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Lease Demand for Tesla Model 3 Beats BMW, Mercedes

Consumers seek leases on Teslas 26% more often than on Mercedes-Benz vehicles and 20% more frequently than on BMWs, Scot Hall, executive vice president of operations at car lease transfer marketplace Swapalease.com, told Auto Finance News. Currently, Tesla offers leasing options on its Model X and Model S variants but not on the lower-priced Model […]

Tesla’s Accounting Changes Muddle Captive’s Results

Tesla Financial Services reported growth in its leasing portfolio, but because of an accounting change, it showed large declines over the last year, according to the company’s second-quarter earnings released today. Not adjusting for the accounting change, Tesla reports a 17% year-over-year increase in its lease portfolio to $4.2 billion outstanding. Yet, accounting for the […]

5 Ways Mobility Will Change the Secondary Market

New ownership and mobility models are popping up all over the auto finance space and that’s driving new innovations in the auto ABS market as well. As more and more consumers switch to fleet-focused mobility offerings, it’s forcing investors and issuers to think differently about the assets they are securitizing. For example, some believe issuers […]
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