USAA recently flew me and several other military bloggers out to their headquarters in San Antonio to get a first look at two new programs they recently developed as iPhone Apps (and a sneak peek at some other things they have in work – sorry, I can’t share everything!).
Before I get into the new USAA iPhone apps, I’d like to give them a big thanks for bringing me out there to see their headquarters and meet some great military bloggers. They run a top tier bank and insurance company (along with many other services they provide), they have a beautiful campus, and everyone I met was first rate. I truly enjoyed meeting everyone, and the fact that they care so much about military members and their families means a lot to me and millions of other people.
Now let’s take a look at what USAA is offering with their new iPhone apps, USAA Auto Circle and USAA Home Circle.
USAA Auto Circle – Car Buying Made Easy
USAA Auto Circle is a new app for the iPhone that allows people to research, buy, and insure a car all in one stop. Really, you might ask? Yes, really. And it gets better. You can actually get a pre-negotiated price guaranty and compare the dealership price to the amount people actually paid, using the TureCar service.
USAA Auto Circle Experience:
- Find. Compare cars and reviews from several major databases, including newcartestdrive.com, Kelley Blue Book, and TrueCar.com, then compare the price pre-negotiated by USAA to the prices people are actually paying.
- Save. Buy a car at one of over 3,000 USAA certified dealerships and save an average of $4,508 off MSRP**.
- Finance. Get a loan through USAA auto loans. You can apply for a loan and send the funds directly to the dealership through your iPhone.
- Insure. Members who switch to USAA save $461 a year on average. You can get insurance quotes and update your policy directly from your iPhone.
How to get the Auto Circle Experience. Auto Circle launches today, August 4th. You can find it at http://www.AutoCircle.com, or by downloading the USAA – Mobile Banking. You will also need to be a USAA member to access all features.
About USAA. USAA provides insurance, banking, investment and retirement products and services to 7.7 million members of the U.S. military and their families. USAA membership is open to all who are serving or have honorably served our nation in the U.S. military – and their families. For more information about USAA, check out this USAA review.