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Subprime Auto Originations Fall to 10-Year Low

Reflecting the shift toward more creditworthy borrowers was the rise in average credit scores for both new- and used-vehicle loans. But the retreat from the high-risk tiers also comes during a quarter in which the average new-vehicle finance amount and monthly payment reached record highs.

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Subprime Loan Percentage Falls to Lowest Level in Three Years

In the first quarter of 2015, the percentage of automotive loans that fell within the subprime and deep subprime risk categories made up 19.7% of the market, the lowest share since 2012, according to Experian Automotive.

Subprime Loan Percentage Falls to Lowest Level in Three Years

In the first quarter of 2015, the percentage of automotive loans that fell within the subprime and deep subprime risk categories made up 19.7% of the market — the lowest share since 2012, according to Experian Automotive.

Experian: Total Outstanding Auto Loan Balance Hits All-Time High

The total outstanding balance on open automotive loans hit $886 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014, but subprime and deep subprime market share remained at low levels.

Subprime Financing Begins to Level Off, Experian Says

The percentage of new-vehicle loans made to credit-challenged car buyers was at 15.1% in the second quarter of 2014, down from 22.1% in the same period in 2013, according to Experian Automotive.

New-Vehicle Financing, Leasing Reach New Highs

Experian Automotive reports that 84.5 percent of consumers used a loan or a lease to purchase a new vehicle in the second quarter, with leasing accounting for 27.64 percent of all new vehicles financed during the quarter.

Interest Rates at Lowest Levels Since 2008, Experian Reports

Experian Automotive announced that the automotive loan market showed continued improvement, with interest rates for new- and used-vehicle loans at their lowest levels since 2008.

Subprime Originations Realize 3Q Boost, Reports Experian Automotive

Below-prime auto loan originations continued to pick up steam in the third quarter, with the biggest gains seen in the two highest risk segments, Experian Automotive reported.

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.

Below-Prime Originations Jump 22.4 percent in 2Q, Experian Reports

Experian Automotive reports that the below-prime segment represented 22.29 percent of all loans originated in the second quarter, up from 18.21 percent in the year-ago quarter.