Earnings | Auto Finance News - Part 3

Westlake Financial Aims for Another Year of Growth in 2019

Westlake Financial is shooting for 20% growth in 2019 on the heels of expansion of its direct lending platform and several other units, the lender announced last week. Westlake's portfolio shot up 35% last year, to a record $8.33 billion, with 40.5% of originations in the prime and near-prime credit tiers. Westlake Financial attributed some […]

HyreCar Scouts Insurance Options Amid Profit Growth

HyreCar is leveraging its 2018 growth to either reprice or onboard a new insurance provider this year, Chief Executive Joe Furnari, told Auto Finance News. The startup's growth in earnings, operations, and geographic expansion allows more room for negotiations as its insurance renewal date approaches in early April. “We’re coming up on that renewal date,” […]

GM Financial Notches 32% Loan Origination Growth in 2018

General Motors Financial Co. continues to bolster retail loan growth with a 31.7% yearly rise in originations, the company reported Wednesday. “We navigated significant headwinds in 2018 to deliver another year of strong results, demonstrating the earnings resiliency of this company,” General Motors’ Chief Financial Officer Dhivya Suryadevara said in a statement. “The actions we’ve […]

SunTrust’s LightStream Originations Top $2B

SunTrust Banks’ fintech investment LightStream delivered $2 billion in originations in 2018, Allison Dukes, the bank's chief financial officer, said during a fourth-quarter earnings call. “LightStream originations as a percent of consumer originations excluding mortgage was about 25% in 2018,” Dukes said, noting that the fintech helps improve overall growth and returns within the bank’s […]

Credit Acceptance 2018 Profits Accelerate Despite State AG Investigations

Net income at Credit Acceptance Corp. shot up 20% year over year to $574 million in 2018 despite ongoing investigations by two state attorneys general. The lender filed a disclosure with the SEC last week meant to "provide an update on two state matters" that are related to investigations by Massachusetts and Mississippi state attorneys […]

Ally Expects Steady Originations in 2019, President Says

Ally Financial Inc. hit a “sweet spot” with its auto portfolio last year and is focusing on keeping that consistency throughout 2019, President of Auto Finance Doug Timmerman told Auto Finance News. The bank grew its auto portfolio 2.1% year over year to $35.4 billion at yearend 2018, as delinquencies increased and charge-offs declined, the company reported in fourth-quarter […]

Santander Originations Climb 59% Amid Discussions With FCA

Santander Consumer USA drove up auto originations 59% year over year amid discussions around "optimizing" its current contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group, SCUSA Chief Executive Scott Powell said during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call this week. “We continue to operate under [the] existing contract,” Powell said during the call. “Our discussions with Chrysler are […]

Global Lending Services Doubles Originations for Second Straight Year

Global Lending Services doubled its origination volume — for the second straight year — to $1.1 billion in 2018, Chief Executive Steve Thibodeau told Auto Finance News. The subprime lender's origination volume had doubled to $558 million in 2017. Thibodeau attributed the portfolio growth to the company's expanding dealership network, which increased 30%, to 8,000 […]
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