Capital Markets | Auto Finance News - Part 5

Auto ABS Volume Closes In on $60B

Year-to-date auto securitization volume hit $57.8 billion at the end of April, with prime loan issuance accounting for the lion’s share of transactions, according to research released today by Deutsche Bank. Prime loan securitization volume totaled $23.7 billion, and subprime volume reached $12.8 billion. The remaining volume was comprised of retail lease ($9.8 billion), fleet […]

Ally Hits ABS Market With Second $1B Transaction

Ally Financial is bringing $1.12 billion in asset-backed securities to market in a deal that’s expected to close June 11, according to a presale report by S&P Global Ratings issued this week. The deal is Ally’s second this year, propping up the lender's ABS volume to $2.24 billion since January. Ally’s latest transaction consists of […]

Santander Consumer USA Initiates Second Stock Repurchase Program

Santander Consumer USA’s board of directors has authorized a plan to buy back $400 million of company stock this quarter, according to a May 24 Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The announcement comes on the heels of an inaugural $200 million share-repurchase program completed in January. The Federal Reserve Board of Governors did not object […]

Westlake Takes Over Servicing for Bankrupt Lender Total Finance

Westlake Portfolio Management has taken over servicing for Total Finance, a Chicago-based lender that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 13.   Since April 1, Westlake Portfolio Management has been handling customer service, collections, title management, repossessions, and remarketing for Total Finance’s $100 million auto loan portfolio, the bulk of which consists of […]

Fidelity Bank Exits Indirect Auto

Fidelity Bank is shuttering its indirect auto business after nearly 30 years, Auto Finance News has learned. "Effective May 15, 2019, Fidelity Bank will cease indirect auto originations," according to a fax distributed to dealers in Florida and Georgia, the two remaining states in the bank's dwindling auto finance footprint. "Contracts dated May 15, 2019, […]

China Announces Tariff Retaliation to Take Effect on June 1

China announced that it will increase tariffs imposed on about $60 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest escalation of the trade war. The tariffs will take effect on June 1, according to a statement on the Ministry of Finance’s website on Monday. The charges will thereby be raised on most […]
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