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KBRA Withdraws Ratings as Honor Finance Securitization Winds Down

Honor Finance’s 2016 securitization has been withdrawn from Kroll Bond Rating Agency’s surveillance after being paid in full, the rating agency announced this week. The transaction had suffered two downgrades since July 2018, a month before the defunct company transferred its servicing to Westlake Portfolio Management. On June 17, servicer Westlake Portfolio Management exercised its […]

Westlake Takes Over Servicing for Bankrupt Lender Total Finance

Westlake Portfolio Management has taken over servicing for Total Finance, a Chicago-based lender that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Feb. 13.   Since April 1, Westlake Portfolio Management has been handling customer service, collections, title management, repossessions, and remarketing for Total Finance’s $100 million auto loan portfolio, the bulk of which consists of […]

KBRA Downgrades Honor Finance Securitization — Again

Honor Finance’s 2016 asset-backed securitization has been downgraded for a second time by Kroll Bond Rating Agency due to cumulative net losses increasing to 31.2% compared with 29.4% over three collection periods, the rating agency reported April 25. The now-defunct subprime lender’s Class B notes were downgraded to B+ from BB+, and its Class C […]

BREAKING: Pelican Halts Originations, Transfers Portfolio to Westlake

Pelican Auto Finance LLC, a deep-subprime lender, stopped originating loans and transferred 95% of its portfolio to Westlake Financial Services‘ new venture Westlake Portfolio Management LLC on March 15, Auto Finance News has learned. Pelican halted originations as of Dec. 1, 2017, but began to taper off originations months before that time, co-founder and Chief […]