Swapalease.com Reports Fewer Approvals
Swapalease.com reports car lease credit applicants registered only a 60 percent approval rate for April, down from 75 percent in March.
The approval rate was 69.9 in April 2016.
Following the trend of previous years, it is likely that next month’s numbers will remain at or below this level. Historically, late summer months like July, August and September tend to be the time of year when car lease credit approval rates increase again.
Dent Wizard Hires Controller
Dent Wizard International recently hired Steve Miles as controller.
In this role Miles will manage Dent Wizard's accounting processes and compliance in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. He will oversee the company's general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, taxes and payroll functions.
Miles will work from the company's headquarters in St. Louis and report to Dent Wizard's CFO Tammy Conner.
Miles comes to Dent Wizard with more than a decade of accounting experience with business-to-business companies. He earned his MBA in accounting from Lindenwood University, where he graduated cum laude, and has a bachelor's in accounting from Parks University.
Edmunds Data Available Through Amazon Alexa
Edmunds has unveiled voice-enabled access to its automotive content through Amazon Alexa.
Using Alexa, Amazon's cloud-based voice service, Edmunds' new Alexa Skill provides both high-level overviews and in-depth reviews of specific vehicles, including safety, driving and powertrain information. Alexa also answers questions about a wide variety of vehicle specifications, including miles per gallon, cargo space, horsepower, basic warranty information, etc.
The Edmunds Alexa Skill also provides the MSRP for any vehicle and gives information on local inventory and current lease deals for shoppers ready to buy. Alexa also makes it easy for car owners to keep track of their current vehicle, including recall information and maintenance schedules.
Edmunds' Alexa Skill will work with any Alexa-enabled device including Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, Amazon Fire TV and Fire. The English-only version is free and available now.
Ebay Motors Adds Tires, TrueCar
New features and services are coming to the eBay Motors division of eBay.
The new features include tire installation services, which come to the U.S. this summer. Tires will ship directly to nearby automotive repair shops for installation.
Additionally, an improved site experience will debut enhanced shopping features, such as a partnership with TrueCar.
eBay is also unveiling a new Motors homepage experience for desktop. The new homepage offers enhanced search and browsing features for a massive selection of vehicles – both new and used – as well as parts & accessories.