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Toyota Financial enters private-label financing, scores Mazda

Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is establishing itself as a provider of third-party financial services on the heels of a newly inked deal with Mazda Motor of America. Mazda’s consumer loan and lease financing will make the switch to TFS on April 1, 2020, TFS spokesman Vince Bray told Auto Finance News in an email. The […]

Credit Acceptance tops $1B in warehouse facility credit 

Credit Acceptance Corp. (CAC) has announced the completion of a $200 million revolving secured warehouse facility. In addition, the lender increased an existing $250 million revolving secured warehouse facility to $300 million, bumping CAC’s borrowing capacity on its six secured warehouse lines to $1.2 billion.  CAC’s new $200 million revolving secured warehouse facility expires July […]

Santander drives up Chrysler Capital penetration rate, shuffles leadership

Santander Consumer USA increased its Chrysler Capital quarterly penetration rate as a leadership change will have Shawn Allgood head Chrysler Capital and auto relationships, the company announced in its second-quarter earnings.  Chrysler Capital’s quarterly penetration rate grew to 36%, compared with 32% during the prior-year period. Loans originated by subsidiary Chrysler Capital increased 25% year […]
  • Nicole Casperson
  • July 24, 2019
  • Earnings

FASB mulls delay of new credit loss rule for small lenders, CUs

The two years of transition to the Financial Accounting Standards Board rule called Current Expected Credit Losses — or CECL, for short — may extend to five years for smaller banks and credit unions.  FASB met this week and voted for a proposal to extend the implementation deadline, but only for small public banks, private lenders, […]

Santander salvages Chrysler agreement with FCA $60M payment

Santander Consumer USA has paid $60 million to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group to amend a private label financing agreement whose future had been uncertain for the past year.  The modified pact between SCUSA and FCA adjusts specific performance metrics, exclusivity commitments and payment provisions under the agreement, according to the filing of an 8-K with […]

Santander Consumer USA Initiates Second Stock Repurchase Program

Santander Consumer USA’s board of directors has authorized a plan to buy back $400 million of company stock this quarter, according to a May 24 Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The announcement comes on the heels of an inaugural $200 million share-repurchase program completed in January. The Federal Reserve Board of Governors did not object […]