealer Outlook Magazine (Winter 2015). If your Minnesota dealership provides dealer-owned loaner vehicles to customers while the customer’s vehicle is being repaired, you’ll want to read on. Minnesota … Continue reading
I was recently interviewed in connection with a most interesting article by Chris Brown of the Auto Rental News: “Enter the world of brokering, where fleet funding, commercial insurance and even car ownership are not necessities. As the name suggests, … Continue reading
This article provides a brief overview of Minnesota rental car coverage law, from priority of payment for bodily injury and property damage liability claims to uninsured and underinsured motorist claims to no-fault claims to rental vehicle damage claims. A considerable … Continue reading
This is the first in a series of articles addressing claims for damage to, and loss of, rented vehicles. It provides an overview of the types of damages a rental car company may sustain (and, thus, may be imposed on … Continue reading
Oops!! Self-Insured Owner of Rental Vehicle that had no Obligation to Afford Omnibus Coverage to Permissive Users not entitled to recover $260,000 Settlement Payment.
In an unusual twist, a rental car company insisted it was obligated to pay damages to a third party who was injured by the permissive operator of its rental vehicle and the renter maintained it was not. In Enterprise Rent-A-Car … Continue reading
The determination of whether a self-insured retention (SIR) constitutes “insurance” within the meaning of an “other insurance” clause of another policy generally depends on the particular circumstances presented. See, e.g., Champlain Cas. Co. v. Agency Rent-A-Car, Inc., 716 A.2d at … Continue reading