Carmel, Ind. — Allied Solutions and Mercury Insurance Group have partnered with California-based Finance Express to deliver an integrated package of services. Finance Express is a Web-based platform that automates and accelerates the entire dealer relationship, including credit application processing, credit bureau access, electronic contracting and complete licensed escrow services.

Finance Express' dealer management system is the first-ever system created exclusively for the independent dealer that fully integrates local, regional and national lenders. The system provides auto dealers access to lenders, credit bureaus and dealer management tools with no investment in additional hardware or software. This partnership combines the integrated menu of services from Finance Express with the products and delivery system of Allied and Mercury.

David Huber, president of Finance Express, commented, "This relationship is a very valuable piece to the continued growth of the FEX system and dealer opportunity and once again adds new opportunity for more dealer profits."

Pete Hilger, executive vice president of Allied Solutions, commented, "Allied has always taken pride in being an innovative provider of technology and insurance services to the financial industry. Teaming with Finance Express is just another step in that direction. They are a dynamic company that has developed a robust platform complete with the capacity to seamlessly quote and issue vehicle service contracts. This will ultimately increase production and bottom line revenue - it's a win-win for everyone involved."