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Weaker Credit Quality Spurs Higher Loss Forecast for Exeter Securitization

Moody's Investor Service bumped up cumulative net loss expectations 1% in Exeter Finance’s most recent securitization to offset the weaker credit quality of the underlying loans. The weighted average credit score for the $572.9 million transaction was 556, “the lowest Fico seen in recent transactions,” said Moody’s Senior Credit Officer Daniela Jayesuria of the securitization slated […]

Tesla Issues Second-Ever Lease Securitization Despite Previous Downgrade

Tesla Inc. is slated to issue its second-ever U.S. auto securitization on Dec. 19, according to presale reports. The $837 million transaction is 53% larger than Tesla’s inaugural securitization, which was issued in February. That securitization was subsequently downgraded because of a “significant shortfall” in the Model 3 production rate and a weak financial situation, […]

Ford Motor Credit Issues Second $1B Auto ABS Transaction

Ford Motor Credit issued its second auto loan ABS transaction of the year with a $1.05 billion pool, according to Moody’s Investors Service. With the transaction, the captive finance arm’s total 2018 securitized portfolio is $1.1 billion while its auto loan portfolio totals $46.2 billion. Ford Credit’s latest transaction represents the most substantial average loan […]

Residual Values Are Risk Factor in BMW Financial’s First Auto Lease ABS of 2018

BMW Financial Services of North America issued its first U.S. auto lease ABS of 2018 backed by a pool of outstanding lease receivables totaling $1.16 billion, according to presale reports. The new securitization is comprised of 33,670 prime auto lease receivables with an average FICO score of 789 and maximum lease term of 36 months, according […]

Credit Acceptance Extends Revolving Period of Warehouse Facility

Credit Acceptance Corp. (CAC) announced on Thursday that it extended the revolving period and the maturity date of its warehouse facility, according to a company press release. CAC’s $100 million revolving secured warehouse facility revolving period was extended to August 2021. The last time the warehouse revolving period was extended was in August 2017 to […]

Senate Bill Gives Banks ‘Wiggle Room’ for Nonprime Lending, Economist Says

A bipartisan financial reform bill making its way through the Senate this week could allow midsize banks in the auto space to be more competitive with non-bank institutions, especially in the nonprime sector, said Michael Vogan, lead auto economist at Moody’s Analytics. Senate bill 2155, sponsored by Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo (R-ID), would […]

Consumer Preferences May Pose ‘Prominent Threat’ to Residuals, Moody’s Says

Changing consumer preferences and new electric vehicle technology bear “prominent threats” for auto finance, in particular, due to residual values, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report Monday. In North America, customers have an increased preference for SUVs, partly attributable to low gas prices and good economic conditions. The sales mix of new SUVs and trucks […]
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