Risk Management | Auto Finance News - Part 5

Mercedes-Benz Financial fosters innovation to drive originations

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services’ focus on ushering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and new mobility fronts has buoyed loan and lease originations this year, Vice President of Credit Operations Chris Kaefer told Auto Finance News.  The captive leapfrogged competitor BMW Financial Services, increasing originations 34.6% to $17.1 billion in 2018, according to Big Wheels Auto Finance data. Comparatively, BMWFS originations declined […]

Global Lending Services aims for 14K dealers

On the heels of establishing a direct-to-consumer business, Global Lending Services continues to build the indirect side of the business. The subprime lender has been signing on nearly 200 new franchise dealers each month as it aims for the 14,000-dealer mark, Chief Executive Steve Thibodeau told Auto Finance News. So far, GLS has signed on […]

CPS, GMF, Huntington and Westlake execs join Auto Finance Summit speaker faculty

Senior executives from four of the nation’s largest financiers will participate in an executive dialogue to track the trajectory of the industry and strategies for overcoming looming challenges. The panel will feature Consumer Portfolio Services President and Chief Executive Charles Bradley, GM Financial Chief Operating Officer Kyle Birch, President of Huntington Auto Finance Rich Porrello, […]

Texas bank sues Ford Credit for $25M

Ford Motor Credit has been sued for $25 million by the International Bank of Commerce (IBC) for allegedly failing to notify the bank and other investors that funding was terminated for Reagor-Dykes Auto Group (RDAG) dealerships.  Laredo, Texas-based IBC had loaned and refinanced more than $30 million to Reagor-Dykes from August 2017 to February 2018, the […]

Thin-credit lender scores $150M in funding

Lendbuzz, a direct online auto lender that markets to thin- and no-credit borrowers, landed $150 million in debt and equity financing, the company announced Monday. The equity funding round was led by 83North, and the debt funding was led by BHI, ConnectOne Bank and IDB Bank, among others. Last year, Lendbuzz secured $30 million in […]

Nissan dealership fined $2.8M for loan defaults

A federal judge has allowed Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp. to repossess 90 vehicles valued at $2.8 million from a dealership the captive sued for defaulting on loans and selling vehicles out of trust.  Helena, Mont.-based Robert Allen Nissan received loans from NMAC to purchase new and used vehicles for its inventory. Under the terms of […]

Bart Reagor fights back against Ford Credit

Bart Reagor, former co-owner of Reagor-Dykes Auto Group, is fighting back against Ford Credit Co. in the court of public opinion, which has resulted in a delay of a final judgment, Wayne Dolcefino, founder of Dolcefino Consulting, told Auto Finance News. The case — which has been postponed until Oct. 7 — will move to […]

Fraud analytics, alt-data reduce risk for nonprime lenders

The ability to identify risk as early as possible in the loan origination process can improve portfolio performance, and lenders focused on nonprime segments have better resources than ever before to reduce loan risk. Early identification of high-risk borrowers can reduce or potentially eliminate defaults. Fraud analytics and alternative credit data — which provides a […]
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