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Financing becomes more available for nonprime credit tiers

Posted on Apr 07 2014 by

Auto financing became easier to obtain in Q4 2013 and the market share for new vehicle loans in the nonprime, subprime and deep-subprime credit tiers increased slightly to 34.1 percent of all new loans, up from 32.8 percent in Q4 2012.

Leasing grows in popularity as lenders ease credit standards

Posted on Mar 20 2014 by

The most recent Experian State of the Automotive Finance Market report shows more consumers are leasing vehicles. Leases accounted for 28.4 percent of all new vehicles financed in Q4
2013 – the highest level on record since 2006.

Auto lending continues growth trend

Posted on Feb 27 2014 by

Findings from the most recent Experian State of the Automotive Finance Market report show outstanding automotive loan balances increased 11 percent from Q4 2012, reaching $798.5
billion in Q4 2013 — the highest level since 2007.

Auto delinquency rates still low but moving upward

Posted on Feb 07 2014 by

Delinquency rates for auto loans moved up slightly in the last quarter of 2013, with the 30 to 59 days past due (DPD), 60 to 89 DPD and 90 to 180 DPD delinquency rates at 2.18 percent, 0.56 percent and 0.24 percent, respectively.

Delinquency rates remain low in Q2 2013

Posted on Nov 02 2013 by

Credit unions were the only type of lender to have their 30 day plus delinquency rate fall below 2 percent for several key product categories. The table below provides the delinquency rate by lender and product. 30 day plus delinquency rate Q2 2013   Auto* Mortgage Bankcard Credit unions 1.52% 1.36% 1.99% Banks 2.01% 4.91% […]

Auto financing continues steady growth

Posted on Sep 22 2013 by

According to Experian’s latest State of the Automotive Finance Market report, a record 84.5% of consumers who acquired a new vehicle in Q2 2013 used either a loan or a lease to fund the purchase – up from 82.5% in Q2 2012. Leases accounted for an all-time high of 27.6% of new vehicles financed during the second quarter, up from 24.4% in Q2 2012.

Auto lending market remains strong

Posted on Aug 25 2013 by

According to the Q2 2013 Experian Automotive State of the Automotive Finance Market report, vehicle repossessions reached their lowest rate in seven years, with only 0.36 percent of all vehicle loans reaching repossession. This change is a drop of 14.8 percent over the previous quarter and a 10.4 percent decrease from the previous low of 0.41 percent in Q2 2006.

Hybrid buyers care for the environment and their credit

Posted on May 05 2013 by

A recent analysis by Experian Automotive found that, overall, consumers purchasing a hybrid have significantly higher credit scores than those purchasing another type of new vehicle. The average credit score for a loan on a new hybrid was 790, compared with the national average credit score of 755 for a loan on any new vehicle.

Consumers are taking on longer automotive loans

Posted on Apr 21 2013 by

Findings from Experian’s latest State of the Automotive Finance Market analysis showed the average loan term for a new vehicle jumped to an all-time high of 65 months in Q4 2012, up from 63 months in Q4 2011. More consumers also are opting for leases, with the lease share of new auto financing increasing to 24.79 percent, up from 10.45 percent in Q4 2011.

Auto lending still healthy despite increase

Posted on Mar 10 2013 by

Experian Automotive’s Q4 2012 credit trends analysis found that 60-day delinquencies rose from 0.72 percent in Q4 2011 to 0.74 percent in Q4 2012. It was the first time in three years that 60-day delinquencies experienced a year-over-year increase.