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Average credit score drops for both new and used auto loans

Posted on Apr 06 2012 by

The automotive loan market continued to improve, with lenders showing more willingness to lend outside of prime. In Q4 2011, average credit scores for new and used auto loans dropped when compared with Q4 2010. Additionally, the percentage of loans to customers with nonprime, subprime or deep-subprime credit scores increased. Average credit scores for new […]

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Automotive loan originations shift into high gear

Posted on Mar 23 2012 by

Lenders continued to increase their appetite for risk in Q2 2011, with new vehicle loans for customers with credit outside of prime increasing by 22.4 percent compared with the previous year. In Q2 2011, 22.29 percent of all new vehicle loans went to customers in the nonprime, subprime and deep-subprime categories, increasing from 18.21 percent […]

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Auto loan originations increase significantly for some credit tiers

Posted on Mar 16 2012 by

Lenders are increasing loans to credit-challenged customers. According to Experian’s quarterly automotive credit analysis, 21.87 percent of all new vehicle loans went to customers in the nonprime, subprime and deep-subprime categories. The largest percentage increases were in the two highest-risk segments: deep subprime, which jumped 17.3 percent, and subprime, which jumped 17.8 percent. Nonprime loan […]

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Growth strategies for today’s consumer market

Posted on Mar 14 2012 by

In 2010, lenders began to change their focus from maintaining to growing portfolios. Most strategies focused on marketing to the least risky tiers of consumers as lenders tested marketing strategies in an unfamiliar economic environment. In 2011, the focus is on expanding that marketable universe and determining how to profitably grow, while managing risk across […]

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