The subprime auto lender paid $2.9 million to Connecticut consumers and a $100,000 fine for miscalculating balances owed on repossessed cars and for charging improper fees. It says the settlement is part of an effort to clean up "legacy issues."
Unlike Santander’s existing retail auto loan platform, Santander Retail Auto Lease Trust 2017-A is backed by prime quality collateral. The leases were originated by its Chrysler Capital division, through dealers of Fiat Chrysler vehicles.
CarMax, BMW, Santander and Credit Acceptance Corp. all launched deals Thursday; they add to the $35 billion in prime auto, $12.31 billion in prime lease, and $19.4 billion in subprime auto loan ABS so far this year.