Credit bureau also noted that auto loans are consumers' top payment priority in good times and bad.
An auto buying program, a private member sale and a holiday-themed rate special are among the ideas shared.
Credit unions get creative in their efforts woo car shoppers away from their direct competitors, namely dealerships.
Security Service FCU's chief lending officer shares the risks and rewards of indirect auto lending.
The Trailblazer Service to the Underserved winner, the $61 million Lower Valley Credit Union, uses auto loans to provide opportunities for the underserved.
Rural Washington credit union uses auto loans as a major tool for serving its farm-based membership.
Per the Cornerstone league, Arkansas credit unions grew used auto loans 24.4% in 2013, and new auto loans by 4.8%.
Center for Responsible Lending finds Hispanic and black car buyers receive higher interest rates on loans financed through dealerships.
Despite attempts to negotiate at dealerships, Hispanic and black car buyers pay higher rates according to CRL report.
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