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With the labor market continuing to strengthen and economic activity rising at a solid rate, the Federal Reserve raised the Federal Funds Rate a quarter percentage point for the second time this year — putting the target for short-term rates in the 1.75 to 2% range.

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Lease Approvals Rise 10% in April

Retail leasing applicants registered a 70% approval rate on Swapalease during April, a 10% increase from the same time last year, the company announced.

Incentives to Propel Car Leases in May

The numbers reveal a number of factories, including Ford, are targeting compact and midsize inventory. Ford offered the most generous discounts on vehicles in those segments.

Lease Approval Rates Rise 2% in March

Lease approval rates registered 67.3% for Swapalease.com in March, which were 2% higher than the month before and signify a possible upswing in approval rates, according to the company.

Off-Lease Wave Poses Risk to New-Vehicle Sales

This wave of off-lease vehicles is expected to be one of the biggest threats that the new-vehicle industry will face this year and the next. And, it won’t just be the sheer volume of relatively new, low-mileage vehicles that will pose a risk to the new-industry; it’ll be the types of off-lease vehicles returning to market that will present the biggest hurdle.

Used Car Leasing Could Boost Remarketing Activity

With the number of off-lease vehicles coming into the used car market projected to grow in the coming years, it might be the time for used car leasing to make a return, which would boost demand and price at wholesale for several used car segments, according to Swapalease.com.

Lease Credit Approvals Fall 14.5% From June

Approvals for vehicle leases fell 14.5% to 54.3% in July from the prior month partly because an influx of students with lower credit scores applied for vehicle leases ahead of the college school year, reports Swaplease.com.

Lease Approvals Bounce Back

About 68.8% of the people that applied for leases in June were approved, a 20% improvement over the month before, according to car lease marketplace Swapalease.com.

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