KBRA Releases Research – LTV Trends and Borrower’s Equity Position in Auto Loans

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases its LTV Trends and Borrower’s Equity Position in Auto Loans research report.

Auto loan ABS has maintained relatively stable loan-to-value (LTV) ratios across sectors since 2012. Historically, most non-prime auto loans in ABS transactions are originated with a weighted average LTV above 100%, indicating that the loan amount is greater than the value of the vehicle financed. Higher LTVs, all else being equal, may result in higher loan defaults and lower recoveries.

This report describes some of the factors impacting a borrower’s equity position, how auto finance companies underwrite this risk, and the prominence of this trend in auto ABS transactions.

To view the report, click here.

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