Welcome to the new Lien Solutions blog – insights and resources to help professionals reduce risk and shape the future of their business. You’ll find articles on thought leadership, practical tips, and an exchange of ideas that drive innovation and better outcomes.
Because of our unique position in the vehicle finance sector, we have had the opportunity to witness some fascinating trends in the vehicle purchase and usage process, driven in large part by today’s younger generations.
No one can predict the future, including lenders. Therefore, it is crucial to be diligent about maintaining lien perfection today. In the event that debtors default on their loans, lien perfection helps ensure that you are protected and losses can be recovered. Having clear insights into your individual debtors’ risks and across your portfolio help you maintain a healthy portfolio and reduce risk.
Hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and other natural disasters destroy billions of dollars’ worth of property in the U.S. annually. Motor vehicles are among the properties most often damaged beyond repair and considered unsalvageable in such situations. For those cars damaged by flooding that are repaired, new titles are issued reflecting that fact, so those seeking a bargain do so knowing the risk they take. If the car’s title is “washed” (title brand is removed or the real lienholder is concealed), the buyer—and possibly the lender—are none the wiser and could end up with a damaged or discounted vehicle on their hands. Underwriting an asset with the incorrect value may result in a total loss for a lender in case of delinquency or default.