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KBRA Releases Research – Auto Loan ABS: Recoveries Pressured by Declining Valuations

22 Feb 2024   |   New York


KBRA releases a research report analyzing auto loan ABS recovery rates. Over the past year, auto loan ABS recovery rates have been trending down, hitting their lowest January reading since 2010 in KBRA’s Prime and Non-Prime Auto Loan Indices. The decline mainly reflects falling used vehicle values which increased to record highs during the pandemic, as well as higher repossession costs. We expect recovery rates to remain at depressed levels throughout 2024, as defaults over the next year are likely to include a large portion of defaulting loans originated during the time of heightened automobile valuations. This will inevitably place upward pressure on securitized net losses.

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