Capital Markets | Auto Finance News - Part 5

Deadline Nears for Auto Finance Excellence Awards

With just more than a week to go before the Sept. 18 deadline, now’s the time to submit nominations for the 2018 Auto Finance Excellence Awards, which have annually since 2005 recognized executives and companies that have made great contributions to auto lending and leasing in the past year. Among other accomplishments, executives or companies […]

5 Uses for Blockchain in Auto Finance

The hype around blockchain ranges from technology that serves as a convenient and more secure way to transact funds, to a revolutionary invention that’s going to remake and supplant the current state of the internet as we know it. The reality for auto lenders is that the technology is still experimental, requiring further development before […]

Captives, Banks Lag in Industry Efforts to Reduce Delinquencies

Delinquency rates are down for the auto finance industry overall, but captives and banks are showing increased rates, Melinda Zabritski, Experian’s senior director of automotive financial solutions, told Auto Finance News. Industry-wide 30-day delinquencies dropped to 2.1% of total loans outstanding in 2Q18 compared with 2.2% a year ago. Meanwhile, 60-day delinquencies fell to 0.64% from […]

Ford Captive Receives ‘Negative Outlook’ by Moody’s Citing OEM’s Headwinds

Moody’s Investor Service gave Ford Motor Credit a “negative outlook” and downgraded the lender one ranking above a non-investment grade status this week, but the score is largely driven by risks in the parent manufacturer’s business, Jason Grohotolski, vice president and senior credit officer in Moody’s financial institutions group, told Auto Finance News. The report […]

Credit Acceptance Extends Revolving Period of Warehouse Facility

Credit Acceptance Corp. (CAC) announced on Thursday that it extended the revolving period and the maturity date of its warehouse facility, according to a company press release. CAC’s $100 million revolving secured warehouse facility revolving period was extended to August 2021. The last time the warehouse revolving period was extended was in August 2017 to […]

Chinese Loan Platform Files for $100M U.S. IPO

Weidai Ltd., a title lender that provides small businesses with credit backed by auto loans, has filed for an initial public offering to raise $100 million, according to an SEC filing. Weidai is a peer-to-peer lender with an early-stage personal credit system wherein users can borrow from the platform with their automobiles as collateral. The site also […]

Investments in Public Auto Finance Companies Top $9 Billion

Institutional investors had combined shares valued at $9.4 billion in the handful of publicly traded auto finance companies, as of midyear, according to an Auto Finance News analysis of Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The SEC filings record the quarterly U.S. equity holdings of institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in equity assets […]
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