BHPH Report Staff

As summer has gone along, bankruptcy filings are on the rise. The American Bankruptcy Institute highlighted a double-digit sequential rise in total filings during August as compared to the previous month. According to data provided by Epiq Systems, total U.S. filings came in at 68,117 in August, up 11 percent from the... Read More

10 elements that will factor in your BHPH rebound

Ken Shilson, NABD

The past 24-month period has seen the highest level of subprime and deep subprime competition in history. Fueled by “cheap money” raised with Wall Street syndicated auto bond securitizations, the subprime auto finance market has grown to an estimated $200 billion. Auto finance receivables, for both new and... Read More

Actions to define the right risks and rewards

Greg Shelton and Maria Singson, Contributors

Our series continues now that we’ve identified “eight risk questions that might keep you up at night,” as well as how can we better identify risk as a buy-here, pay-here dealership. An important aspect of lending is not only which accounts to watch but how to monitor them and develop a well-defined... Read More

BHPH Report Staff

As reports continue to arrive stemming from the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast, Ignite Consulting Partners gave buy-here, pay-here dealers and other auto finance providers three reminders associated with credit reporting for consumers residing in locations declared as disaster... Read More

2 ways tighter credit helped Car-Mart

Nick Zulovich, Senior Editor

Along with elaborating a bit about his upcoming retirement, America’s Car-Mart chief executive officer William “Hank” Henderson described how underwriting tightening in other areas of the auto-finance market is benefitting the chain of buy-here, pay-here dealerships. The market change is improving not... Read More

BHPH Report Staff

While sharing results from the first quarter of its 2018 fiscal year, America’s Car-Mart announced a major change in leadership will be coming at the end of the calendar year. Car-Mart said in a news release posted late on Thursday that current chief executive officer William “Hank” Henderson would be... Read More

Greg Shelton and Maria Singson, Contributors

In the current issue of BHPH Report, we discussed what we classified as the “eight risk questions that might keep you up at night.” We spelled out each of those questions here. Well, now let’s try to provide you some answers to those difficult questions so you can rest better. Let’s begin with... Read More

Costs trigger 8% drop in July bankruptcy filings

BHPH Report Staff

It appears some consumers not only are struggling to maintain monthly payments, but they are also lacking the resources to file for bankruptcy. The American Bankruptcy Institute indicated total U.S. bankruptcy filings decreased 8 percent in July as compared to June. According to data provided by Epiq Systems, filings... Read More