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August 22, 2017 - Industry News

Swapalease: Q2 Dominated by SUVs, CUVs, Sports Cars

Swapalease.com’s second-quarter report shows growing interest in sport utilities, crossover SUVs and sporty models.

Tags: auto finance, leasing, Swapalease.com

May 30, 2017 - Industry News

KBB Puts May New-Vehicle Sales at 1.53 Million Units

If the firm's forecast is realized, May's new-vehicle sales total would best April by 7% but would be flat with a year ago. The vehicle information site also believes retail sales will account for 80.5% of volume.

Tags: incentives, Kelley Blue Book, leasing, new-vehicle sales, SAAR

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

MUSA Auto Finance Secures Funding Capacity of $175 Million

The special finance company, which counts the cofounder and former COO of Exeter Finance in its executive ranks, will use the funding to launch a new and pre-owned auto leasing program this year.

Tags: auto finance, leasing, MUSA, special finance, Used Leasing

March 2, 2017 - Industry News

Experian: Total Balances, Amount Financed Reach Record Highs in Q4 2016

The firm today reported that average amounts financed for new and used reached record highs of $30,621 and $19,329, respectively. Total balances also reached a record high, although Experian observed a slowing in year-over-year growth.

Tags: auto finance, deliquencies, Experian Automotive, leasing, new-vehicle financing, used-vehicle financing

December 1, 2016 - Industry News

Fed Reserve, CFPB Leave TILA, CLA Dollar Thresholds the Same for 2017

The two agencies announced before Thanksgiving that the dollar thresholds in the TILA’s Reg Z. and the CLA’s Reg. M for exempt consumer credit transaction will remain at $54,600 for 2017.

Tags: compliance, Consumer Leasing Act, leasing, new-vehicle financing, Regulation M, Regulation Z, Truth in Lending Act

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

Dealertrack: Millennial Stereotypes Aren't Entirely True

The perception that millennials are content with a carless, ride-hailing life may not be true after all, at least according to new data from Dealertrack.

Tags: Cox Automotive, Dealertrack, leasing, Millennial, Stretching Loan Terms

September 20, 2016 - Industry News

Black Book: Used Leasing a Viable Strategy for Moving Glut of Off-Lease Vehicles

Black Book issued a white paper that suggests used leasing could be the answer to the glut of off-lease vehicles expected to return to market this year. While directed at finance sources, the white paper offers a four-step process dealers can use to identify the right vehicles for used leasing.

Tags: Black Book, Experian, leasing, Used Leasing

August 18, 2016 - Industry News

CU Direct Network Grows Origination Volume 16.4% Through Q2

CU Direct's credit union network was the No. 3 auto loan originator in the first quarter. However, the network posted the highest year-over-year growth in auto originations.

Tags: Auto Loans, Credit Union, Delinquencies, Financing, leasing, Report

February 24, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Motor Credit Piloting Ride-Sharing Lease Program

The captive is piloting a new program in Austin, Texas, that will allow a group of three to six people to lease a Ford Vehicle. The program includes a mobile app that allows participants to schedule drive times, make payments and keep up with vehicle maintenance.

Tags: Austin, Ford, leasing

January 4, 2016 - Industry News

Ally to Offer Leasing on Select McLaren Models

McLaren Automotive North America and Ally Financial have announced a new preferred financing relationship that will allow qualified consumers to lease the new McLaren 570S or 650S.

Tags: Ally Financial, leasing, McLaren North America, retail financing

August 27, 2015 - Industry News

Payment Gap Between New and Used Hits All-Time High in Q2, Experian Reports

The rise in new-vehicle prices continued in the second quarter, with more consumers turning toward the used market and leasing. Loan terms also continued to stretch.

Tags: Auto Loan Terms, Experian Automotive, leasing, Monthly Payments

July 23, 2015 - Industry News

GM Financial's Penetration of GM Retail Sales Grows Globally in Q2

GM Financial's transformation from subprime finance source to GM's captive finance company continued in the second quarter, with GM new-vehicle loans and leases accounting for 83.5% of total originations during the period.

Tags: Auto Lending, General Motors, GM Financial, leasing, Quarterly Earnings, subprime lending

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Millennials Prefer Leasing, Edmunds Finds

Millennial car buyers are leasing vehicles at a higher rate than the overall car-buying population, according to analysis from Edmunds.com.

Tags: Edmunds.com, leasing, Millenials

March 24, 2015 - Industry News

Consumers Want Lenders to Bid for Their Business, Study Shows

Swapalease.com released a new study that shows a majority of customers aren’t interested in car-sharing services or autonomous driving. What they do want is lenders bidding for their business.

Tags: auto finance, Autonomous Driving, Car-Sharing, leasing, Swapalease.com

February 10, 2015 - Industry News

NADA: Leasing Driving New-Vehicle Deliveries

Lease registrations have improved by an annual average of 18% since 2011, according to the NADA’s most recent installment of its Used Car Guide Perspective report.

Tags: Forecast, leasing, NADA Used Car Guide

February 5, 2015 - Industry News

GM Financial Triples Share of GM Leases

GM Financial officials said Ally shouldn’t be surprised by GM’s decision to internalize its lease program. The company ended the year with a 50% share of GM’s lease business.

Tags: Ally Financial, Fourth Quarter, General Motors, GM Financial, leasing, Quarterly Earnings

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Ally ‘Highly Confident’ About Overcoming Boot From GM Leasing Program

During a quarterly earnings conference call last week, Ally’s former CEO opened up about General Motors’ unexpected decision to move all of its lease incentives to its captive, GM Financial.

Tags: Ally Financial, GM Financial, IPO, leasing, Quarterly Earnings

January 8, 2015 - Industry News

Car Shoppers Interested in Used-Vehicle Leases, Swapalease.com Finds

Eighty-two percent of drivers across the U.S. would consider getting a used car or truck lease that was three years old, according to a survey by Swapalease.com.

Tags: leasing, Survey, Swapalease.com, used vehicles

May 13, 2014 - Industry News

VinSolutions Connects Desking Platform to Carleton’s SmartCalcs

VinSolutions Inc. has integrated Carleton's consumer lending and leasing calculation engine into its recently enhanced desking platform.

Tags: Carleton, desking, Indirect Lending, leasing, VinSolutions

January 22, 2014 - Industry News

Edmunds.com Adds Leasing Option to PricePromise

Edmunds.com’s Price Promise now delivers leasing options for dealership customers.

Tags: Edmunds.com, haggle, leasing, PricePromise, Seth Berkowitz

October 22, 2013 - Industry News

CNW: Leases Overestimating Future Residual Values

CNW Research issued a warning this week, reporting that lease contracts have been overestimating residual values by roughly 14 percent in 2013. The firm expects automakers to lose between $5 billion and $8 billion within three years.

Tags: Art Spinella, CNW, CNW Research, leasing, residual values

September 5, 2013 - Industry News

Survey: 40 Percent of Drivers Looking to Lease Their Next Car

A survey by Swapalease.com finds that more than 40 percent of potential car buyers plan to lease their next vehicle. That’s up from 29.6 percent from a year ago.

Tags: leasing, Survey, Swapalease.com

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Edmunds: Surge in Leasing Creating Market Shift

Edmunds.com reports that leasing is on track to break last year’s record for lease penetration, but the vehicle information site wonders if it’s good for all consumers and the industry.

Tags: Edmunds.com, leasing, new-vehicle sales

June 11, 2013 - Industry News

Experian Automotive: Auto Leasing Reaches Record High

Leasing accounted for a record 27.5 percent of all new vehicles financed in the first quarter, according to Experian Automotive. The firm also noted decreases in average monthly payments and a stretching of loan terms.

Tags: auto finance, Experian, leasing, Prime, subprime

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

Tesla Introduces 'New Type' of Financing Option

Tesla Motors partners with Wells Fargo and US Bank on a 'new type’ of financing for its Model S customers.

Tags: Elon Musk, finance product, leasing, Model S, Stephanie Forshee, Tesla

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