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New-Vehicle Retail Sales Seen Dipping in December

J.D. Power and LMC Automotive forecast that new-vehicle retail sales for December will be down 1% from December 2017, the sixth consecutive monthly decline, and that retail sales for all of 2018 will be off 1.3% from full-year 2017. The research companies expect December retail sales to come in 1.3 million units. For the year, […]

Oregon CU Caps Loans at 84 Months Despite Consumer Demand for Longer Terms

Despite increasing customer requests for 96-month auto loans, Oregon Community Credit Union caps terms at 84 months, Ethan Nelson, Oregon Community Credit Union vice president of credit administration, told Auto Finance News. While indirect auto lending at the credit union has decreased in the past year, Nelson said the lack of 96-month financing was not […]

Alliant Credit Union Reaches $80 Million Milestone with TrueCar

Alliant Credit Union, which partnered with an online automotive marketplace TrueCar in 2015, said as of December 2018 that it has originated 3,000 auto loans worth $80 million through the platform and that Alliant members have saved $4 million off manufacturers’ suggested retail prices. TrueCar allows Alliant members to access certified-dealer inventory, check vehicle prices, […]

BECU Automates Decisioning to Offset Origination Decline

With volume slipping and interest rates on the rise, Boeing Employees Credit Union has worked to manage loan pricing and strengthen underwriting guidelines this year, Randy Schultz, the credit union’s senior product strategy manager for consumer loans, told AFN via email. For instance, BECU is in the process of implementing a customized scoring system to […]

Anderson Brothers Says It’s on Target for Double-Digit Origination Growth

Anderson Brothers Bank, which operates 23 branches in South Carolina, is on track to increase auto loan originations 22.5% this year and as much as 20% in 2019, according to Micky Watts, the bank’s senior vice president of indirect lending. The bank specializes in subprime and near-prime loans. While larger banks in North and South […]
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