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Americans are Borrowing Again

As auto loans and credit apps rise, it appears Americans are more willing to take on debt.

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Millions Postponed Auto Loan Payments During Pandemic, But Most Loans are Current Today

TransUnion study finds borrowers used auto loan deferments as a safety net during the COVID-19 crisis.

Auto Loan Interest Rates Hit 10-Year High

Edmunds says the average APR for a U.S. new-vehicle loan was 6.36% in March, putting dealers and consumers on the cusp of a ‘dramatic shift’ toward the used-car market.

Edmunds: Auto Loan Interest Rates Climb Back to Pre-Recession Levels

With September in the books, Edmunds reported this week that interest rates have stayed above 5% for eight months in a row and now mirror levels not seen since before the Great Recession.

Edmunds: Zero Percent Finance Deals Evaporate in August

Two years ago, zero percent finance deals accounted for 14.6% of transactions. Last month, they only accounted for 7.4%. Edmunds analysts point to higher interest rates as one of the reasons for the scarcity in zero percent finance deals in August.

Oops!

Failing to recognize the difference between a loan and a retail installment contract led to a costly violation of the Georgia Motor Vehicle Act.

Physician, Heal Thyself

The CFPB’s inability to master the basic vocabulary of automotive finance does a disservice to the consumers whose interests it is charged with protecting.

Experian: Financing Extended to Subprime Car Buyers Declines to Record Lows in Q3

Auto financing extended to subprime and deep-subprime car buyers fell 4.5% from a year ago, as the auto finance industry continued to squash fears of a forming subprime bubble. Newly originated loans made to prime car buyers jumped 2% to encompass nearly 60% of auto loans originated during the period.

Auto Balances Up 9% in Q3, TransUnion Reports

Total auto loan balances in the third quarter grew 9% from a year ago to $1.1 trillion, with subprime balances leading the way, TransUnion reported on Monday.

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Auto Finance to Get More Competitive, Equifax Reports

Slowing demand for new vehicles points to auto finance sources having to contend with increased compeittion for consumer loans. That was the conclusion of Equifax's Nation Consumer Credit Trends report for August, which showed that auto originations for the first six months of year grew 3.5% compared to a year ago.

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