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VW Credit Joins AutoGravity Through Equity Investment

VW Credit Inc. has made an equity investment into the online origination portal AutoGravity and is both joining the platform as a captive lender and utilizing the company’s technology to create its own branded online financing mobile app, according to a Wednesday press release. AutoGravity declined to disclose the sum of the investment to Auto […]

LTVs Decline in 1Q as Subprime Lenders Aim to Steady Loss Levels

DALLAS — Six subprime auto finance companies in the secondary market have reduced loan-to-value ratios in their underwriting by 100 basis points or more in the first quarter, said Amy Martin, lead analyst for auto ABS at S&P Global, during a presentation at the NAF Association’s Nonprime Auto Financing Conference. Those six include American Credit […]

Higher Losses Prompt More ABS Enhancement

LAS VEGAS — Of the nine subprime auto ABS transactions that have gone to market, four have higher levels of credit enhancements, Amy Martin, senior director of structured finance at S&P Global, told AFN. “The issuers with higher credit enhancement  include American Credit Acceptance LLC, First Investors Financial Services, Flagship Credit Acceptance, and Exeter Finance […]

Westlake Financial Services Joins AutoGravity

Westlake Financial Services is now a lending partner on the AutoGravity platform, which facilitates loan originations for consumers shopping for a vehicle online, the company’s announced in a press release this morning. AutoGravity expanded to 46 states earlier this year with the promise it could offer consumers up to four financing options, from four different […]

The Cost of Compliance [SPONSORED]

Since July 2010, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has made significant waves in the auto finance space. In 2013, they issued their bulletin titled “Indirect Auto Lending and Compliance with the Equal Opportunity Act” stating that they would regulate lenders on unanticipated discriminatory practices. With very little guidance on how to be compliant, lenders and […]

AutoGravity Expands to 46 States, Partners with Captives

The California-based digital car buying company AutoGravity announced today that it’s now available in 46 states across the country. There are at least four lending partners available in each state where the platform is offered, the company told Auto Finance News. “You can expect multiple captive lenders and we’ll be making announcements about them over […]

First Investors Enters Online Lending Space With AutoGravity

First Investors Financial Services Group has inked a partnership with digital car financing platform AutoGravity, which will bring the financial institution’s 4,000 dealer partners into AutoGravity’s ecosystem. “The world is changing; there is a whole population that really doesn’t do anything unless it’s on a smartphone, and I found the AutoGravity platform to be an […]

How ‘Furnishers’ Can Avoid Trouble with the Feds

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is targeting violations of strict rules for so-called “furnishers,” including auto lenders, plus in many cases their vendors, and potentially some independent dealers and buy-here, pay-here dealers, assuming they all furnish consumers’ nonpublic personal information to credit reporting bureaus.
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