Author Archive: Steve Cypher
Auto Lending Continues to Grow

Subprime lenders are continuing to increase their loan portfolios, but with the number of applicants at an all-time high, they can continue to be choosy about approvals.

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New Cars and Lemon Laws

Buying a new car is typically a great experience, but it can quickly sour if the vehicle turns out to be a lemon. If this happens, consumers – especially those with poor credit – should be aware of their rights under their particular state’s lemon law.

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Used Cars Becoming More Affordable

Credit challenged car buyers should be aware of the latest report from Manheim that shows supplies of used cars are increasing while prices are dropping

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Better Business Bureau Helps Western Michigan Car Buyers

Especially for car buyers with problem credit, anything that makes the car buying process more transparent is a good thing. So a tip of the hat to the Western Michigan Better Business Bureau as well as the Grand Rapids and Holland New Car Dealers associations for making things easier for car buyers on the west side of the Great Lakes State.

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Subprime Auto Lenders Backing Off

The moderation in subprime auto loans means that high-risk lenders can afford to be more selective. It also means that potential borrowers with less than perfect credit should check their credit reports, know their credit scores and plan on a larger down payment to maximize their chances of success.

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American Web Loan Worse than a Payday Loan

To say that the loans issued by American Web Loan are predatory is putting it mildly – the interest charged by most payday lenders pales in comparison. The mere fact that tribal lenders can ignore the majority of federal and state lending laws should be a wakeup call to anyone considering this type of loan.

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Understanding Lease Equity

Typically, leased vehicles aren’t worth more than their residual value at the end of a lease. Consumers nearing the end of a lease, however, should first check their vehicle’s value before turning it in; otherwise, they could be leaving money on the table.

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