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."
The Detroit company recorded an 11% increase in car loans and leases originated during the fourth quarter, as well as a jump in yields. Ally appears to be benefiting from Wells Fargo's substantial retrenchment in auto lending.
BMW Financial Services is launching its first U.S. auto-loan securitization in two years, while Daimler AG's U.S. captive finance arm is proposing a $1.3 billion to $2 billion pooling of luxury auto leases.