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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 […]

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 […]

Exeter Improves Portfolio Performance With Stricter Underwriting

Exeter Finance LLC managed to lower delinquencies and charge-offs in its portfolio by implementing “tighter controls and stricter underwriting,” according to an S&P Global Ratings pre-sale report. Through March, the subprime auto lender’s total delinquencies decreased to 14.55% of the portfolio compared with 15.68% in the same period a year earlier. Similarly, net charge-offs decreased […]
  • William Hoffman
  • July 23, 2018
  • Earnings

MyAutoLoan.com Seeks Growth Via Veteran Execs

Two subprime auto finance veterans have taken an undisclosed equity stake in Horizon Digital Financial Holdings Inc. and plan to sign new lenders to subsidiary MyAutoLoan.com, a digital marketplace lender. Mark Floyd, who previously served as chief executive of Exeter Finance Corp. and chief operating officer of AmeriCredit Corp., will come out of retirement (again) […]

5 Private-Equity Trends to Watch in 2018

In the recovery period following the great recession there was a surge of private-equity investment in the auto finance space, but since then enthusiasm has waned. Several firms are looking for an exit ramp from properties they have sunk billions of dollars into as delinquencies soar. Independent finance companies have been unable to stop delinquencies […]

Exeter Plans Switch to Public ABS Issuances

Exeter Finance Corp. has not yet made the switch to public asset-backed securities, despite the fact that the lender now has a Securities and Exchange Commission-approved shelf. Exeter issued its third ABS transaction of the year late last month, which is still designated a rule 144A transaction, according to a presale report by DBRS Inc. […]

Auto ABS Issuers Pull Pools Back From Harvey, Irma Impacted Areas

During one of the busiest times for the secondary market, auto lenders are excluding vehicles affected by Hurricane Harvey from ABS issuances over fears of negative-equity deals, according to presale reports.   Exeter Finance Corp., Fifth Third Bank Dealer Financial Services, Ford Motor Credit Co., and Santander Consumer USA have all removed vehicles from their […]
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