July 28, 2012

What could go wrong?

To quote Insty, that is. GM Ramps Up Risky Subprime Auto Loans To Drive Sales:

President Obama has touted General Motors (GM) as a successful example of his administration's policies. Yet GM's recovery is built, at least in part, on the increasing use of subprime loans.

Near the end of 2010, GM acquired a new captive lending arm, subprime specialist AmeriCredit. Renamed GM Financial, it has played a significant role in GM's growth.

The automaker is relying increasingly on subprime loans, 10-Q financial reports shows. Potential borrowers of car loans are rated on FICO scores that range from 300 to 850. Anything under 660 is generally deemed subprime.

Again, what could go wrong?


Posted by Hube at July 28, 2012 11:28 AM | TrackBack

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