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Top 10 Fraud Stories of 2019

Top 10 Fraud Stories of 2019

A number of U.S. auto dealers and dealership sales and F&I personnel were the victims or alleged perpetrators in several major fraud cases this year.

December 30, 2019

Police: Fla. Dealer Couple Faked 35 Sales Contracts
Democrats Signal Defeat on EV Tax Credit

Democrats Signal Defeat on EV Tax Credit

The federal spending bill being negotiated by House and Senate leaders is not likely to include an extension of the $7,500 tax credit for buyers of electric vehicles.

December 17, 2019

Sense of Urgency Pervades Q3 Dealership Acquisitions
Used Car Price Gap Grows to $15K in Q3 Report

Used Car Price Gap Grows to $15K in Q3 Report

Edmunds’ latest Used Car Report finds high off-lease volumes have suppressed prices and widened the gap between new and 3-year-old models to an average of $14,951.

December 13, 2019

Q3 Auto Finance: Used Accounts for 55% of Loans
November Auto Loan Interest Rates Hit 21-Month Low
Regulators Appear to Endorse Alternative Credit Scoring
Discounts, Incentives Stabilize New Vehicle Prices in November
Pre-Owned Values Down 1.4% in November

Pre-Owned Values Down 1.4% in November

Black Book reports retained values for used vehicles decreased sharply last month. If the index holds through December, it will end 2019 on a year-over-year decline of nearly 2%.

December 2, 2019

Frontier Leads Early Wave of Lease Price Drops
Report: Spike in Wholesale Volume Hurts Pre-Owned Values
Auto Loan and Lease Activity Slows as Balances Grow
Dealertrack F&I Streamlines Lease Contract Workflow
Auto Loans and Leases Up 1% in Q3

Auto Loans and Leases Up 1% in Q3

The Federal Reserve reports U.S. car buyers borrowed $159 billion in the third quarter, a modest gain powered by a 6% increase in originations to prime credit customers.

November 14, 2019