Features | Auto Finance News - Part 10

6 Auto Securitization Trends From ABS East

When assessing the strength of the auto finance industry, it’s often helpful to separate actual performance from the ratings on the ABS markets, said John Bella, managing director of structured finance asset-backed securities for Fitch Ratings. There are several trends Fitch Ratings identifies that could impact performance, including a worsening of the depreciation rate in […]

8 Ways to Boost Volume in a Competitive Market

Times have changed in the powersports finance market, as several new lending companies have entered the space. From captives to independent finance companies to startup leasing providers, competition is ramping up. “When we looked at this market five years ago, there was really a void of financing in this space,” Vijay Patil, chief risk and […]

8 Powersports Lenders Offer Aid to Harvey Borrowers

More than half a million vehicles in the Houston area are estimated to be a total loss — including motorcycles and other recreational vehicles — in the wake of flooding damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. “Short-term motorcycle demand from impacted areas will be hurt,” Wells Fargo Securities analyst Tim Conder said in a published report. […]

Reinventing the Aftermarket: Will All-Inclusive Subscription Services Be the Next Big Thing?

While “all-inclusive” is a pretty well-known concept in the resort world — many vacation spots boast carefree, wallet-less getaways, where everything is included in one price — the term is almost foreign in auto finance. But that is poised to change, as several lenders adapt the “all-inclusive” concept into their business models, with an aim […]

Top 6 Auto Finance Operational Changes to Watch

While lenders, of course, have to focus on lending practices, compliance, and risk management to remain successful in this space, many business owners know employee operations and customer service are just as important. There have been several operational moves among large lenders and shifts in customer service trends over the past year, and financial institutions […]
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