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Credit Erosion: Cracks Are Starting to Show in Subprime Auto

Credit Erosion: Cracks Are Starting to Show in Subprime Auto

Fitch Ratings reported subprime delinquencies hit a 20-year high in March, and some of the smaller lenders in the space have cut back on originations, stopped issuing securitizations, or shuttered their doors completely, multiple sources told Auto Finance News. The number of new players entering the space has “slowed down,”Read More

CREDIT: Delinquencies Rise, Lenders Tighten Credit

CREDIT: Delinquencies Rise, Lenders Tighten Credit

Subprime 60-plus-day delinquencies declined to 4.28% in February, compared with 5.09% in January, according to S&P Global. Year over year, however, February subprime delinquencies were up 14% over the same month a year prior. “Generally, delinquencies decline from January to February due to tax refunds and this pattern played out againRead More

The Plot Thickens: U.S. Court of Appeals to Hear CFPB Case

The Plot Thickens: U.S. Court of Appeals to Hear CFPB Case

On Feb. 16, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the  D.C. Circuit agreed to rehear en banc PHH Corp. v. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Oral argument is set for May 24. As you may recall, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleged that PHH Corp. had accepted illegal kickbacks fromRead More

Online Identification: Do Your Consumers Need a VIN?

Online Identification: Do Your Consumers Need a VIN?

Few would dispute the auto-buying decision journey is switching into high gear digitally, with research from IHS suggesting consumers spend roughly 60% of their time researching makes and models online, versus 35% at the dealership. Using the VIN to uniquely identify a car, consumers use various online tools to checkRead More

New Webinar Explores How to Boost Dealer Relations

New Webinar Explores How to Boost Dealer Relations

Auto lender Flagship Credit Acceptance, and loan portfolio buyer Innovate Auto Finance detailed the kinds of technologies they use to connect with dealers for a webinar entitled: Deepening Dealer Relationships: How lenders can win business in a time of increased competition? The webinar is the the first of a four-part seriesRead More

Fintech Continues to Transform Auto Finance, but Will it Take Over?

Fintech Continues to Transform Auto Finance, but Will it Take Over?

Fintech companies that advertise efficient financing solutions are becoming more prevalent in the auto industry. Technology is advancing in a way where traditional players have no choice but to partner with new entrants, but the tide hasn’t completely turned from competition to collaboration. That’s according to Chris Chestnut, president of Payix.Read More

Best Practices For a More Profitable Lender and Dealer Relationship

Best Practices For a More Profitable Lender and Dealer Relationship

In DataScan’s ongoing effort to provide useful information regarding the automobile floor plan industry, we occasionally call upon our clients to help bring perspective to a subject.  As such, we came across this great article written by NextGear Capital.  It is an informative piece on floorplan lending best practices forRead More