Subprime Lending: Don’t Call It a Comeback

ID-10091456Yesterday, Automotive News published one of the most obvious statements I have seen in quite some time. “Deep subprime lending is finally in recovery mode.”

With all due respect, has Automotive News been living under a rock?

As special finance departments across the country can see first-hand, subprime auto lending has been back for a long time. Way back in March, TransUnion and Experian reported that one in three auto loans were for consumers with subprime credit, and even with all these subprime auto loans, delinquencies 60 days or more had gone down. The industry dipped its toe in subprime credit last year. The “recovery mode” is long gone, and subprime lending is back.

As subprime lending conditions have improved, though, some dealerships haven’t had the proper tools or training to fully take advantage of this opportunity. This is the perfect time to bring in new customers who otherwise might not have walked through the door and also move inventory, particularly used inventory. There are common problems such as ineffective sales tactics and lack of knowledge regarding consumer protection laws.

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