The Warning-Light of Automobile Securitisation: Credit Rating Agencies and Their Role in a Post-2016 World
38 Business Law Review 5 (2017)
7 Pages Posted: 24 May 2017
Date Written: May 22, 2017
With 2016 providing arguably the most politically tumultuous year in recent history, the need for vigilance in the marketplace has never been greater. The proximity to the recent Financial Crisis means that any undeserved leniency now may have dramatic and irreversible effects. In this short article, the focus will be on the opportunity that the rise in automobile-securitisation is offering the Credit Rating Agencies to transgress like in the 2000s. The article will discuss the dramatic rise in personal financing and the subsequent securitisation and will ultimately suggest that action needs to be taken sooner rather than later, with the abiding caveat being that there must be a political appetite to do this – whether or not this appetite exists will be discussed.
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