IAA and Fastlane Announce Strategic Partnership to Streamline Total Loss Claims Settlements
IAA Loan Payoff™ becomes the first platform in the salvage industry to reach full lender coverage for total loss claims
Published November 18, 2021
WESTCHESTER, IL – Nov. 18, 2021 – IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA), a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, announces a strategic industry partnership with Fastlane, a leading process automation technology company, to leverage its LossExpress™ solution, a secure industry-leading platform that connects insurers with the largest active lienholder network in the United States. As the exclusive salvage provider partner to Fastlane, IAA is now positioned to become the first salvage company in the industry to reach full lender coverage for total loss claims through its Loan Payoff tool.
Integrating the LossExpress™ functionality will effectively expand lender coverage to nearly 100% within the IAA Loan Payoff portal while maintaining all the benefits of the existing product. LossExpress will supplement the platform’s fully integrated lender network to provide enhanced lender coverage and expanded data capabilities.
“The integration of our Loan Payoff platform with the innovative process automation technologies of Fastlane and its LossExpress solution – and the subsequent expansion of our lender coverage and data capabilities – will create a more streamlined, fully digital claims process for our customers,” said John Kett, Chief Executive Officer and President of IAA. “This relationship reflects our focus on leading the industry in solving major pain points for our partners and reducing cycle times for total loss claims.”
“We’re extremely focused on streamlining business processes across industries with our ubiquitous and intelligent automation technologies,” said Brandon Hall, Fastlane CEO. “We are excited to accelerate the continued adoption of this automation in total loss with IAA as they deliver a best-in-class digital loan payoff to lien release process, reducing cycle times and increasing selling prices, customer satisfaction and retention rates.”
According to IAA estimates, approximately 5 million vehicles are declared a total loss each year and up to 70% of those vehicles carry a lien. By partnering with Fastlane and the lenders that vehicle owners use, the IAA Loan Payoff tool has been shown to deliver improved policy holder satisfaction with total loss claims. The IAA Loan Payoff solution can reduce the time to secure a vehicle title for a total loss claim by up to 50%, which can result in greatly reduced vehicle depreciation. For more information on IAA Loan Payoff, visit IAAI.com.
IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA) is a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers. Leveraging leading-edge technology and focusing on innovation, IAA’s unique platform facilitates the marketing and sale of total-loss, damaged and low-value vehicles. Headquartered near Chicago in Westchester, Illinois, IAA has nearly 4,000 employees and more than 200 facilities throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. IAA serves a global buyer base – located throughout over 170 countries – and a full spectrum of sellers, including insurers, dealerships, fleet lease and rental car companies, and charitable organizations. Buyers have access to multiple digital bidding and buying channels, innovative vehicle merchandising, and efficient evaluation services, enhancing the overall purchasing experience. IAA offers sellers a comprehensive suite of services aimed at maximizing vehicle value, reducing administrative costs, shortening selling cycle time and delivering the highest economic returns. For more information visit IAAI.com, and follow IAA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.
Fastlane modernizes business processes. Fastlane’s intelligent automation technologies help its clients meet challenges with reimagined processes to define transformative experiences, faster and smarter. To learn more about its LossExpress™ solution, visit www.lossexpress.com.
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Jeanene O’Brien | IAA, Inc.
SVP, Global Marketing and Communications
Arif Ahmed | IAA, Inc.
Caitlin Churchill | ICR
Taryn Stears | LossExpress
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