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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.

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Ford Credit Tops All Finance Sources in Customer Satisfaction

Ford Motor Credit is No. 1 in J.D. Power’s latest rankings of customer satisfaction with auto finance companies. Analysts say the metric is increasingly driven by the digital experience.

Used Trucks Lost More Value Than Sedans in October

Black Book’s latest Used Vehicle Retention Index report shows retained values for light trucks declined at a faster rate than many car segments.

Maybee Named President of NextGear Capital

Ten-year auto finance veteran Scott Maybee has been named president of NextGear Capital after serving as general manager of Manheim Northstar Minnesota.

Consumers Prioritize Affordability as Loan Amounts Increase

Wary of unmanageable monthly payments, the American car buyer’s attention is increasingly shifting toward used vehicles, leases, and longer terms as the cost to buy a new car or truck continues to climb.

Average New Vehicle Prices Up Nearly 3% in October

Kelley Blue Book analysts say the average new vehicle transaction climbed to $38,259 in October, a slight decline from the prior month but 2.9% higher than a year ago.

Fed Triggers Third Interest Rate Cut of 2019

The Federal Reserve has announced its third interest rate reduction since July, this time excluding language committing the central bank to action in support of economic expansion.

Mini Dealers Get Flat-Rate Auto Finance Program

Mini Financial Services has launched Flipped Financing, a new captive finance option billed as a simplified, low-pressure, single-rate approach for dealers, finance managers, and customers.

September Depreciation Report Shows 1% Overall Decline

Black Book reports used vehicle values fell by 1% in September, led by declines in the compact van and luxury car categories. Only one segment showed improvement.

Ford Credit Rolls Out Discount Car Insurance Program

Ford Motor Credit has launched Ford Insure, a new program underwritten by Nationwide and designed to offer car buyers auto insurance at rates discounted by as much as 40%.