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Gilchrist: USMCA a Win for Dealers, Industry

Gilchrist: USMCA a Win for Dealers, Industry

NADA Chairman Charlie Gilchrist voiced his support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in remarks at a press event. The Texas dealer urged Congress not to ignore the ‘reality’ of an auto industry built on favorable relationships among the three nations.

October 9, 2019

Cox: Franchised, Independent Dealers See Two Different Markets
Subprime Fell to Lowest Share Since 2011 in April

Subprime Fell to Lowest Share Since 2011 in April

An Equifax review of auto finance data from the first four months of 2019 found subprime’s percentage of total originations fell to 22.7% for all purchases and 9.2% of new-vehicle leases.

September 12, 2019

Escalating Finance Costs Drive 24% Spike in TCO

Escalating Finance Costs Drive 24% Spike in TCO

AAA analysts say bigger price tags and higher interest rates have conspired to raise American new-car buyers’ average annual total cost of ownership to $9,282, an all-time high and a 24% year-over-year increase.

September 12, 2019

Rooney Joins Hudco as Partner in DC Office

Rooney Joins Hudco as Partner in DC Office

Mark E. Rooney, an attorney whose practice focuses on consumer litigation defense and government investigations in the financial services industry, has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Hudson Cook LLP.

September 9, 2019

Prime Buyers Flock to Used Vehicles in Q2 Report

Prime Buyers Flock to Used Vehicles in Q2 Report

Experian’s Q2 auto finance report consumers continue to uncover ways to manage monthly payments. For a record percentage of prime borrowers, that meant passing on a $32,000-plus new-vehicle loan in favor of a pre-owned unit.

September 5, 2019

Ally: Soaring Costs Make Case for Service Contracts
Feds: Fake FinCo Scored 80 Auto Loans Worth $1.7M

Feds: Fake FinCo Scored 80 Auto Loans Worth $1.7M

Six operators of a nonexistent auto finance company have been sentenced to federal prison or probation for fraudulently obtaining $1.7 million worth of loans from banks and credit unions.

August 22, 2019

SMART Payment Plan Adds 30 New Markets
New-Vehicle Interest Rates Fall to 5.8%

New-Vehicle Interest Rates Fall to 5.8%

The average interest rate for a U.S. new-vehicle loan fell below 6% for the first time all year as automakers and dealers extended model-year selldown promotions.

August 2, 2019

Record Growth Prompts USEA to Expand HQ
Used Vehicle Retention Index Ticks Up in June

Used Vehicle Retention Index Ticks Up in June

Black Book analysts say full-size vans and premium sports cars helped used-vehicle values start summer on a strong note, ticking up 0.6% from May to finish at 115 in June.

July 9, 2019

Black Book Launches Anti-Powerbooking Solution

Black Book Launches Anti-Powerbooking Solution

Black Book has unveiled Asset Verification Tool, a proprietary VIN-level identifier designed to help auto finance sources reduce the risk of fraud at loan origination.

June 20, 2019

ADT Announces Winners of 2019 Dealers’ Choice Awards

ADT Announces Winners of 2019 Dealers’ Choice Awards

Auto Dealer Today has revealed the winners of the 15th annual Dealers’ Choice Awards, a program that gives dealers and dealership personnel the opportunity to recognize their favorite vendors, suppliers, and finance sources in 35 categories.

June 19, 2019

Study: Off-Lease Supply Drives Pre-Owned Demand

Study: Off-Lease Supply Drives Pre-Owned Demand

TransUnion analysts report more consumers in the prime and superprime credit tiers are choosing to buy used as off-lease units continue to flood the market, offering a budget-friendly alternative to increasingly expensive new cars.

June 19, 2019