Post Tagged with: "Harley-Davidson Financial Services"

Ducati Unveils Financing Program for 2017 Model Motorcycles

Ducati Unveils Financing Program for 2017 Model Motorcycles

by March 8, 2017 at 1:13 pm

Ducati North America now allows consumers to essentially lease a Ducati motorcycle — in some cases with a lower monthly payment and down payment than a traditional loan — through the OEM’s new financing program, Ducati Premier Financing. The program, which launched March 1, applies to all 2017 Ducati models,Read More

Powersports ABS Issuances Expected to Slow, Morningstar Says

Powersports ABS Issuances Expected to Slow, Morningstar Says

by February 27, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Powersports lenders are likely to securitize at a slower pace this year — the select few who are looking into ABS issuances — as revenue growth has slowed due to turmoil in the oil and agriculture industry, Jaime Katz, equity analyst for Morningstar Inc., told Powersports Finance. ThunderRoad Financial issuedRead More

Powersports Finance Spring Issue Now Live

Powersports Finance Spring Issue Now Live

by February 23, 2017 at 11:30 am

The spring issue of Powersports Finance Quarterly is now live, and available to current and new subscribers. The digital publication marks the first issue of 2017. In this issue, learn about why millennials are demanding new underwriting strategies, with insight from LightStream, Westlake Financial Services, MotoLease LLC, and TDECU; and whether motorcycleRead More

Harley-Davidson Financial Boosts Loss Provisions in 4Q

Harley-Davidson Financial Boosts Loss Provisions in 4Q

by February 17, 2017 at 10:00 am

Harley-Davidson Financial Services loan-loss provision shot up 119% year over year — to $39.8 million — in 2016, driven by higher retail credit losses. The decline came amid a 2.3% year-over-year decline in originations, to $3.1 billion. Losses — up 40 basis points to 1.8% in 4Q16 — continue to reach record highs unseenRead More

Harley-Davidson to Lean on HDFS More in 2017, Despite Rising Losses

Harley-Davidson to Lean on HDFS More in 2017, Despite Rising Losses

by February 13, 2017 at 1:10 pm

It appears that Harley-Davidson Inc. will be relying more on its captive Harley-Davidson Financial Services this year — despite rising credit losses — as more discounts and financial incentives are anticipated from foreign manufacturers. “Harley-Davidson’s primary promotional tool over the years has been financing incentives,” said James Hardiman, managing directorRead More

HDFS Sued Over Alleged Harassment, Lenders Advised to Remain Compliant

HDFS Sued Over Alleged Harassment, Lenders Advised to Remain Compliant

by February 10, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Harley-Davidson Financial Services is being sued over alleged telephone harassment, which serves as a reminder to powersports lenders that when a consumer revokes consent for phone calls, the financial institution must comply immediately, said Molly Calkins, partner of the Consumer Financial Services Practice Group at Akerman LLP. Michael Oliver, basedRead More

HDFS Originations Dip 2.3% in 2016

HDFS Originations Dip 2.3% in 2016

by January 31, 2017 at 11:30 am

Harley-Davidson Financial Services reported a 2.3% year-over-year decline — to $3.1 billion — in total origination volume for 2016 in its latest earnings report. However, loan originations ticked up in 4Q16 to $496.8 million — up 2.8% from the same time a year prior. The captive’s 2016 originations were comprised of 80%Read More

Final Countdown: Top 5 Powersports Stories of 2016

Final Countdown: Top 5 Powersports Stories of 2016

by January 1, 2017 at 11:30 am

This year has been a busy one for the powersports finance industry, with several new partnerships, renewals, programs, and captives announced. Despite a relatively flat growth year, according to analysts, several lenders doubled year-over-year loan and lease originations, and some even reported record-breaking years. However, some financial provider’s struggled —Read More