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Weekly Wrap on floorplan, inventory and automation 

The auto finance landscape continues to evolve in the wake of rising interest rates, elevated vehicle prices and long-running supply shortages.  

Weekly Wrap on credit disputes and FinovateFall

Last week, FinovateFall in New York City was in full swing, bringing together fintechs and financial institutions for three days of technology demos, panel discussions...

Weekly Wrap on sliding car sales, affordability 

As elevated vehicle prices and rising interest rates begin to deter consumers from purchasing new vehicles, there is a growing need for lenders to both expand their bu...

Weekly Wrap on shifting dynamics in auto finance

Last week, credit unions continued on a steady march to claim more market share, reaching a five-year high amid limited inventory and rising interest rates as the auto...

Weekly Wrap on Santander lawsuit and powersports

This week brought a range of activity in the auto finance industry, with Elliot International suing Santander Holdings USA (SHUSA) following the company’s acquisition ...

Weekly Wrap on the newest tech investments, partnerships

Technology investments in the auto finance industry showed no signs of slowing last week as more lenders announced new partnerships and internal overhauls.  In this ep...

Weekly Wrap on tech, leasing moves in auto finance

Auto lenders continued their investment in technology advancements as the industry leans into widespread digitization amid uncertain economic conditions. In this episo...

Weekly Wrap on credit availability, used vehicles 

Last week the auto finance industry entered the tail end of second-quarter earnings season as used-vehicle values depreciated for the second straight month and the une...

Weekly Wrap on Ford, GM and powersports earnings

Earnings season continued in full swing last week, with two major powersports OEMs and two U.S.-based captives reporting second-quarter results. In this episode of the...

Weekly Wrap on Q2 pullback in auto

Second-quarter earnings have pointed to mixed results as some financiers grew their auto books while others intentionally stepped back from auto lending amid rising in...

Weekly Wrap on Q2 earnings season kicks off

Last week, second-quarter earnings season kicked off with Chase Auto, PNC Financial and Wells Fargo Auto reporting drops in auto loan production, painting a less-than-...

Weekly Wrap on auto ABS, used-vehicle values and CPS’ credit facility

Last week, used-vehicle values continued to shift amid improving inventory and slowing used-car sales. Meanwhile, CarMax Auto Finance, Hyundai Capital America, Santand...

Weekly Wrap on FTC junk fees and electric vehicle lease buyouts

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission zeroed in on junk fees as regulators increase their focus on auto lending, and Ford Motor Co. halted lease buybacks on its elec...

Weekly Wrap on Ford Credit debt exposure reduction, declining SAAR  

Last week, Ford Credit increased its purchase offer on outstanding debt securities to $3 billion as the industry forecasts declining vehicle sales in June, while inter...

Weekly Wrap on inflationary impacts in auto finance

Affordability concerns continue to plague the auto finance industry amid high prices and rising interest rates in a global economy marked by supply shortages and rampa...

Weekly Wrap on auto lender compliance and longer-term loans in Q1

Auto lenders should take a close look at their credit decisioning and dealer relationships following a recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) bulletin and ...

Weekly Wrap on cybersecurity, subprime lending and remote work

The Non-Prime Auto Financing Conference in Plano, Texas highlighted cybersecurity needs, potential new opportunities for subprime lenders and the benefits of widening ...

Weekly Wrap on GM Financial’s floorplan offerings and today’s car-buying experience

Last week, the Auto Finance News team wrapped up the June issue of its monthly magazine, highlighting the evolution of GM Financial’s floorplan offering that has been ...

Weekly Wrap: CFPB oversight and fintech advancements

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continued to ratchet up its auto finance industry oversight with a fresh bulletin focused on ancillary product refu...

Weekly Wrap: E-commerce retailers focus on cost reduction in Q1

Automotive retailers Shift and Vroom focused on profitability rather than growth in the first quarter following rising interest rates and declining investor sentiment....

Weekly Wrap: Drilling down on used-vehicle values, inflation and powersports earnings

Last week, used-vehicle values cooled for the third straight month in a positive sign for the U.S. Labor Department’s forthcoming consumer price index, even as rental ...

Weekly Wrap: Top takeaways from AFIS and AFRS 2022

Automation, data management and compliance strategies were a focus of discussion last week at the Auto Finance Innovation and Auto Finance Risk Summits in San Diego. ...

Weekly Wrap on the start of Q1 2022 earnings

Auto finance institutions including Ally Financial, CarMax Auto Finance, Chase Auto, PNC Financial, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo Auto kicked off 2022 first-quarter earnin...

Weekly Wrap on used-vehicle values as demand holds strong

Last week, Honda Motor Co. added 10-year-old vehicles to its certified pre-owned vehicle platform in an effort to expand its used-vehicle inventory options in an envir...

Weekly Wrap on powersports seasonality and inflation

Powersports lender Octane and manufacturer BRP are leaning into seasonal trends, while inflation concerns continue to present looming uncertainty for the larger econom...

Weekly Wrap discussion on data management amid digital shift

Auto lenders are rethinking how they manage the influx of data coming down the pike as the industry increasingly shifts to digital channels. In this episode of the Wee...

Weekly Wrap on increased interest rates, leasing trends and fraud

Issues related to the pandemic continue to linger, evidenced by last week’s Federal Reserve rate hike, an influx in fraudulent activity, and suppressed leasing incenti...

Weekly Wrap: Takeaways from AFSA and CBA Live

Top takeaways for the auto finance industry from the AFSA Vehicle Finance Conference and CBA Live industry events of last week. In this episode of the Weekly Wrap, Aut...

Listen: Weekly Wrap discussion on spring events season

Last week, news on the regulatory front kicked into high gear with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) signaling it would take an increased focus on illega...

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