RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. -- Finance Express, which operates an online auto finance platform designed for independent dealers, said Tidewater Motor Credit is joining its online auto finance platform.

Tidewater Motor Credit is a niche lender in the independent auto industry and currently serves dealers throughout Georgia, Maryland and Virginia.

Through the integration, Tidewater Motor Credit will be able to serve independent dealers who wish to offer loan programs to nonprime clients.