OneMain Financial was formed in November 2010, following Fortress Investment Group's majority purchase of American General Finance from AIG. Fortress subsequently renamed the company to Springleaf Financial and took the company public in October 2013. OneMain in its present form is the result of Springleaf Financial's acquisition of OneMain Financial from Citigroup in November 2015, with OneMain becoming the surviving brand. Both CitiFinancial and American General Finance have their own lines of history as consumer finance companies dating back to the 1910s and 1920s, respectively.
Commercial Credit Company was established as a public company by Alexander Edward Duncan and eight businessmen in Baltimore, Maryland in 1912. It began as a lender of capital to companies with their accounts receivable as security. Over the course of several decades, CCC adapted to the changing times, expanding into auto financing and personal lending, maneuvering into insurance to provide coverage for the products it was financing, and even manufacturing war-related goods during the WWII and post-war eras. By 1968, the company was the target of a hostile takeover by Loews Corporation, which had already owned 10% of the company's common stock. However, CCC's management sought a different buyer and was able to sway computer company Control Data Corporation into acquiring them instead.CDC initially utilized CCC as a vehicle to assist customers in financing their computer leases and to stabilize earnings due to the seasonality of the computer business. However, as the computer business became more cutthroat and computer leasing was falling in favor of purchasing, CDC's business began to wane in the next decade and a half. Meanwhile, CCC accounted for more and more of their profits as it expanded its financial services, but it was unable to keep up with industry peers. In 1984, CDC tried to find a buyer for CCC, but could not sell it for the right price. It subsequently withdrew CCC from the market and accepted Sandy Weill's proposal to spin-off CCC into its own public company in 1986. Weill, who had just left American Express after not being lined up as its next CEO, claimed to have pursued the deal for the fun and challenge. He and his associates invested their own money to own 10% of CCC, while CDC retained a 20% stake, with the remaining 70% offered to the public. Weill brought in experienced management to prop up the business to success, exiting unprofitable segments and tripling operating profits within a year.
American General Finance history
In 1912, OneMain Financial was founded by commercial credit in Baltimore, Maryland, to provide working capital to manufacturers and building contractors. After several acquisitions, the company became a part of Citicorp in 1998 and in 2011 the name was changed to OneMain Financial.In 1920, Interstate Finance Corporation was founded in Evansville, Indiana, to underwrite sales of Inland Motor Truck vehicles. After several acquisitions, the company became a part of AIG in 2001. In 2010, Fortress Investment Group acquired the business from AIG.In 2011, the company changed its name to Springleaf Holdings, Inc. Its brand name became Springleaf Financial Services.
In November 2015, Springleaf Holdings, Inc. acquired OneMain Financial from Citigroup for $4.25 billion. The new company kept the name OneMain Financial.The United States Department of Justice required Springleaf to sell 127 branches and certain related assets to Lendmark Financial Services, LLC. before the merger. The sale was completed in May 2016. The brand migration from Springleaf Financial to OneMain Financial was completed in October 2016.
A bill introduced in California legislation that would limit interest rates notably excludes three lenders, OneMain being one of the three lenders. The reason these lenders are exempt from the bill is because their interest is capped at 36 percent, however according to a Pew study the APR is understated due to the aggressive selling of add-on products.
Mr. Michael A. Hedlund (Sr. VP & Group Controller)
Ms. Jenny Osterhout (Chief Admin. Officer)
Mr. Richard N. Tambor (Chief Risk Officer)
Mr. Peter R. Poillon (Head of Investor Relations)
Mr. Dinesh Goyal (Chief Credit Officer)
Mr. Adam L. Rosman (Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel)
Nick Clements (Pres of Credit Cards)
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Mr. Douglas H. Shulman (Chairman, Pres & CEO)
Mr. Micah R. Conrad (Exec. VP & CFO)
Mr. Rajive Chadha (Exec. VP & COO)