captive finance company

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a finance company owned by a manufacturer to finance dealers' inventories or to make loans to consumers buying the company's products

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Meanwhile, repossession rates for captive finance companies, banks and credit unions all dropped slightly in the quarter, the report noted.
"Auto loan ABS originated by captive finance companies has continued to out-perform auto loan ABS originated by non-captive originators," said Shah.
As recently as 1997 and 1998, independent and captive finance companies reported huge losses on their lease portfolios as residual values sunk.
Such loans are generally secured by tangible assets and often supplied by the captive finance companies of manufacturers of automobiles and other equipment.
Cash contributions can be made either directly or through captive finance companies.
For now, captive finance companies and banks are the industry's most aggressive competitors.