2013: Subprime Auto Loan Originations Up, LTV Close to Record Levels

ID-10098865For car buyers with subprime credit, there has never been a better time to buy. With loosening credit standards on auto loans, dealerships are actually competing for their business and doubling the number of subprime auto loans.

According to Automotive News, the average loan-to-value ratio (LTV) for auto sales to subprime credit customers has gone up 114.5 percent, getting very close to the current record of 121 percent in 2008. During the fourth quarter of 2012, subprime auto loans originations hit $18.4 billion, and dealerships across the country that were not marketing towards subprime credit consumers started to notice they were missing out on a piece of the pie.

For those dealerships wanting to get their piece of the pie, there is Special Finance Group ready to help with the Complete Special Finance Solution. Lead tracking, a fully-staffed business development center, an in-house marketing team, and more, Special Finance Group has everything a dealership needs to create a profitable special finance department. To learn more about the Complete Special Finance Solution, click here.

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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.

This is where Special Finance Group comes in. We provide a Complete Special Finance Solution that will give your dealership exactly what it needs to be successful, from a fully-staffed business development center to lead tracking and an in-house marketing team. To learn more about the Complete Special Finance Solution, click here.

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Subprime Auto Loans in an Upswing

Recent studies are showing that dealerships that are not putting their resources behind special financing are missing out on a prominent and steadily growing market.

According to Automotive News, there has never been a better time to get in on special financing. Interest rates are dropping, even for high-risk loans, and 41.5 percent of auto loans are subprime auto loans. Only a few years ago, subprime auto loans were closer to a third of all auto loans, and now they are creeping up to half. Besides that, Standards and Poor has estimated that subprime loans in general will be higher this year. In 2011, subprime loans were 24 percent of all loans, and in 2012, they are expected to make up 25 to 30 percent of all loans.

With these numbers, putting resources into special financing is a no-brainer for any car dealership, and Special Finance Group can help dealerships make the most of their special finance departments. Special Finance Group brings years of experience as well as the latest in internet marketing and social media tools to bring in new clientele and hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional revenue.

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