Risk | Auto Finance News - Part 5

Senate Banking Committee Urges Oversight of Data Security

As auto lenders increasingly turn to technology to improve customer experience, the Senate Banking Committee is pushing for “close scrutiny” over the way financial institutions collect, use, and protect personally identifiable consumer information, the committee announced this week. Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Ranking Member Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) asked for feedback from […]

Nicholas Financial to Improve Underwriting Amid Earnings Drop

Subprime lender Nicholas Financial Inc. suffered losses in 2018 as a result of legacy portfolios with “difficult pools in terms of underwriting quality” from purchases made in previous years, Chief Executive Doug Marohn said in an earnings statement earlier this month. Clearwater, Fla.-based Nicholas lost $900,000 for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2018, and originations […]

Santander Uses AI to Triage Cybersecurity Threats

Difficulty pinpointing the source of a data breach is often to blame for the lag between perpetration and detection of fraud, said Santander Consumer USA Chief Information Security Officer Harold Gonzales at AFSA’s Vehicle Finance Conference. “It’s not like we have a dashboard and one big red light goes off and we all chase after […]

Call for Speakers: AFN Scouts Speakers for Auto Finance Risk Summit

The Auto Finance Risk Summit — the established industry event for education and networking focused on best practices in risk management — is searching for senior leaders in auto finance to join the speaker roster. Help shape our agenda for the 12th annual Auto Finance Risk Summit to be held at the Omni San Diego on May […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • February 13, 2019
  • Risk

Used-Vehicle Depreciation Forecasted for Spring 2019

Used-vehicle values are likely to depreciate 15% by yearend, compared with the 12.4% total depreciation seen in 2018, Black Book's Executive Vice President of Operations, Anil Goyal, told Auto Finance News. “We had a great year last year in terms of used vehicle value retention, and it’s highly unlikely it’ll repeat itself this year,” Goyal […]

Biometrics, Behavior Trends Shield Lenders From Online Fraud, Experian Says

As financing moves increasingly onto the digital stage, one fraud expert urged auto lenders to leverage more data and analytics beyond the common credit data and ID verification tactics used today. Experian’s Senior Fraud Solutions Consultant Chris Ryan said auto lenders are particularly vulnerable to the use of synthetic identities, which he noted is on […]

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 […]
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