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Auto Loan and Lease Activity Slows as Balances Grow

Equifax analysts say U.S. auto loan and lease originations declined 0.6% and 3.9% year-over-year in the first half of 2019, but balances for new vehicle loans were up 2.6%.

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Buick, Porsche Lead Latest Sales Satisfaction Index

J.D. Power analysts ranked Buick and Porsche highest among mass market and highline brands in its latest study dedicated gauging satisfaction and future loyalty among U.S. car buyers.

Escalade Leads September Lease Price Hikes

Wantalease.com reports average monthly lease payments for the Cadillac Escalade shot up nearly 40% in September, leading a pack of models that increased in price in the lull between incentive seasons.

Secondary Lease Approvals Dip Below 69% in August

Swapalease.com reports a high number of applicants and a slightly tighter credit market in August. A 68.9% approval rate fell short of July’s 69.1% and represented a 5.1% year-over-year decline.

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.

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.

Lease Swap Approval Rates Rise to 69.1% in July

Lease approval ratings improved in July following a slight dip in June, according to the latest report from Swapalease.com.

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.