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Automotive Finance Industry Shows Consistency in Q4 2020 Despite Disruptions

Overall, the automotive finance market has remained resilient, despite the pandemic. Staying close to the data will help lenders ensure they have the right options available to fit consumers’ needs and budgets.

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Q3 2020 Finance Trends Demonstrate Automotive Industry’s Resilience

As we look at the market in Q3, there were a number of notable statistics that can help lenders identify trends and inform strategy.

Despite the Initial Impact of COVID-19, the Automotive Industry Shows Positive Signs In Q2 2020

The average loan amount for a new vehicle jumps $4,000; however, the average monthly payment remains steady.

Q3 Auto Finance: Used Accounts for 55% of Loans

Experian analysts say buyers of pre-owned vehicles accounted for 55.15% of all U.S. auto loan originations in the third quarter, a 2.4% year-over-year increase.

Prime Buyers Flock to Used Vehicles in Q2 Report

Experian’s Q2 auto finance report consumers continue to uncover ways to manage monthly payments. For a record percentage of prime borrowers, that meant passing on a $32,000-plus new-vehicle loan in favor of a pre-owned unit.

Experian: Facing Higher Loan Amounts, Prime Buyers Go Used

More consumers in the prime and superprime credit tiers opted for used vehicles as concerns around affordability grew in the first quarter, according to the latest report from Experian.

AFSA Panel Bursts Subprime Bubble

Representatives from the three major credit bureaus opened the 21st annual Vehicle Finance Conference and Exposition by confirming that there is no forming subprime bubble. They explained why and how millennials are contributing to a healthy auto finance market.

Experian: More Consumers Turning to Leasing, Used Vehicles

With new-vehicle loan amounts and monthly payments rising to record highs during the fourth quarter, leasing’s share of the market grew to record levels. Data from Experian Automotive also showed that more consumers turned to the used-vehicle market in the end-of-year period.

Subprime Loan Percentage Falls to Lowest Level in Three Years

In the first quarter of 2015, the percentage of automotive loans that fell within the subprime and deep subprime risk categories made up 19.7% of the market, the lowest share since 2012, according to Experian Automotive.

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Experian Automotive: Delinquency Rates Rising

In the third quarter of 2014, 30- and 60-day automotive-loan delinquencies grew 3.7% and 8.6%, respectively, from the previous year. The change was due to growth in subprime loans.