Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 4:39 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Toyota received big fines from the CFPB and DOJ and will change its car loan practices as a result of earlier discrimination.

Saturday, January 23, 2016 7:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

The CFPB recently fined a “buy here, pay here” car dealer for abusive financing schemes, hiding auto finance charges and misleading consumers.

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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 6:05 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

An indirect auto finance company and its car title subsidiary are in trouble with the feds for illegal debt collection tactics.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 2:49 pm
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

Fifth Third Bank has discriminated against some minority borrowers by marking up car loan rates.

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.

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