Auto lending

Google-Citi deal will face scrutiny; auto lending rises to near record level


The tech giant’s plan to offer checking raises concerns about how it will use customer data; third quarter loan originations were the second most on record.


Household debt hits new high as low rates boost mortgage demand


Home loan originations rose by double digits in the third quarter while auto loan originations approached an all-time high, according to new household credit data from the New York Fed.


Big-bank executives: Many businesses don't want to borrow


Top officials at Bank of America and Wells Fargo said that commercial loan demand is weak, even as U.S. consumers show strength. Their comments echo recent findings by the Federal Reserve.


Capital One's triple whammy


The credit card issuer, which recorded an 11% decline in net income last quarter, took one-time charges in connection with a U.K. sales scandal, the start of a new partnership with Walmart and a recent data breach.


The risk lurking in banks' car loan portfolios


While demand is strong and loan performance generally remains solid, the prevalence of longer loan terms has sparked concern that losses will eventually spike.


Auto lenders brace for hit from ride-sharing services


As apps like Uber and Lyft gain more traction, the need for new cars ⁠— and loans ⁠— is expected to diminish.


Auto, home equity are soft spots in consumer lending


Delinquencies on indirect auto and home equity loans are trending up, while past-due rates on credit cards are declining, according to a recent report by the American Bankers Association.


Libra members ready to bail?; report predicts big job cuts at banks


Facebook calls an emergency meeting about its planned payments network; Well Fargo report says 200,000 jobs will be lost to robots and technology.


Has removing tax lien data from credit records led to more bad loans?


A year after the major credit bureaus agreed to strip tax liens and civil judgments from consumers' credit files, a new study says it is hampering lenders' credit decisions. But proponents of the move insist it was the right call.


What do car dealers think about outside lenders?


A subsidiary of Citizens Financial Group placed first in a recent J.D. Power ranking of car dealer satisfaction with noncaptive auto lenders. However, that group — primarily banks and credit unions — lagged other types of auto lenders.