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Hyatt Regency
Century Plaza

2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Tel: (310) 228-1234

Thursday, June 5, 2014

10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Greenlighting Auto Loans: New Approaches to Putting Subprime Consumers in the Driver’s Seat
Arjan Schtte, Founder & Managing Partner, CORE INNOVATION CAPITAL
Todd Rice, Chief Marketing Officer, TRICOLOR AUTO GROUP, LLC
Terri Steingrebe, CEO, MORE THAN WHEELS

Changes are on the horizon for the auto lending industry. Inventive business models leveraging information technology and buyer motivation hold the potential to slash through inefficiencies in a market that sees billions of dollars in additional fees and finance charges for consumers with subprime credit. How are players in the American auto marketplace creating new approaches to maximize sales and minimize risk? A diverse group of panelists hailing from retail, auto finance, credit building, and venture capital will discuss their strategies for taking auto lending down a new road.

1:20 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.
It’s Automatic: Making Savings a No-Brainer
Nikita Brodskiy, Founder & CEO, SAVEDPLUS
Tanya Ladha, Manager, Advisory Services & Nonprofit Investments, CFSI
Mae Watson Grote, Founder & Executive Director, THE FINANCIAL CLINIC

This dual case study dialogue will examine two approaches that allow users to select an automatic framework that fits their unique financial lives and take the guesswork out of saving. Panelists from SavedPlus and The Financial Clinic will compare and discuss the consumer behavioral insights and real-world outcomes behind their innovative tools designed to foster savings creation and savings management. This session will rethink traditional notions of liquid assets and weigh the benefits of short- versus long-term accounts and consistent versus infrequent savings deposits.

2:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m.
Higher Education and Higher Debt: Innovative Solutions for Managing Education Financing
Moderator: Kevin Wack, Consumer Finance Reporter, AMERICAN BANKER
Dan Macklin, Co-Founder and Vice President, Business Development, SOFI
Heidi Johnson, Policy Advisor, Office of Consumer Policy, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

With student loan debt topping $1 trillion in the U.S., Americans are increasingly finding the process of financing their education comes with a heavy financial burden. In this interactive session, panelists will highlight innovative solutions designed to help consumers achieve better outcomes throughout all phases in the lifecycle of student debt - from selecting financing, to managing funds, to loan repayment.