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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

Treat Red Flags Like  Subprime Stips

Treat Red Flags Like Subprime Stips

Well-meaning F&I managers can unwittingly clear a Red Flag before it is actually cleared. Compliance expert has a simple plan to button up your documentation process.

February 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

4 Compliance Predictions for 2017

The magazine’s compliance pro dusts off his crystal ball to offer a few predictions for 2017. If he’s correct, F&I offices could be in for a challenging year.

December 27, 2016

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

As Good As Used

As Good As Used

The secondary retail and finance markets didn’t dominate the headlines in 2011, but used cars and subprime lending are key to continued growth in the year ahead.

March 13, 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

A New Breed

A New Breed

CarFinance Capital is new to the auto finance world, but the people behind the nonprime/subprime finance source are not. The editor gets the skinny.

August 5, 2011

Ending the Cycle

Ending the Cycle

Things are looking up for the below-prime segment, but our analyst warns that there still may be trouble ahead for the finance companies and dealers who serve that segment.

August 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

Doors Open for Below-Prime Buyers

Doors Open for Below-Prime Buyers

In the third quarter, subprime originations increased for the first time since the credit crisis. F&I’s auto finance analyst breaks down the results.

January 1, 2011

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