Capital Markets | Auto Finance News - Part 4

Fleet management startup scores $5m credit line from MBFS

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services has granted a $5 million credit line to VMAC Holdings, a fleet management firm that provides inventory for rideshare companies.  The new line of credit will be used for VMAC’s incoming projects, including expanding its mobility-as-a-service business into “various municipalities” across the U.S., Co-Owner and Chief Operating Officer Grant Stark, told Auto […]

Thinning margins spur Ford Credit downgrade

Ford Motor Co.'s weakened credit profile will likely have negative implications for its access to funding and financing volumes after a downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service this week. The downgrade moved Ford’s rating to non-investment speculative-grade status.  Moody’s said an upgrade for Ford is “unlikely in the near term,” as margins are expected to remain […]

Auto Finance News announces capital markets survey for lenders

Auto Finance News is pleased to share a short survey on auto finance funding and capital market operations.  Lenders can participate in the survey here. The survey delves into allocation of resources, along with funding trends and challenges. It takes about three minutes to complete, and responses will remain anonymous. We encourage lenders of every […]

Ally backs startup Fair with $100m debt facility

Used-car leasing app Fair has closed a $100 million debt facility and equity investment led by Ally Financial. With Ally’s investment, the three-year-old vehicle subscription company has raised $1.6 billion in funding over 10 rounds. The funds will be used to purchase more vehicles for Fair’s fleet. The Ally investment comes on the heels of […]

Securitization residual values hit 12-year low

The average residual value expected in auto lease securitizations this year dropped to a level unseen since 2007, according to a report published last week by Moody’s Investors Service. Residual value risk, as measured by securitizations’ residual value settings, was set at an average of 46.2% of MSRP, down from 47.1% in 2018. “The lower […]

Honda Finance injects $1B into ABS market

Loans in American Honda Finance Corp.‘s latest securitization have the shortest original and remaining terms when compared with other issuers’ pools, according to a Moody’s Investor Services presale report. The $1.1 billion securitization is on track to be upsized to $1.3 billion based on investor demand. Read more: American Honda Finance Dodges Class-Action Lawsuit The loans backing […]
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