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Recently, credit tracking giant broadcast some great news for those needing fair, poor and bad credit auto loans. It reveals that during the second-quarter of 2020 U.S. banks:
Banks are now more willing to lend to those whose credit scores dropped below “prime” or excellent . . . 700 or higher at this writing.
Before you start feeling thankful to the banks, however, keep in mind that this move is in their best interest as over 50% of all American consumers today fall into the “subprime” categories . . . namely good, fair, poor, and bad. To stay in business, the banks need to be more open-minded and “open the purse strings” more frequently. More, with unemployment still at historic highs, loan and car sales have been increasing but not at the rate a more robust recovery would create. Auto dealers and loan officers need customers! They need YOU, even if you have poor or bad credit.
While of course those in the prime or “excellent” credit category get the lowest auto loan rates, paying 7% to 10% or more for an auto loan still keeps reliable, attractive cars affordable. Ask a parent or grandparent what they paid for an auto loan at various times. Interest rates peaked in 1981 at 16% and only dropped under 10% as recently as 1997. Our fast and simple online auto loan application and mobile auto loan application can get you driving within days. Want to keep an eye on lots of low cost online auto, mortgage, personal loans as well as the loan industry?
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