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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

Market on the Move

Market on the Move

The auto finance industry broke new ground in several reporting categories in the first quarter. But not all records are meant to be broken.

July 14, 2014

Kicking into High Gear: Experian Quarterly Update
Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Auto finance continues to balance the need to manage risk with the need to fuel the industry’s resurgence. So far, so good, according to Experian Automotive’s latest report.

July 15, 2013

Auto Finance Keys Q1 Sales Uptick

Auto Finance Keys Q1 Sales Uptick

Auto sales jumped out to a 14.5 million-unit pace in the opening quarter of 2012. The catalyst was a surging auto finance market in which several key metrics fell to pre-recession levels.

July 13, 2012

All Lanes Open

All Lanes Open

The auto finance industry is surging after a third quarter in which all lending segments increased their originations for the high-risk tiers.

January 17, 2012

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

Carfax: Friend or Foe?

Carfax: Friend or Foe?

Dealers aren’t happy about Carfax jumping into the pricing game, but market insiders say the company’s new tool isn’t what’s hurting margins.

August 1, 2010

Lanes Open for Prime Tiers

Lanes Open for Prime Tiers

Sixty-day delinquencies are on the decline and credit quality continues to improve, but lenders still favored prime customers in the first quarter.

June 28, 2010

Subprime's Fundamental Problem

Subprime's Fundamental Problem

With more than 40 percent of the buying public now in the lower credit tiers, could franchised dealers be missing out on a prime opportunity?

May 1, 2010

Market on the Mend

Market on the Mend

The auto finance market continued to stabilize in the fourth quarter, as the crash of 2008 continues to become a distant memory. New financing, however, will remain the domain of the prime and superprime tiers in the months to come.

April 1, 2010

Primed for a Comeback

With the capital markets on the mend, special finance could be on the comeback trail, that’s if bank regulators and financial services reform don’t get in the way. Insider breaks down the market.

March 1, 2010

Digital Battlegrounds

With the battle for customers going online, dealers are racing to get their hands around this budding marketing medium. Three dealers provide a peek into their strategies.

February 1, 2010

Going in the Right Direction

Going in the Right Direction

Experian's director of automotive credit says there were a few signs in the third quarter that automotive finance is on the rebound.

January 1, 2010