State of the Automotive Finance Market

* Second quarter 2018 continues a series of record highs for loan balances with credit unions maintaining double-digit growth – New monthly payments hit $525 hitting an all-time high! Record highs are reported by Experian for average used vehicle loan amounts.

• Overall delinquency improves driven by reductions in the credit union and finance company space – Longer term loans continue to dominate the market yet New car loan term stays stable with prime and super-prime decreasing year-over-year.

• Leasing remains over 30% of all new consumer vehicle sales yet decreases year-over-year

• Credit scores improve as lending continues to shift into more prime segments – Gap between new and franchise used payments widen. Prime consumers shift slightly away from used vehicles yet used subprime financing remains at record lows.

• Subprime reaches Q2 record lows driven primarily by lows in used financing – Average used payments also reach record highs

• Loan amounts remain high with payments rising as interest rates increase – Rates rise across the entire automotive loan market

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By | 2018-09-10T17:22:01+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Categories: Auto industry news|Tags: |0 Comments

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

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