Capital Markets | Auto Finance News - Part 3

GM Financial, Hyundai ramp up lease ABS with $1.9B of issuance

General Motors Financial and Hyundai Capital America are driving auto lease ABS volume, bringing a combined $1.9 billion of receivables to market, according to presale reports from S&P Global Ratings.  GMF’s $1 billion deal marks the captive’s third lease securitization this year, boosting its total volume to $3.4 billion in 2019. The collateral pool consists […]

Blinker lands $10M investment

Peer-to-peer used-car buying app Blinker scored a $10 million investment yesterday, in a funding round led by Thornapple River Capital, according to a company press release. According to Crunchbase data, this is the company’s first funding round. Blinker, which launched in 2016, uses a proprietary decisioning system to fund loans on its platform. The Denver-based […]

Credit Acceptance tops $1B in warehouse facility credit 

Credit Acceptance Corp. (CAC) has announced the completion of a $200 million revolving secured warehouse facility. In addition, the lender increased an existing $250 million revolving secured warehouse facility to $300 million, bumping CAC’s borrowing capacity on its six secured warehouse lines to $1.2 billion.  CAC’s new $200 million revolving secured warehouse facility expires July […]

CPS grows originations despite ‘exceedingly competitive’ market, CEO says

Consumer Portfolio Services' originations increased 16.5% in the second quarter, to $250.1 million, despite the fact that the industry is "exceedingly competitive" and "people are growing like crazy," Chief Executive Charles Bradley said during an earnings call yesterday. "That puts pressure on us to eke out our meager growth and our performance amongst these people that […]

Credit Acceptance extends warehouse facility

Credit Acceptance Corp. has extended the maturity date of its $75 million revolving secured warehouse facility by two years — to Sept. 30, 2022 — according to a company release. There was no outstanding principal balance at the time of the release. CAC has five warehouse facilities with a borrowing capacity of $976 million. Of […]

Westlake eyes third ABS following $1.2B issuance

On the heels of closing a $1.2 billion asset-backed securitization — its largest-ever — Westlake Financial Services is already planning for another “large” ABS before yearend, Chief Financial Officer Paul Kerwin said in a statement on Thursday. The Los Angeles-based company’s securitization, backed by subprime auto receivables, also marked Westlake’s fifth straight issuance topping $1 […]

China’s auto ABS market tops $4.5B on heels of Geely deal

China’s asset-backed securities market is a growing funding source for auto lenders, as issuance has topped $4.5 billion (RMB31.2 billion) this year, according to data from S&P Global Ratings’ China Securitization Performance Watch report.  “We expect improving debt serviceability, enhanced underwriting and risk control, and securitization’s structural protection to continue to support the robust performance […]

Longer-term loans weigh down USAA securitization

Nearly two-thirds of the loans in USAA’s first asset-backed securitization of the year have terms longer than 60 months — a first for the company, according to a Moody’s Investors Service pre-sale report published Tuesday. In the $503 million transaction, 64% of loans have an original term greater than 60 months, which is the highest proportion of […]
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