Record-Breaking Months for Special Finance Group


New York, NY – April 13, 2012 – Special Finance Group celebrated record-breaking months in February and March after funding over $1.5 million and $2.2 million in auto loans.

In February, 91 customers were approved for loans through Special Finance Group’s Approved Loan Store program, and in March, 124 customers were approved. These customers had an average income of $27,000 per year and an average FICO score of 545. Despite their clients’ less than ideal financial situations, Approved Loan Store found a way to work with lenders and fund $3,740,978 in auto loans for February and March.

Special Finance Group and Approved Loan Store work with auto dealerships in the New York tri-state area to bring in additional business while also helping car shoppers obtain auto loans. Most Approved Loan Store customers have challenged credit and are unable to get approval for a car loan at their local dealership. With U.S. auto sales continuing to rise, car dealerships partnered with Special Finance Group will get to work with a wider range of car buyers and bring in higher sales and profits than their competitors, benefiting both customers and dealerships.

Located in Midtown Manhattan, Special Finance Group helps connect qualifying customers with dealerships willing to work with them through their website also provides financial resources, educational materials, and the latest news from the auto lending industry, helping consumers make better informed financial decisions.

Rachel Godfrey
Phone: 877-217-2217


Shoppers Flock to Fuel-Efficient Cars

Last month, the American auto industry continued its momentum into one of its strongest sales months in quite some time, shocking analysts, and the reason for its continued comeback might surprise you.

In the past few months, gas prices have been on the minds of millions of Americans with prices recently as high as $3.70 per gallon. High gas prices might seem like an odd reason for a surge in car buying, but when you consider that these car buyers are looking for more fuel-efficient cars that will cost less in the long run, it makes much more sense. During the month of February, 15.1 million vehicles were sold, and a good portion of those vehicles were compact cars like the Chrysler Fiat 500, the Ford Focus, and the Chevy Cruze.

The rising interest in fuel-efficient vehicles can be attributed to a more educated public (and thus a more educated first-time buyer) and long-time car owners getting fed up wasting money at the pump. Still, 15.1 million car sales in one month cannot be solely attributed to high gas prices, especially in a time when many people don’t have solid credit or money for a large down-payment, so what is driving car sales?

According to industry analysts, credit availability is also improving, and with many dealerships offering special finance options, more and more consumers are able to afford a car. What Special Finance Group can offer to dealerships are cutting-edge ways to connect with new customers and get those customers into a car. From the quality customer service offered by their call centers to their extensive knowledge of new media and social networking, Special Finance Group consistently brings in new business to its associate car dealerships.

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Car Sales Increase Continues into February

Last year saw the resurgence of the auto industry in records sales.  January continued this trend and it looks like that trend will not be stopping anytime soon.   J.D. Power and Associates have come out with a report stating that new vehicles sales in February are going to surpass them.  How much exactly?  Retail sales are projected to in at 857,400 unites.  That comes out to an increase of 5 percent from the previous year.  That’s also more than a million unit increase in the sales from just last month.

“Retail light-vehicle sales in February are strong, which makes us modestly optimistic about the growth of sales going forward,” said senior vice president of global automotive operations at J.D. Power and Associates, John Humphrey. “More so, we’re increasingly confident that the fundamentals are in place to continue to support an upbeat sector outlook for the coming year.”

J.D. Power and Associates also detailed that 72 month leases accounted for 23 percent of all the sales done in February.  That’s the highest level it’s been in five years, which is an increase of 19 percent from 2011.

 The news keeps coming in that the tide has finally turned for the better.  With all the auto companies posting positive sales in the previous year and January, it looks like the trend is definitely going to continue into February.  Now is the best time to take advantage of this increased demand.  Contact Special Finance Group at 212-239-7270 or visit us online for any questions.  Be sure to also like us and follow on Facebook and you’ll stay up to date on all the latest news and offers