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Nissan seeks sale of trading unit in $1b deal

Nissan Motor Co. is seeking to sell a wholly owned subsidiary that distributes vehicle parts and materials in a deal that may be valued at about $1 billion, as the struggling Japanese automaker seeks to slim down, people familiar with the matter said. The company has invited private equity and trading firms to bid for […]

Trump Car Tariffs Would Hurt Global Growth, EU’s Malmstrom Warns

U.S. tariffs on car imports would deal a blow to the global economy and Europe will retaliate if they’re imposed, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said. “It would be very harmful for our economy, it would be harmful for the global economy, and it would be harmful for the U.S. economy, because many cars are […]

5 Innovative Auto Finance Moves of 2018

A number of auto finance companies rolled out products and services in 2018 that the editors of Auto Finance News found noteworthy, among them: Honcker Adds Insurance to List of App Services Mobile car buying app Honcker added insurance to its platform this year, bringing the company closer to making the entire car buying experience […]

U.S.-China Tariffs, Credit Availability Threaten New-Car Market

Trade disputes and a tightening credit cycle pose risks for U.S. financial institutions, S&P Global Ratings noted in a report released earlier this month. “The hallmark of the auto finance industry is its access to credit and keeping the needle moving,” Jeremy Acevedo, manager of industry analysis at Edmunds, told Auto Finance News. “If [credit […]