Post Tagged with: "Polaris Industries"

Down and Dirty: Competition Gets Messy as New Lenders Crowd the Market

Down and Dirty: Competition Gets Messy as New Lenders Crowd the Market

by May 17, 2017 at 10:44 am

About five or six years ago, the lending opportunity in the powersports market was wide open. As the industry recovered from the financial crisis, there was more demand than there was supply for powersports financing. Now, times have changed. Several new lending companies have entered the space — from captivesRead More

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BREAKING: Honda Partners With Citi for Revolving Credit Program

by May 15, 2017 at 11:51 am

American Honda Motor Co., in partnership with Citi Retail Services, launched the Honda Powersports Revolving Finance Program, along with several dealer incentives, according to a document shared with Powersports Finance. Honda and Citi will offer “fully integrated marketing programs,” special financing for up to 72-month terms, an exclusive rebate offerRead More

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Polaris Retail Finance Penetration Drops in 1Q

by April 25, 2017 at 12:11 pm

Polaris Industries Inc.‘s retail finance penetration rate declined to 31% in the first quarter, despite a higher credit approval rate, according to the OEM’s earnings report, released today. By comparison, Polaris reached 40% penetration on a 57% approval rate in the first quarter of 2016. The decline in penetration wasRead More

Captives Offer ‘Competitive Advantage,’ Analyst Says

Captives Offer ‘Competitive Advantage,’ Analyst Says

by April 17, 2017 at 11:02 am

Captive finance arms offer a “pretty big competitive advantage” for powersports OEMs, particularly in an environment where independent finance companies are “coming and going,” James Hardiman, managing director of equity research at Wedbush Securities Inc., told Powersports Finance. For example, Speed Leasing LLC began underwriting leases on April 1. SpeedRead More

The Fading King: Has Harley-Davidson Lost Its Luster?

The Fading King: Has Harley-Davidson Lost Its Luster?

by April 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

Iconic motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson Inc. has had a rough couple years, from competing for marketshare with other manufacturers — who undertook aggressive discounting in 2015 and 2016 — to a slowing demand for its new motorcycles in the U.S. Not to mention that losses for Harley-Davidson Financial Services — which wereRead More

Change in License Terms Poised to Boost Slingshot Finance Volume

Change in License Terms Poised to Boost Slingshot Finance Volume

by April 10, 2017 at 10:59 am

Riders in 30 states can now drive a Polaris Slingshot with a valid state driver’s license — instead of a previously required motorcycle license — which could boost sales and even lower credit losses on the three-wheeled vehicles, according to Donal Hummer Jr., ThunderRoad Financial’s chief executive. ThunderRoad Financial isRead More

Polaris Originations Rise 10%, Wholesale Receivables Dip 8% in 2016

Polaris Originations Rise 10%, Wholesale Receivables Dip 8% in 2016

by March 17, 2017 at 11:48 am

Polaris Industries Inc. reported a 10% year-over-year increase to $1.1 million in volume of revolving and installment credit contracts written in 2016, according to the company’s 2016 annual report. Consumers financed approximately 33% of Polaris’ vehicle sales in 2016 through the company’s combined retail finance arrangements with Performance Finance, SheffieldRead More

Auro Boosts Production, Expanding Autonomous Shuttles to Public Roads

Auro Boosts Production, Expanding Autonomous Shuttles to Public Roads

by February 9, 2017 at 10:00 am

Many — if not all — major OEMs have already started testing self-driving cars. While there are no driverless cars on public roads today, there are a few roaming in more closed environments. Auro Robotics — a mobility-as-a-service provider — has had its electric, self-driving shuttle making one-mile loops on Santa Clara University’s campusRead More