Mechanical Breakdown Insurance Benefits Member and Credit Unions

Guest writer John Vincent details the emergence of mechanical breakdown insurance and how it could benefit credit unions and members, alike.

3 Ways Autoland Delivers a Hassle-Free, Credit Union Centered Car Buying Experience

Autoland takes the hassle out of car buying for your members, and makes your credit union central to the car buying experience.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Salal moves to First Hill; STCU gets neighborly with Urban Outfitters; Red Canoe hosts car seat safety clinic; and ACU team member receives JBLM Hall of Fame honors.

Compliance Center: NCUA Releases Final Rule Amendments on Appraisals Involving Existing Loans

NCUA releases final existing loan appraisal amendments; question on bankruptcy and reaffirmation; plus this week’s legal briefs.

Empower Auto Loan Portfolio Growth: Complimentary Webinar

Is your auto loan approval rate healthy, but your funding rate in decline? In today’s competitive finance environment, growing your auto loan portfolio can be a challenge. Autoland, a Strategic Link business partner, says the solution is a combination of the right resources and knowledge.

Putting Members in the Driver’s Seat, Part V: Hidden Gems

Hidden among the hundreds of cars that you’ll find at February’s Portland and Spokane auto shows are some real gems. They aren’t the speediest, spendiest or flashiest, automotive journalist John M. Vincent says in Part V of “Putting Members in the Driver’s Seat,” but they’re all cool in their own way.

Autoland Launches Optimized Website for Mobile Devices

With smartphone use surging, Autoland, Inc. has launched an optimized mobile version of its website to meet the research and shopping needs of car buyers.

Autoland Reports Most Profitable Year on Record in 2012

Citing increased business referral volume from an expanded partner base and sustained car buying demand, Autoland, Inc. posted a year-over-year net profit increase of 174 percent in 2012 and also raised its auto-loan-to-vehicle-sale retention rate to a combined 82 percent, driving $93.2 million in auto loans to credit union partners.

Compliance Question of the Week

What can we do if a member has declared bankruptcy and only wants to reaffirm on one, but not all, of the loans he or she has with the credit union?

Developing Profitable Auto Loan Growth

Autoland, a Strategic Link business partner, has more than 40 years’ experience delivering quality auto loans to credit unions. Read more about how a partnership with Autoland has benefited Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union in this case study.

Falling Credit Scores, Demographics Changing the Automarket

Autoland Solution’s president outlines how changing demographics are affecting the automarket and your credit union.

Japan Disaster Affecting Auto Supply

Who could have predicted that an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown would hit a region so integral to the automobile market?

Nonprime Auto Approvals, Leasing Up in March

Autoland Solution’s president outlines various trends in the automobile market, including higher prices for Japanese cars following the tragic earthquake and tsunami.