Author Archive: Steve Cypher
Auto Loan Delinquency Rates Increase

As we see it, while subprime lenders continue to loan to higher-risk borrowers, any major increase in delinquencies could lead to a reduction in the number of loan approvals.

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Car Insurance Claims with Problem Credit

Since insurance can be particularly expensive for credit-challenged borrowers, these consumers need to carefully weigh whether or not they should file a claim with their car insurance carrier – especially if the damage is only a few hundred dollars above the deductible amount.

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Hyundai Unveils Rewards Program

Despite its shortcomings, the new Hyundai Rewards program further solidifies Hyundai’s position as the leader in finding innovative ways to approach automotive sales and service. That’s because this newest program has the potential to help at least a few credit-challenged buyers save hundreds and perhaps thousands of dollars on a new car. We can only hope other manufacturers will see the benefit and follow Hyundai’s lead.

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Subprime Auto Loans Leveling Off

Latest report from Experian Automotive showing that the percentage of loans to subprime buyers is moderating could prove to be a wakeup call to many credit-challenged consumers

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Auto Insurance Coverage with Poor Credit

If you have problem credit, it’s important to realize that taking out a subprime auto loan (or any auto loan, for that matter) will require that you buy full coverage auto insurance. And while it’s important that you get the right deductibles for both collision and comprehensive coverage, it’s also necessary that you have enough liability coverage, as well.

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Minimum Car Insurance for Poor Credit

Taking out a minimum car insurance policy could probably save you money in the short term. But at the same time, this type of policy won’t satisfy the requirements of a lender if your vehicle is being financed and, even if your vehicle is paid off, if you have any assets such as a home, taking out this type of policy could end up costing you your current assets plus any in the future, as well.

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What Happens if my Car is Repossessed

Vehicle repossession is never a good thing and a black mark like this can linger on a credit report for seven years or longer. Multiple repossessions are even worse and, for the most part, consumers must wait until just one appears in their credit file.

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