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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

Q4 Revisited: Affordability, Not Delinquency, Is Cause for Concern
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

Traction Control

Traction Control

A rise in delinquencies wasn’t cause for concern during the third quarter 2014, and all signs point to auto finance sources staying active in the quarters ahead.

January 16, 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

Watch for Debris

Watch for Debris

All signs pointed to a great fourth quarter, but there was some cause for concern — just not enough to keep cars from rolling over the curb.

April 16, 2013

A Driving Force

A Driving Force

With strong sales driven by low interest rates and on-time payments, 2011 finished with a bang.

April 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

First Quarter Delivers Optimistic Outlook

First Quarter Delivers Optimistic Outlook

Delinquencies and dollar volume of at-risk loans continued to fall in the first quarter, and auto finance sources responded, with shares of loans to credit-challenged buyers increasing by 11.1 percent. Experian Automotive’s director of automotive credit provides a snapshot of other auto finance trends from the quarter.

July 5, 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

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

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