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CarMax Auto Finance to Extend Subprime Pilot, CFO Says

LadderCarMax Auto Finance’s subprime test pilot originated $72.2 million of receivables through Feb. 28, exceeding the company’s original pledge of $70 million in allotted funds for the program, according to an 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission last week.

“We intend to continue with our subprime test,” Chief Financial Officer Tom Reedy said during the company’s earnings call last week. “Recall that our primary goal for this investment was to gain knowledge regarding this space, and we expect these learnings will prove invaluable.”

Through the pilot, which CAF launched in January 2014, the company extends auto loans to subprime customers that would typically borrow from third-party lenders. In the fourth quarter of 2014, the subprime program originated $15.5 million of loans, with average terms of nearly 70 months.

“We are comfortable continuing to originate at the current target volume,” Reedy said. This target is 5% of CarMax’s subprime sales, or a little less than 2% of CAF originations.

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  1. I have a question?
    Does your loan approval system show just one loan and the details of that loan are is it showing multiple loan possibilities from other financing sources at the same time in full compliance with the CFPB as well as federal and state regulators new rules and regulations?

    It sounds like you are making great loans but will the CFPB as well as other federal and state regulators interfere with your testing results in the near future?