SubPrime Auto Finance News Staff

FICO now has more than just a consumer credit score to offer auto finance companies during the origination process. Leveraging its deep analytic expertise coupled with advanced algorithms and the latest optimization technology, FICO recently highlighted its new automotive industry-specific loan origination solution can... Read More

July auto default rate continues summertime trend

SubPrime Auto Finance News Staff

As what’s happened four out of the past five years, auto finance defaults made a slight uptick in July versus the previous month. The auto portion of the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices released this week showed that defaults increased 4 basis points to come in at 0.86 percent. It would have been... Read More

SubPrime Auto Finance News Staff

After taking a trio of actions involving more than two dozen dealerships in the span of about a year, New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman wielded his enforcement powers again this week in association with F&I activities. Schneiderman announced a $298,000 settlement with Nissan of New Rochelle for what the... Read More

Using math and time to overcome VSC objections

SubPrime Auto Finance News Staff

The training team at GWC Warranty acknowledged even the best F&I presentations are oftentimes countered with an objection over the added monthly cost of a vehicle service contract. The company also understands how dealers emphasize that overcoming this common customer concern can make or break the store’s entire... Read More

SubPrime Auto Finance News Staff

While some lawmakers on Capitol Hill continue to work toward a major restructuring or perhaps even a complete dismantling of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, one of the leaders of the American Recovery Association cautioned the industry about developments this summer in Pennsylvania by the attorney general to... Read More

Nick Zulovich, Senior Editor

Stemming from subprime financing activity, TransUnion’s Q2 Industry Insights Report showed the magnitude of diminishing originations and rising delinquencies. Or as Brian Landau, senior vice president and automotive business leader for TransUnion, explained it to SubPrime Auto Finance News this week: “This... Read More

SubPrime Auto Finance News Staff

This week, EFG Companies launched what it’s calling EFG Express Claims, one of the industry’s first claims automation systems that can enable dealerships to self-adjudicate claims and receive automatic approvals. The company explained EFG Express Claims can automate the claims adjudication process using... Read More

Nick Zulovich, Senior Editor

We often report on the delinquency rates of vehicle installment contracts held by consumers. Later this week, TransUnion plans to share its second-quarter data with SubPrime Auto Finance News. But what about the repayment activity by dealerships associated with the commercial financing business? While there... Read More