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Americans Owe $902.2 Billion In Car Loans, A Record High (And Most Are Re-paying On Time)

Americans Owe $902.2 Billion In Car Loans, A Record High (And Most Are Re-paying On Time)

According to consumer credit reporting agency Equifax, Americans now owe a staggering $902.2 billion in auto loans -- a 10 percent increase from this time last year and an all-time high. That might seem like terrifying news to folks wary of debt or those who fear another lending bubble like the one... read more

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Best & worst states for financing a new car (July 2013)

Michigan Offers Cheapest Auto Loans, Rhode Island Is Most Expensive:

Yesterday, we told you how all 50 states rank when it comes to the cost of car ownership. Now, the folks at GoBankingRates.com have published a related set of rankings, based... read more August 22, 2013 by  1


 
Repo Man

Repo Man Finds Himself Out Of A Job As More Pay Car Loans

Though America's economic recovery seemed iffy at one time, it now appears that we're on the right track. Consumer confidence is mostly high, stocks are mostly up, and though... read more August 19, 2013 by 


 
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Feds Order U.S. Bank To Refund $6.5 Million From Deceptive Car Loans

After all the crashes, mergers, and investigations that bankers have endured the past few years, you'd think they might've learned a thing or two. Apparently, you'd be wrong... read more June 28, 2013 by  3


 
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Shotguns For Downpayments? We May Be In For Another Subprime Problem

Earlier this week, we offered a rundown on auto sales for March. While we were very happy to see a number of manufacturers set new records, we were a little concerned that... read more April 5, 2013 by 


 
Auto loan

Are America's Auto Lenders Discriminating Against Minorities?

In 1974, the United States enacted the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, which "prohibits credit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex... read more March 26, 2013 by  2


 
Dealer

Can You Really Afford That Car? Not If You Live In 24 Of America's 25 Biggest Cities

It's no secret: money is tight. America is still recovering from the trauma of the Great Recession, and although economic indicators seem to be moving in the right direction... read more February 27, 2013 by  2


 
Repo Man

Uh Oh: First Rise In Auto Loan Delinquencies Since 2009

America's economic recovery has been slow but steady. Thanks to improved consumer confidence and slightly looser credit restrictions, individuals and businesses are moving... read more February 22, 2013 by 


 
Auto loan

Americans Are Keeping Up On Car Payments Despite Easy Credit

One of the major contributing factors to the Great Recession was the U.S. credit crunch. For years, banks had been loaning money to many people who probably shouldn't have... read more December 18, 2012 by  2


 
Auto loan

Is It Time To Refinance Your Car Loan?

With interest rates hovering near record-lows, plenty of homeowners have chosen to refinance their mortgages. But auto loans can be refinanced, too -- the only problem being... read more August 1, 2012 by 


 
Auto loan

Car Loans Are Easier To Find: Should We Be Worried?

A big part of the auto industry's troubles during the Great Recession were tied to the credit crunch. After the banks failed, it became much harder for consumers to secure... read more May 30, 2012 by 


 
Handing over car keys

Ally Offers Consumers A New Car Loan With Guaranteed Buy-Back Price

At a time when family car buyers are searching for every great deal they can get their hands on, Ally Financial has come up with what may be a very compelling proposition... read more November 1, 2011 by 


 
Handing over car keys

New Type Of Car Loan Designed To Give Buyers Peace Of Mind

A car loan is a fairly straightforward financial transaction; to buy a new car, you agree to pay a lending institution a monthly amount to cover the principal and interest... read more October 31, 2011 by  2


 
Car being loaded onto flat bed tow truck

The Repo Man Cometh -- But Not On Facebook

Late last summer, we sent a warning to anyone who might be behind on a car note, credit card, or mortgage: don't accept that mysterious Facebook friend request! At the time... read more March 10, 2011 by  1


 
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Late On Your Car Note? Don't Accept That New Facebook Friend Request

Remember the paper boy in Better Off Dead -- the psycho tyke who chased John Cusak around, demanding his two dollars? Yeah, we all laughed about the little dude's... read more September 7, 2010 by  7


 
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Auto Lenders Warming Up To Lower Credit Ratings

If you've been to the dealership earlier this year and weren't at all pleased with the finance terms offered, you might want to give it another try. Auto lenders are... read more August 26, 2010 by 


 
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