Risk | Auto Finance News - Part 8

NETSOL Technologies Signs On as Diamond Sponsor for Auto Finance Summit and AF Accelerate

Auto Finance News is proud to announce NETSOL Technologies Inc. is the official Diamond sponsor of its two industry events this year: the Auto Finance Summit and Auto Finance Accelerate, a week-long event series on auto finance operations, including sales & marketing, innovation, and risk. NETSOL specializes in internet technology and enterprise software solutions primarily […]

New Accounting Rule Likely to Hike Lending Costs

As U.S. financial institutions start to implement a new loan-loss accounting guideline this week, Jefferies Equity Analyst John Hecht forecasts higher lending costs down the road. The Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) model, introduced by the Financial Accounting Standards Board in 2016, outlines how banking institutions account for and reserve against loan losses. Early adoption […]

Santander Settles SEC Claims of Improper Auto Loan Accounting

Santander Consumer USA is paying a $1.5 million fine to settle claims by the Securities and Exchange Commission over the lender’s accounting for troubled subprime loans. The SEC charged that for at least eight reporting periods, from 2014 to 2016, Santander Consumer USA  failed to calculate and report its credit loss allowance for certain impaired […]

Auto Finance News’ Top 5 Stories of 2018

It was an interesting year. Early in 2018, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said it would form a captive unit. The end of the year saw the arrest of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance head Carlos Ghosn. And there was plenty of news in between. What follows are AFN editors’ picks for top five stories of 2018: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles […]

Lenders Need to Guard Against Post-Data-Breach ‘Credit Washing,’ Analyst Says

Auto lenders are likely to tighten underwriting standards to stave off “credit washing,” a type of fraud that has become more popular amid an increase in data breaches, LexisNexis Risk Solutions analysts told Auto Finance News. Credit washing occurs when a borrower disputes negative information in a credit report, prompting the agency to “clean,” or temporarily […]

Oregon CU Caps Loans at 84 Months Despite Consumer Demand for Longer Terms

Despite increasing customer requests for 96-month auto loans, Oregon Community Credit Union caps terms at 84 months, Ethan Nelson, Oregon Community Credit Union vice president of credit administration, told Auto Finance News. While indirect auto lending at the credit union has decreased in the past year, Nelson said the lack of 96-month financing was not […]

Anderson Brothers Says It’s on Target for Double-Digit Origination Growth

Anderson Brothers Bank, which operates 23 branches in South Carolina, is on track to increase auto loan originations 22.5% this year and as much as 20% in 2019, according to Micky Watts, the bank’s senior vice president of indirect lending. The bank specializes in subprime and near-prime loans. While larger banks in North and South […]

U.S.-China Tariffs, Credit Availability Threaten New-Car Market

Trade disputes and a tightening credit cycle pose risks for U.S. financial institutions, S&P Global Ratings noted in a report released earlier this month. “The hallmark of the auto finance industry is its access to credit and keeping the needle moving,” Jeremy Acevedo, manager of industry analysis at Edmunds, told Auto Finance News. “If [credit […]
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