Ford Credit Co.'s recent purchase of auto lender and securitizer Triad Financial Corp. from troubled issuer ContiFinancial may spur subprime auto securitization from Ford's Fairlane Credit program, a would-be first for prime-minded Ford.

A spokeswoman for Ford confirmed the automaker has plans to grow Triad's subprime business and looked to securitize from that collateral in the future.

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