Day two of Experian’s 33rd annual Vision 2014 Conference in Dallas included a full morning of education on topics related to the economy and the industry. Chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, Dr. James Paulsen kicked off today’s events delivering a powerful keynote address on the economic and financial outlook for the U.S.
Following Dr. Paulsen’s remarks, conference attendees headed into the day’s breakout sessions, including an update on the U.S. auto industry from Experian Automotive. According to Melinda Zabritski from Experian, in Q4 2014 U.S. auto loan balances grew to their highest level on record, $799 billion with new leases also expanding to a high of 28.84 percent.
Another interesting topic covered today was a deep dive analysis on millennial borrowers, an important audience for lenders as they consider growth opportunity in the market. Experian’s analysis shows that this digitally-savvy population has different needs for loan products, communication and most importantly, credit education.