Capital One reported that auto loan originations rose 5 percent to $4.5 million in the quarter.
Bank of America also said its auto loan volume increased in the second quarter, but not enough to offset a decline in credit card borrowing. Bank of America doesn't break out auto loan volume from other consumer loans.
Wells Fargo was the No. 3 auto lender in terms of new and used volume combined in the first quarter of 2013, the most recent quarter available, behind No. 1 Ally Financial and Toyota Financial Services, according to Experian Automotive. Chase Auto was No. 4, Capital One was No. 8 and Bank of America was No. 9. Ally said it expects to announce second-quarter results July 31.
One large regional bank in auto finance lost volume in the second quarter this year.
Huntington Bank of Columbus, Ohio, reported auto loan originations in the quarter were down 3.4 percent to about $1.1 billion.
Huntington's core auto loan business is in a five-state area in the Midwest, but it makes indirect auto loans through dealerships in 16 states, including in New England. The company said an uptick in leasing in its core markets took a toll on business. Huntington also stopped making new leases in late 2008.
"Clearly there's been a mix change," Nick Stanutz, auto finance group director at Huntington Bank, said last week. "More cars are being leased. As a result in these five core markets, there are not as many loans available, so our market share is down."
Nationwide, leasing accounted for 28 percent of new-vehicle financing in the first quarter this year, up from 24 percent a year ago, Experian Automotive said. That was the highest since Experian started tracking leases in 2006. Experian hasn't reported detailed statistics for the second quarter yet.
In addition, Stanutz said, Huntington has stayed with superprime loans, so it hasn't participated in the comeback in subprime, either.