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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
Auto Finance Registers Subprime Record in Q3 2017
Subprime Pullback Continues in Q2

Subprime Pullback Continues in Q2

The auto finance market is a trillion-dollar industry. It’s also very much a prime market, with subprime financing remaining at near-record lows in the second quarter.

October 11, 2017

Stretched Thin

Stretched Thin

The average household is on the verge of being priced out of the new-vehicle market, Experian’s fourth quarter data shows.

April 10, 2017

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

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

Clouds Part for Auto Finance

Clouds Part for Auto Finance

The unusually cold weather that impacted much of the economy didn’t slow down the auto finance industry, which reached new highs in several critical metrics.

April 7, 2014

Kicking into High Gear: Experian Quarterly Update
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

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