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Decline in Used-Vehicle Inventory Dampens Dealer Sentiment

Used-car sales – a driver behind recent market strength – may slow as used-vehicle inventories shrink, according to Cox Automotive’s second-quarter Dealer Sentiment Index report published last week. “If market strength is being driven by used vehicles, can used-vehicle sales remain strong considering declining inventory?” Cox Auto Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke said in a statement. […]

Ally Boosts Used Financing to Offset Lower New-Car Sales

Ally Financial Inc. originated $9.2 billion of loans and leases last quarter — a 3.3% year-over-year decline — with used-car originations accounting for 56% of the volume, the company reported in its earnings release. Used originations accounted for 50% of the volume in the prior-year period. Ally originated $5.2 billion of used-car loans last quarter, which reflects […]

How Smaller Tax Refunds Could Impact Auto Finance in 2019

The potential for fewer or decreased tax returns as a result of the 2017 tax act will likely bring down vehicle sales this spring, Chief Executive of JoyDrive Hunter Gorham told Auto Finance News. “Consumers use the tax refund as a whole down payment, and they won’t be a buyer [this year] without that down […]