Subprime Auto Loans: Low Risk, High Reward

Subprime lending, two words that have gotten a bad reputation in the past few years. This can be frustrating for car dealerships looking to expand their subprime auto loan offerings, but according to a new article by Business Insider, American car buyers and lenders alike have no need to fear subprime auto loans.

A survey conducted by FICO shows that lenders will be approving auto loans for credit-challenged consumers in the coming year, a trend that is likely to continue. Why are these consumers getting approved for auto loans and yet are getting turned down for credit cards, mortgages, or personal loans? The answer is simple: less risk.

Consumers are more likely to make their car payments than other installment payments like mortgages. Cars are so closely linked to a person’s ability to work and earn a living that people feel more compelled to make their payments. Besides that, foreclosures take much more time to process than a car repossession which makes consumers more likely to pay and lenders more likely to approve the loan. If the consumer doesn’t make their payments, the car can be quickly and easily repossessed.

For car dealerships looking to bring in more business, including more subprime credit customers, Special Finance Group’s Complete Special Finance Solution is the perfect complimentary service to any special finance department. They provide lead generation services as well as a call center with highly trained customer service reps, ready to set up appointments for their partner dealerships. Special Finance Group’s partner dealerships bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional revenue, and dealerships spend less time trying to get customers in the door and more time doing what they do best: selling cars.

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