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Fewer loan modifications pushes up losses in Santander’s latest ABS deal

Santander Consumer USA's third asset-backed securitization of the year is bringing $1.2 billion auto loans to market in a deal that’s expected to close Aug. 21, according to a presale report by S&P Global Ratings issued today. The deal props up the subprime lender’s ABS volume to $3.4 billion this year, a 10.5% year-over-year decline.  The […]

Loan Losses Are Worse Than Expected at Two Subprime Auto Lenders

Recent subprime-auto bonds from Prestige Financial Corp. and Exeter Finance Corp. are performing worse than anticipated, at a time when many competitors are at least meeting expectations, according to credit raters. The challenges both face may be remnants of a push for rapid growth a few years back, when these smaller lenders temporarily loosened credit […]

An Explanation of Delinquency Rate Discrepancies Between S&P and the N.Y. Fed

Inclusion of charge-offs when calculating 90-day delinquencies may spell the difference between the 4.47% rate reported by the New York Federal Reserve and the 1.86% subprime rate recorded by S&P Global Ratings at yearend 2018. According to the data dictionary in the N.Y. Fed’s research, delinquency data includes “severely derogatory” accounts, or those with reports […]