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Big trends for 2017: rising interest rates and auto loan delinquencies
Big trends for 2017: rising interest rates and auto loan delinquencies

There are only about two weeks left in 2016, and that means two things: it's time for a host of year-end wrap ups and plenty of predictions about 2017. We'll leave the year-in-review article for another time (because, of course, a lot could still happen in the last 15 days of December), but...Read More»

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Study: Most families in America can't afford a new car

Buying a car is serious business, especially when you're buying one fresh off the assembly line. In fact, a study from Bankrate reveals that most U.S. families can't truly afford to buy brand-new vehicles. To reach that conclusion, Bankrate used three important figures: the average price of a new...Read More»

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For The First Time Ever, Americans Have $1 Trillion In Car Loans

If the thought of debt unnerves you, may we suggest skipping ahead to the next article? Because this news could send you right into a panic attack. There's no way to sugar coat it, so we're just going to come out and say it: Americans owe $1 trillion in car loans for the first time ever. How did...Read More»

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Your Credit Score & Your Auto Loan: 4 Things You Can Do To Get A Better Interest Rate

Have you been thinking about buying a car? Whether you're in the market for a brand new ride or something slightly used, now could be a good time to act. If you're a new-car fan, you know that most 2015 models have either rolled into showrooms or will soon be on their way. If you're a used-car fan...Read More»

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Breathe Easy: Feds Say There's No Subprime Bubble In Auto Loans

Car sales are booming, and banks are doing brisk business in auto loans, especially subprime loans for borrowers with poor credit or no credit at all. That has many analysts worried that we're seeing a bubble in the subprime market -- that same sort of bubble that burst in 2007/2008 and helped hurl...Read More»

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Car Prices Are Growing Faster Than Our Salaries, But We've Got New Ways Of Nabbing Bargains

If you're a new car shopper, we have good news and bad news. How's about we start with the bad news first? Car prices are creeping up faster than household income -- and they have been since the Great Recession. Market research firm Requisite Press says that car prices rose 8.9 percent between 2009...Read More»

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Auto Loan Interest Rates Hit All-Time Low, Amounts Financed Meet 2008 Highs

There's good news and bad news on the automotive front. The good news is for auto shoppers: according to Experian Automotive, the average interest rate for U.S. car loans fell to 4.27 percent in the third quarter of 2013. That's the lowest rate Experian has recorded since it began tracking interest...Read More»

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Buying A Car Today? Go Prepared, Or Prepare To Spend Extra: UPDATED

UPDATE: See below In America, auto sales are going strong, and as we mentioned earlier, they're poised to get even stronger this weekend. But if you're one of the many folks planning to purchase a new vehicle today -- or any day -- spend some time preparing for your shopping excursion. As the New...Read More»

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