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Nuvell Credit, National Auto Finance Cease Originations

January 8, 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Nonprime lenders Nuvell Credit Company LLC and National Auto Finance Co. have ceased originations of indirect loans as of Jan. 7, 2009.

"Due to the high cost of funding, we are not doing subprime financing at this time," GMAC spokesman Mike Stoller told Special Finance. "When the economy improves, we'll have the capacity to start again through GMAC."

Nuvell Financial Services LLC is a subsidiary of Detroit-based GMAC, the captive lender for General Motors Corp. Nuvell Credit Company LLC works to provide nonprime financing for GM dealers, while National Auto Finance was set up to do the same for non-GM dealers.

"Nuvell employed 348 people, 136 of whom will move over to GMAC," Stoller said. "We’ve set up a severance program for the remaining 212."

Stoller also reported that, as the news broke, many dealers were confused by conflicting reports regarding the status of the affected divisions.

"National Auto Finance was set up to provide prime and nonprime funding for non-GM dealers. We've read some erroneous reports that those dealers will have to look elsewhere, and that's not necessarily true. The part of that group that remains is moving over to GMAC and will continue to serve those dealers, just not as National."

Dealers were notified via fax Jan. 6 from Nuvell chief Tom Pritchard, who explained that limited capital had forced the company to reevaluate its lending strategies.

"It's a sign of the times," said Mark Berman, general manager of Saturn of Ventura (Ca.). "We used to do some business with Nuvell, but they haven't bought much lately. After watching Household, Triad and ACC [Consumer Finance] go down, we see it as one more subprime lender dropping out of the picture."


  1. 1. Craig Vance [ November 18, 2016 @ 11:54AM ]

    Nuvell Credit Company LLC and National Finance Co, have ceased operations as of January 7, 2009. I need a notarized lien release because the car bought by and registered to Craig or Julie Vance, 525 Hughes Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315 has no lien against it and National Finance Co of Little Rock, AR 72223 is listed as holder of the lien holder, but the car is free and clear of any lien against it. Now I need the notarized lien release faxed to the Polk County Courthouse Treasurers' Office at this fax # 515-323-5202 to I can go to the courthouse, downtown Des Moines, IA to get a copy of the title to the KIA,. The original title burned in an apartment fire on June 15, 2011 and I will then apply for a duplicate title, which I understand takes about five business days to get to me, but first I need the notarized lien release from whichever company may have it since the original lien holder to the 2006 KIA, National Auto Finance Co. has ceased operations. I need a phone # to the company now responsible. Thank you and I would appreciate quick and prompt action on this so I can put it behind me.

  2. 2. Mack Branton [ October 06, 2017 @ 02:27PM ]

    Nuvell still has a lien on my title,which has been paid off for many years now


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