2020

GrooveCar Direct Announces 6 New Credit Union Partnerships in Q4 2020

GrooveCar Direct Announces 6 New Credit Union Partnerships in Q4 2020

GrooveCar Direct, the leading auto shopping platform for credit unions, is proud to announce six new partnerships in Q4 2020: 

  • Greensboro Municipal FCU, based in Greensboro NC, with assets of $64 million, serving 6,184 members
  • Municipal ECU of Oklahoma City, based in Oklahoma City, OK, with assets of $162 million, serving 10,782 members
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity FCU, based in Toccoa GA, with assets of $2 million, serving 1,696 members
  • Topside FCU, based in Dahlgren VA, with assets of $445 million, serving 39,274 members
  • Unite CU, based in Cedar Falls IA, with assets of $24 million, serving 1,866 members
  • United Arkansas CU, based in Little Rock AR, with assets of $30 million, serving 3,274 members

GrooveCar Direct enables credit unions to easily engage their auto shopping members and drive auto loan growth through a customizable platform that is easy to implement and completely scalable. Members can browse local dealer inventory, research vehicles within their budget, and apply for credit union financing—all from the comfort and safety of their homes.

Interested in learning more? Click here to schedule a demo with one of our representatives.    

GrooveCar Direct Announces 5 New Credit Union Partnerships in Q3 2020

GrooveCar Direct Announces 5 New Credit Union Partnerships in Q3 2020

GrooveCar Direct, the leading auto-buying platform for credit unions, is proud to announce five new partnerships in Q3 2020:

  • District of Columbia Teachers FCU, based in Washington DC, with assets of $47 million, serving 4,603 members
  • KSW FCU, based in Waterville ME, with assets of $79 million, serving 9,952 members
  • Motion FCU, based in Linden NJ, with assets of $67 million, serving 6,361 members
  • Pine Bluff Cotton Belt FCU, based in Pine Bluff AR, with assets of $61 million, serving 5,870 members
  • Spero Financial, based in Greenville SC, with assets of $415 million, serving 53,018 members

GrooveCar Direct enables credit unions to easily connect with their auto shopping members and drive new loans through a customizable platform that is easy to implement and completely scalable. Members can browse through the inventories of local dealers, build vehicles within their budget, and apply for financing—all from the comfort and safety of their homes.

Interested in learning more? Click here to schedule a demo with one of our representatives.    

CU Xpress Lease Expands into Northern California

CU Xpress Lease Expands into Northern California

HAUPPAUGE, NY – CU Xpress Lease, a Fusion Auto Finance lease product, announces their partnership with PremierOne Credit Union, which boasts over $447 million in assets while serving over 22,000 members with 5 branches in the Santa Clara County area.

PremierOne Credit Union plans on launching their lease program with CU Xpress Lease to its members in Santa Clara county by the beginning of the fourth quarter in 2020.

Belinda Metzler, Vice President of Lending for PremierOne Credit Union stated, “Santa Clara County represents one of the fastest growing lease markets in the United States. As we work our way through the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that potential car buyers will be even more laser-focused on finding the best monthly payment. Our partnership with the CU Xpress Lease program allows us to offer lease payments that are competitive with the captives, which in turn will result in significant volume we had zero exposure to previously. Most importantly, our partnership allows us to focus on what we do best, which is managing credit risk, without taking on the residual value risk or exposing ourselves to any excess wear and tear or over-mileage associated with leases.”

Added Robert O’Hara, Director of Credit Union Relations for GrooveCar, “We are excited to collaborate with a forward-thinking credit union like PremierOne Credit Union by bringing our lease program to their members and consumers in their market. Car shoppers are payment-driven and leasing provides a true medium for credit unions to capture that volume while becoming far more relevant with dealers in their market.”

About CU Xpress Lease
CU Xpress Lease, a Fusion Auto Finance lease product, is the nation’s premier automotive leasing program for credit unions that generates a solid return on investment, delivers high member satisfaction, and guarantees 100% residual value at lease maturity. Total volume of the program exceeds $5.2 billion and 145,000 vehicles.Additional information can be found at here.

GrooveCar Direct Announces 4 New Credit Union Partnerships in Q2 2020

GrooveCar Direct Announces 4 New Credit Union Partnerships in Q2 2020

GrooveCar Direct, the leading auto-buying platform for credit unions, is proud to announce four new partnerships in Q2 2020:

  • Educational & Governmental FCU, based in Hartsdale NY, with assets of $56 million, serving 6,421 members
  • Midcoast FCU, based in Bath ME, with assets of $180 million, serving 15,748 members
  • Ray FCU, based in Kearney AZ, with assets of $9 million, serving 2,157 members
  • Rutgers FCU, based in Piscataway NJ, with assets of $79 million, serving 8,905 members

GrooveCar Direct enables credit unions to easily connect with their auto shopping members and drive new loans through a customizable platform that is easy to implement and completely scalable. Members can browse through the inventories of local dealers, build vehicles within their budget, and apply for financing—all from the comfort and safety of their homes.

Interested in learning more? Click here to schedule a demo with one of our representatives.    

The Top 15 Most Memorable Movie Cars

The Top 15 Most Memorable Movie Cars

Whether you own, lease, or simply ride share, cars undoubtedly play a crucial part in our daily lives by getting us where we need to go. With how essential cars are, it is no surprise that cars appear throughout all forms of entertainment, including television shows, music, videogames, books, and movies. While its common to see a car on the big screen at your local movie theater, it is less common that the car becomes one of the most memorable parts of a film. There are many different reasons a car can be the star of the show. The movie could be about the car, meaning the plot revolves around it or that the car is personified through sounds and expressions to covey emotion. Sometimes a movie just features a really cool car. Here are our top 15 most memorable movie cars (in alphabetical order):

1. American Graffiti (1973) – 1932 Ford Coupe

(Photo credit: Universal Pictures)

2. Back to the Future (1985) – 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

(Photo credit: Universal Pictures)

3. The Blues Brothers (1980) – Bluesmobile, 1974 Dodge Monaco

(Photo credit: Universal Pictures)

4. The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005, 2008 & 2012) – Batmobile

(Photo credit: Warner Bros.)

5. The Fast and the Furious (2001) – 1970 Dodge Charger

(Photo credit: Universal Pictures)

6. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) – 1985 Modena GT Spyder California

(Photo credit: Paramount Pictures)

7. Ghostbusters I & II (1984 & 1989) – Ectomobile, 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor

(Photo credit: Columbia Pictures)

8. Grease (1978) – Greased Lightning, 1948 Ford De Luxe Convertible

(Photo credit: Paramount Pictures)

9. Jurassic Park (1993) – 1992 Ford Explorer XLT UN46

(Photo credit: Universal Pictures)

10. The Love Bug (1968) – Herbie, 1963 Volkswagen Beetle Model 117 Deluxe Sunroof Sedan

(Photo credit: Walt Disney Productions)

11. Mad Max (1979) – 1973 XB GT Ford Falcon

(Photo credit: Kenny Miller Productions)

12. National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) – 1979 Ford LTD Country Squire

(Photo credit: Warner Bros.)

13. Smokey and the Bandit (1977) – 1977 Pontiac Trans AM

(Photo credit: Universal Pictures)

14. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) – 1976 Lotus Esprit Series I

(Photo credit: Eon Productions)

15. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) – Bumblebee, 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

(Photo credit: Paramount Pictures)

Honorable Mention:

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) – Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R

Bullitt (1968) – 1968 Mustang GT 390

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

Dumb and Dumber (1994) – The Shaggin’ Wagon, 1984 Ford Econoline

Goldfinger (1964) – 1964 Aston martin DB5

Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) – 1997 Chevrolet C-2500 Silverado Fleetside

Little Miss Sunshine (2006) – 1971 Volkswagen T2 Microbus

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) – The Gigahorse

Scooby-Doo (2002) – Mystery Machine, 1972 Ford E200 Econoline Van

Thelma & Louise (1991) – 1966 Ford Thunderbird