RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. —  Finance Express, a provider of web-based financial services and technology for independent dealers, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Prestige Financial, a specialty auto finance source.

Under the agreement, dealers will now have access to the special finance lender through Finance Express’ lender portal.

"We are excited and proud to team up with Prestige Financial," says Michael Flashner, COO of Finance Express. "As the lending terrain has narrowed over the past few years, dealers need a partner like Prestige, who can offer them flexible, common-sense and consistent credit decisions."

The joint initiative will go live in more than 20 states this month.

"This country is full of strong, independent operators who spend their days helping people to buy affordable and reliable vehicles," said Prestige COO Bryant Henrie. "Finance Express provides an excellent way for us to support these efforts with robust credit options typically reserved for franchised dealerships."