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AFG’s Tim Kelly featured in NAFCU podcast

AFG's Tim Kelly featured in NAFCU podcast discussing the auto market and how to combat negative equity trends According to Experian Automotive, in Q1 2018 consumers chose residual-based financing for nearly 30% of all new vehicles financed. In 2019, as car prices and interest rates continue to rise, consumers will continue to seek flexible financing programs to make their monthly payments affordable. The used car opportunity is huge. Knowing your options and understanding how to keep your business safe, while…
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Helping Members Get Off the ‘Negative Equity Treadmill’

AFG's Tim Kelly explores a few approaches to help borrowers who are upside-down on their loans in a CU Times Article It’s an all too common situation. A couple named Lisa and Roger own a vehicle that increasingly presents expensive mechanical issues, feels dated in terms of technology, and is too small and unreliable for a growing family. They’re eager to get into a newer car but the value of the current car is $10,000 and they owe $15,000. They…
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Options available to lenders to address the impact of recent fed rate hikes

AFG's Tim Kelly explores options available to lenders in a shifting auto lending landscape in a CU Journal Article Auto lenders face several interesting trends in 2018. On one hand, vehicle sales are expected to be robust with Cox Automotive projecting 39.5 million used vehicles to be sold up from 39.3 million and 16.7 million new vehicles down slightly from 17.1 million. U.S. consumer confidence is at a 17-year high and it is anticipated that the recent tax cuts will serve to…
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