VW, Ford Join to Make Vans and Explore Work on Electric Cars

Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. will join forces to build pickup trucks, delivery vans and possibly more, pledging to put old rivalries aside and work together to confront a rapidly changing auto industry. The pair is set to start delivering medium-sized pickup trucks from 2022, VW and Ford said in a statement Tuesday. The […]

The Benefits of Artificial Intelligence in Auto Lending

We are inundated with discussion about how new technologies promise to change the way that we do business and live our lives. Yes, many of these proclamations offer rhetorical flourish and grand visions. That said, there are new technologies available and startups that are maximizing these technologies to transform the auto industry — even today. […]

Auto Finance Innovation Summit to Delve Into Leading-Edge Auto Finance Tech

Developments in machine learning, subscription services, and blockchain are spurring lenders to rethink and refine their operations. The 4th Annual Auto Finance Innovation Summit, a part of the week-long event Auto Finance Accelerate, will explore what innovations have true importance to the industry, and how those technologies can be refashioned to break auto finance’s mold. […]

U.S. Bailout From Last Recession Lives on as Downturn Risks Rise

TARP, the U.S. government bailout program born of the financial crisis a decade ago, lives on today as economists warn of a new recession. Congress authorized the Troubled Asset Relief Program in late 2008 to stabilize the financial system with up to $700 billion — later reduced to $475 billion. To date, about $450 billion in […]

Losses on Track to Improve in Santander’s Latest Securitization

Santander Consumer USA‘s first asset-backed securitization of the year is on track for lower losses relative to prior pools, despite higher loan-to-value ratios and a smaller percentage of new vehicles in the pool, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s assigned a 24% cumulative net loss expectation to the $1.2 billion transaction, which is slated to […]

Fintech Startups Pose Risk to Lenders, Analyst Warns 

As lenders increasingly look to fintech companies to facilitate loan origination, one analyst warned these partnerships can be a double-edged sword. “If [lenders] are leveraging some fintech platform that claims to have built the better mousetrap in terms of their underwriting platform but haven’t been around through credit cycles and haven’t proven that out, to […]

Powell Says Fed ‘Waiting and Watching’ With Patience on Rates

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the U.S. central bank can be patient before adjusting interest rates again as it waits to see how global risks impact the domestic economy. “We’re in a place where we can be patient and flexible and wait and see what does evolve, and I think for the meantime we’re […]

Exeter Finance Files for IPO, Expects to Raise $100M

Subprime lender Exeter Finance Corp. filed for an initial public offering to gain a larger marketshare in the “fragmented” auto finance industry, the company said in a Jan. 8 regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Blackstone-backed Exeter expects to raise $100 million in the IPO, the filing notes, though the timing of […]
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