Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, October 10, 2016 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

One of the largest car-title lenders in the U.S. is fined $9 million for not disclosing the true cost of loans and using unfair debt-collection practices.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 1:19 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Late car-loan payments have risen nationwide, due mostly to delinquencies in states hurt by the oil slump, such as North Dakota, TransUnion reports.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Americans are leasing cars and taking out new car loans at a record pace, according to the latest data from Experian Automotive.

Saturday, November 21, 2015 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Some auto manufacturers are already touting their car deals as early Black Friday specials.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 10:31 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

More can loans are getting approved than ever since the recession.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 2:51 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car loans for consumers with the worst credit, so-called subprime and deep subprime, have fallen to its lowest share of auto loans overall since 2012.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

More consumers are purchasing new and used cars with auto loans, and those loans are for higher amounts and longer terms.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Car loans are at an all-time high, making it easier to obtain loans for consumers with all types of credit ratings, says Experian Automotive.

Saturday, November 15, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Credit unions will be looking to increase their car loan business in the next year, according to a new study by TransUnion.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014 5:00 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed to extend its oversight to auto finance lenders that are not banks.

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