The hurricanes destroyed hundreds of thousands of cars, and banks are significantly boosting their reserves in anticipation of higher defaults on auto loans. But there is also a silver lining for auto lenders.
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.
Nissan's second U.S. lease-securitization of 2017 pools more than 71,000 contracts with $1.5 billion outstanding on cars, SUVs and cross-overs. Delinquencies remain low, but residual values are growing volatile.