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Rising Loan Amounts Drive Consumers to the Used-Vehicle Market

Rising Loan Amounts Drive Consumers to the Used-Vehicle Market

The auto finance segment is growing at a healthy rate, but average new-vehicle loan amounts are outpacing the market, driving an increasing number of car buyers — including those with prime and superprime credit scores — out of the showroom and onto the used-car lot.

July 18, 2019

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

We hate to burst your bubble, but there is no bubble to burst. Auto finance expert breaks down the third-quarter results.

January 9, 2017

Nothing to Fear

Nothing to Fear

Delinquencies remained in check despite total outstanding auto loan balances rising to an all-time high, signaling a healthy automotive credit climate.

July 6, 2015

Ready Steady

Ready Steady

Auto finance volumes were up in every risk tier in the fourth quarter 2014, suggesting that concerns over the uptick in subprime loans are exaggerated.

April 3, 2015

Ready to Charge

Ready to Charge

Auto finance sources reveal that they, too, are focused on the customer experience, and say they are ready for what’s expected to be another great year for auto sales.

March 10, 2015

Proceed With Caution

Proceed With Caution

Data from the second quarter didn't support talk of a subprime auto bubble, with subprime financing showing signs of leveling off and delinquencies remaining at historic lows.

October 8, 2014

Industry Summit: Finance Execs Discuss Market Trends
2Q Analysis: Below-Prime Goes Prime Time

2Q Analysis: Below-Prime Goes Prime Time

In the second quarter, finance sources continued their drive down into the high-risk credit tiers and consumers continued to pay on time. But the magazine’s resident finance insider wonders how long those trends can continue in this month’s review of quarterly auto finance trends.

October 7, 2011

Fourth-Quarter Push

Fourth-Quarter Push

The auto finance market continued to drive forward in the fourth quarter of 2010, but can it continue? Experian Automotive’s director of automotive credit runs through the numbers.

April 4, 2011

Hope in Sight for High-Risk Tiers

Hope in Sight for High-Risk Tiers

Things are still challenging for below-prime customers, but the middle tiers are beginning to show signs of life, Experian Automotive reveals.

October 1, 2010

Recovery Yet to Reach Showrooms

Recovery Yet to Reach Showrooms

Nonprime auto finance continues to show signs of recovery, but dealers say they will need more than just good feelings to ride out the storm.

June 28, 2010

Hopeful Signs

The subprime and nonprime auto finance industry has definitely seen better days, but there are signs of a rebound on the horizon. Finance expert weighs in on the situation.

September 1, 2009

Credit Codes Still a Mystery

Credit Codes Still a Mystery

Not only are lenders staying away from anything subprime, they’re also pushing more consumers toward the used-vehicle market. And with more than $5.7 billion in loans reported 60 days delinquent, Experian Automotive predicts further market volatility.

July 1, 2009

The Special Finance Divide

The Special Finance Divide

The high volume of credit turndowns has created a chasm between dealers and lenders, but both sides are taking steps to bridge the gap.

July 1, 2004

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