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Wall Street Wants to Buy You a Car

By Jessica Alling - Sep 30, 2013 at 1:32PM

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The importance of auto lending may become a focus in the coming quarters.

This summer's rise in interest rates put a wrench in the mortgage lending market's forward progress. But as big Wall Street banks like Wells Fargo (WFC 2.31%), JPMorgan Chase (JPM 3.03%), and Ally Financial try to shore up their revenues, auto lending may be taking a front seat in the coming months. This isn't great news for Ford (F -0.46%), which has its own lending arm.

In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jessica Alling discusses the current market for auto loans and how investors can look at the banks going forward.

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