Auto-loan market starting to spook lenders

May 12, 2017
The state of the auto loan market is causing some concern among analysts. Many are drawing comparisons with the mortgage-lending crisis that figured largely in the financial crash of 2008. At issue is the growing number of riskier, subprime loans. Default rates are going up too.  And lenders are starting to get spooked.  Click the […]

Rising car loan default rates spell trouble for automakers

Mar 16, 2017
People who took out subprime loans to buy a car are falling behind on their payments at the highest rate since the financial crisis. That could lead to higher costs for people who want a car loan. It’s also bad news for the automakers.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Just how healthy is the auto loan industry?

Sep 7, 2016
Experian says borrowers are "very prime," but not everyone agrees.
The delinquency rate on car loans is up slightly but subprime car loans are shrinking. 
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Are booming auto loans risky for banks?

Mar 3, 2016
We're borrowing more cash than ever to buy cars - and banks are happy. For now.
A woman signs a contract with a sales consultant at a Hyundai dealership.
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Are too-easy car loans the next subprime disaster?

Dec 4, 2013
The credit rating agency Experian says Americans are taking out bigger car loans and are taking longer to pay them back.

Buy here, pay here? - Beware!

Dec 23, 2011
If you've ever passed a used car sale and seen phrases such as "No Credit, No Problem," chances are it's offering on-the-spot financing. And it could well be a scam.
A used car lot.
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