Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 5:13 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Used car prices have risen to a record high, according to an Edmunds.com analysis, but the higher prices aren’t necessarily bad news.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 2:13 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Honda will pay $24 million in restitution and change its car loan practices as the result of discrimination against certain borrowers.

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.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 6:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The average amount financed on new- and used-car purchases is at an all-time high, according to 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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 8:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Payments for used car loans are on the rise, while loans to credit-challenged car buyers are not being given as freely.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The news that an auto finance company distorted consumer credit records for years is a good reminder to check your credit report regularly.

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