RANCHO SANTA MARGARITRA, Calif. — Finance Express, provider of a web-based financial services and technology for independent auto dealerships, has entered into an agreement with Santander Consumer USA that will make the finance source available on the software provider’s lender platform.

Finance Express provides a dealer management system to independent dealers that that allows for credit application processing, e-contracting, provides links to finance sources, loan servicing and accounting systems, and more.

"We are very pleased to be adding Santander to our lender platform. Dealers loved the original Drive Financial program, so I think they will be very excited to see Santander among our financial solutions," said David Huber, president of Finance Express.

Santander Consumer USA is the owner of the Drive, Santander Auto Finance, RoadLoans.com and HelpingLoans.com brands, and is a provider of indirect and direct and third-party originations and serving of auto loans. The company also claims an auto loan portfolio of approximately $25 billion and relationships with 13,000 dealers.

"We look forward to serving dealers in the important independent channel," says Matt Fitzgerald, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Santander Consumer USA. "Our finance programs will help dealers sell more cars to more customers, which is always our goal as a finance provider."