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Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Adds F&I Express eContracting To AppOne, Creating Comprehensive Auto Finance Platform For Dealers

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services announced today it has teamed with F&I Express, a leading provider of digital F&I aftermarket product solutions to automotive dealers nationwide, to integrate F&I Express® eContracting with its AppOne indirect loan origination platform. The joint solution creates a comprehensive auto finance platform for dealers to originate compliant auto loans, verify pricing of aftermarket products, including extended warranties and vehicle accessories, and complete the contract process electronically.

Through AppOne, dealers have access to F&I Express eContracting via single sign-on and will see the same user interface and navigation features currently available in their standard F&I Express log-in. All the capabilities of the eContracting solution have been integrated into AppOne to provide automotive dealers a single point of access. From AppOne auto dealers can electronically create compliant auto loan packages, verify the pricing of aftermarket products, and eContract to completion for customers.

“Consumers purchasing a vehicle today, especially the next generation of automotive buyers, expect the buying process to be quick and seamless,” said Brian Reed, President and CEO of F&I Express. “The combination of F&I Express eContracting with AppOne gives auto dealers the tools to meet customers’ buying expectations while simplifying the financing process. The joint solution does this by integrating the verification of aftermarket product pricing and contract development into the loan origination platform.”

AppOne offers automotive dealers a single platform to easily and quickly create compliant loan packages and find financing for customers. Its web-based interface connects directly to dealer management systems (DMS) to automate the transfer of data and the completion of loan applications, or AppOne can be used as a standalone portal for dealers to manually complete loan applications electronically. By making the loan application process electronic, AppOne is able to help auto dealers quickly find a lender partner and secure financing for their customers.

Auto dealers can submit loan packages to multiple lenders for review and approval with a single click from AppOne. They also have access to a network of lenders who are looking to finance automotive, marine, recreational vehicle and other retail installment contracts. The integration of F&I Express eContracting expands AppOne’s auto finance capabilities to give dealers the capability to electronically quote, price and complete contracts for aftermarket products.

“U.S. auto dealers have had a great year,” said Brad Fleener, senior director and general manager of Indirect Lending at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. “To build on this momentum, they will have to manage their growth opportunities against today’s continually evolving regulatory environment. Our alliance with F&I Express gives auto dealers a comprehensive auto finance and compliance platform to grow their business across the entire sales lifecycle, from the vehicle to aftermarket products.”

F&I Express eContracting is accessible through AppOne today to all AppOne auto dealer customers at no additional cost. Marine, power sports and recreational vehicle dealers will receive access to the integrated functionality early next year. More information on AppOne is available here.

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