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Subprime Fell to Lowest Share Since 2011 in April

An Equifax review of auto finance data from the first four months of 2019 found subprime’s percentage of total originations fell to 22.7% for all purchases and 9.2% of new-vehicle leases.

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Prime Buyers Flock to Used Vehicles in Q2 Report

Experian’s Q2 auto finance report consumers continue to uncover ways to manage monthly payments. For a record percentage of prime borrowers, that meant passing on a $32,000-plus new-vehicle loan in favor of a pre-owned unit.

Mazda Turns to Toyota for Captive Financing

Toyota Motor Credit will offer loans, leases, and F&I products to Mazda’s U.S. dealers and customers, replacing the JPMorgan Chase-backed Mazda Capital Services as the factory’s captive finance company.

Truck and SUV Lease Prices Fall as New Models Loom

Analysts say impending 2020 releases are putting downward pressure on lease prices in every truck and SUV category in Wantalease.com’s secondary marketplace.

Nissan Leads July Lease Deals, Discounts

Wantalease.com reports moves made by an ‘aggressive’ Nissan highlighted the month in auto leasing, maintaining an industry-low price for the Sentra and offering big discounts on the Titan and Pathfinder.

Swapalease: Approvals Dip to 65% in June

Swapalease.com analysts say credit approvals declined after reaching 72.4% in May but report growing demand from consumers seeking lease contracts negotiated when incentives were stronger.

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.

KBB.com Lists Top 10 July 4 Offers

Kelley Blue Book analysts have released their annual list of the top 10 sales and lease deals for new vehicles available during the holiday week.

Lease Prices Fluctuate for Nissan, Others

Wantalease.com reports changes to lease prices for a range of small, mid-size, and luxury SUVs, led by a 14% increase for the Nissan Pathfinder, as well as some Chevrolet, Cadillac, and Infiniti products.

Swapalease: Lease Approval Rates Hit 72.4% in May

Credit approval rates on Swapalease.com’s online lease marketplace soared to their highest number yet for 2019 last month, registering a 6.2% year-over-year gain and a 33.6% improvement from May 2017.