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Subprime Originations Hit Record Low in Q3

Subprime financing fell to its lowest point since 2012, while prime grabbed the lion’s share of the auto finance space in the third quarter. Even the used-vehicle market has gone prime, with buyers outside of prime accounting for just a third of the market.

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Fitch: Subprime Auto ABS Losses Creep Up, Prime Stable

Annualized net losses for prime auto loan ABS declined on a monthly basis in October, while subprime losses rose 32 basis points to 9.61%, according to the ratings agency. Subprime ANL, however, remain within levels recorded earlier this year.

GM Financial Pilots Prime Product

General Motors’ captive finance company revealed during its quarterly investor call that it began piloting a prime finance product in the first quarter. The firm’s chief executive also noted that market competition is beginning to stabilize.

In With the New

His Madness offers a few spring cleaning items you need to take care of before those key selling months roll around.

Automakers Could Turn to Fleet if Retail Stalls, Warns CNW

Consumers were back on the sidelines for the first 15 days of July, according to CNW Research, as car buyers continued to wait for the expected increase in incentives after the summer months.

Hope in Sight for High-Risk Tiers

Things are still challenging for below-prime customers, but the middle tiers are beginning to show signs of life, Experian Automotive reveals.

Westlake Implements Titanium Program for Prime Credit Customers

Westlake Financial Services has begun the nationwide roll out of its Titanium Program, which is aimed at prime credit customers.

Auto Loan ABS Performance Follows Seasonal Downshift

The performance of U.S. auto loan ABS is starting to exhibit seasonal negative trends, according to the auto loan ABS indices results from Fitch Ratings.

Dealer Satisfaction With Lenders Improves, Survey Says

Lenders who are successful in satisfying automotive dealers by meeting key performance expectations are more likely to capture a greater share of preferred loan applications from their dealer network, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 U.S. Dealer Financing Satisfaction Study.

Subprime Approvals Lagging Behind, Reports CNW

Auto finance sources continued to favor the less risky lending categories in June, with approval rates for the prime and nearprime categories reaching new highs. The story was different for subprime approvals, which continued their descent from a high in April.