Volkswagen: Further risk investors may be overlooking – CNBC

Posted: Friday, October 02, 2015

Volkswagen may be an even bigger risk for investors than previously thought, as a key part of its business — aside from making cars — is threatened by the diesel emissions scandal.

The company’s financial services business, which gives consumers loans to buy its cars and accounts for close to half of its balance sheet, could be the next source for alarm, according to analysts at Credit Suisse. The previously successful business — which currently has more than 100 billion euros of outstanding loans to customers — may even need fresh capital, the analysts argue.


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