Auto lending

Sluggish loan growth hurts profits at Capital One

07/18/19

The McLean, Va.-based credit card issuer reported expense growth that rose faster than net interest income during the second quarter.

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Ally ends credit card experiment, pivots to point-of-sale loans

07/18/19

The company, which announced the conclusion of a three-year-old credit card partnership with TD Bank, is shifting to digital financing of individual consumer purchases.

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Wells Fargo sued for denying loan to Dreamer

07/17/19

The claim of alleged discrimination over immigration status is the latest legal headache for Wells Fargo.

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Santander Consumer will pay $60M to remain a Fiat Chrysler partner

07/01/19

The agreement is expected to solidify a lending partnership whose status had been in doubt for more than a year. But it raised as many questions as it answered.

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Wells Fargo to pay $385 million to settle auto insurance scam

06/07/19

The bank was accused of forcing borrowers to pay for insurance they did not need, pushing almost 250,000 of them into delinquency, according to a 2017 lawsuit.

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Santander’s U.S. units not out of woods yet

06/03/19

Santander Bank and Santander Consumer USA have put many problems behind them in recent years under CEO Scott Powell, but he still has a Federal Reserve enforcement action to resolve and is negotiating with Fiat Chrysler to preserve a crucial auto lending relationship.

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Wells Fargo expands board, mulls changes to auto loan pricing

05/29/19

The scandal-plagued bank announced Wednesday that it is adding a board member with deep experience in accounting. It is also considering a switch to flat pricing in indirect auto lending, a change long favored by consumer advocates.

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CFPB’s Kraninger digs in over halt to military lending exams

05/27/19

Kathy Kraninger, the bureau's director, is in a standoff with Democrats about her claim that the agency cannot supervise institutions under the Military Lending Act.

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What’s behind the rise in credit card delinquencies

05/14/19

It’s no coincidence that with more than half of consumers ages 20 to 29 now holding credit cards — up from 41% in 2012 — 90-day delinquency rates are at a seven-year high, according to the New York Fed.

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This behavioral metric could help banks get ready for next downturn

05/02/19

The Money Anxiety Index, a measure of consumer saving and spending habits, has started rising off a 50-year low. The economist who created it says that means another slump is nearing, and that banks should use the intel in pricing deposits and making other decisions.

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