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Auto Lending Turns a Corner

MICHAEL VOGAN, OCTOBER 2017

Auto lending growth continues to slow. Despite higher pay and solid returns from equity markets, consumers are finding that new cars are losing luster as objects worth their hard-earned cash. The tightening of lending standards has obvious ramifications for the auto industry as a whole, where expansionary credit cycles typically support new vehicle sales. Download the full analysis.

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Auto Lease Total: Default Balance (Mil. $, NSA) Source: Equifax, Moody's Analytics

Auto Lease Total: Originations Number (ths, NSA) Source: Equifax, Moody's Analytics
Auto Loan Total: Default Balance (Mil. $, NSA) Source: Equifax, Moody's Analytics

Auto Loan Total: Originations Number (ths, NSA) Source: Equifax, Moody's Analytics
Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index (Jan1995=100, SA) Source: Mainheim, Moody's Analytics

New Vehicle Sales (Mil. #, SAAR) Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Moody's Analytics

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