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BB&T-SunTrust Merger to Establish $23B Auto Finance Operation

BB&T Bank’s acquisition of SunTrust Banks is likely to combine auto lending operations in a move that will improve efficiency but take time to configure, analysts told Auto Finance News. A SunTrust-BB&T merger would create a $22.8 billion auto finance operation, propelling the business into the top 20 among auto financiers, according to Big Wheels […]

5 Trends to Watch: 2019 Promises to be an Interesting Year

From the January issue: The pace of U.S. growth is expected to slow, according to most economists, who also think interest rates will rise. There is uncertainty about tariffs and, beyond the economic factors, the race between different lenders, dealers, and manufacturers to overhaul products and services is picking up. But perhaps the biggest challenge […]

SunTrust Grows Portfolio, Improves Online Lending Division

SunTrust Banks managed to lower delinquencies and net-charge-offs in its indirect auto portfolio while enhancing its online direct-lending division — LightStream — Allison Dukes, chief financial officer, said during the second quarter earnings call. “We have lower originations year over year in the second quarter 2018 compared with 2Q17, but with much better performance and […]

Congress Rolls Back Dodd-Frank Rules, Relieves Banks of Stress Test Requirements

Fewer than 10 banks will be required to submit stringent stress test analysis to federal regulators following Congress’ passage of bipartisan legislation designed to rollback Obama-era financial regulation. The House voted 258-159 to roll back parts of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, which will now designate banks with assets above $250 billion as “systemically important financial […]

Speaker Faculty Continues to Grow for Performance & Compliance Summit

Four auto lending executives have joined the Auto Finance Performance & Compliance Summit speaker roster to give their insights on forming seamless and open dealer relationships. The conference will take place May 9-10, at the Omni Dallas. The panel entitled “Dealer Relationship Strategies” will include Doug Decksheimer, vice president and chief marketing officer of Rifco […]

TCF Bank Tops List of CFPB Complaint Offenders

TCF Bank — having exited the auto finance space at yearend — topped the 2017 list of banks with the most complaints per $1 billion in deposits in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s database, according to data compiled by LendEDU. The Minnesota-based bank topped the list for the second year in a row with 13.6 […]

11 Executives Offer Predictions for 2018

From the expansion of mobility services to technology enhancements and continued depreciation of used-car values, a lot has been stirring in the auto finance space this year. And even more change is anticipated next year, according to some executives in the auto finance sector. Auto Finance News asked eleven executives, “What are your predictions for […]
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