HANOVER, Md. — The National Automotive Finance Association released the details of its 13th Annual Non-Prime Auto Finance Conference, which will be held June 3-5 at the Renaissance Worthington in Fort Worth, Texas.

Basically, the conference will address the hurdles associated with the auto ABS market, stringent credit underwriting guidelines that dealers must face, minimal levels of credit, banking system challenges and challenges within the Big 3.

"The National Automotive Finance Association decided to address these challenges by focusing on conference sessions that will either enlighten or provide solutions," officials shared.

"The conference will not make the problems go away, but attendees will go away better informed about the future of the industry and in possession of knowledge to better address portfolio management concerns," they added.

Industry insight will be provided by such organizations as J.D. Power and Associates, Standard & Poors, the National Automobile Dealers Association and Manheim.

Some of the topics to be discussed during the presentations include:

—Non-prime CEO roundtable                     

—NADA Update

—ABS report from Standard & Poors        

—New technology for collections

—Stress test for collateral risk             

—Non-prime operations panel

—Legal panel discussion                        

—Economic view of the wholesale sector

—Internet monitoring of non-prime customer attitude

—Issuance of 13th Annual Non-Prime Auto Financing Survey