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Volume 25 - Number 26

December 22, 2014

Groups Take Issue With ‘Larger Participant in Auto Finance’ Rule

The CFPB’s proposed rule, “Defining Larger Participants in the Automobile Financing Market,” didn’t win many friends in the auto finance sector during the public comment period which closed earlier this month. The proposed rule would generally allow the bureau to supervise larger nonbank auto finance companies – those that make, acquire or refinance 10,000 or more loans or leases in a year – for the first time at the federal level. The bureau also indicated that it considered, and is continuing to consider, the establishment of a higher threshold – 50,000 annual originations, and one that is lower – 5,000 annual originations. The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association told the CFPB it should decline to establish any threshold that is lower than the 10,000 ...

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With originations expected to drop in 2018, will your shop turn to non-QM/non-prime mortgage products as a way to bolster volumes?

Yes, definitely. We’re planning a launch.
No. It’s still difficult compliance/regulatory-wise.
Maybe. It’s under consideration.
Not now. But things could change as 2018 progresses.

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