DETROIT — Budco Financial announced the integration of its zero percent payment plan services into Darwin Automotive’s suite of F&I software solutions.

Budco’s addition to the Darwin F&I and service menus, digital retailing solution, and the new follow-up program for previously declined F&I protection enables dealerships to “seamlessly” present, rate, and remit F&I products electronically with an interest-free financing option. The added integration will allow their joint customer base to deliver a more personalized, effective customer experience, all according to the announcement.

Executives noted that dealerships using the Darwin system can now immediately present and sell vehicle service contracts using Budco Financial’s interest-free financing option. They no longer have to enter duplicate information in multiple sites, thereby saving time and reducing errors.

“Budco Financial provides a unique opportunity for dealerships to sell incremental vehicle service contracts without customers paying interest. Their platform aligns well with our desire to provide an integrated shopping experience for consumers and helps support the existing F&I process,” said Darwin CMO Jeff Stafford. “Now, our users can present the menu with a vehicle service contract included.”

“We are excited to have Darwin as an F&I menu partner. By integrating with Darwin, we can provide a vehicle service contract selling solution that maximizes efficiency for our dealerships and helps them generate incremental profit,” said Mark Pierret, Budco’s vice president of sales and marketing. “Their knowledgeable team is dedicated to providing the highest level of service. In addition, they maintain a leading-edge retailing experience for F&I products.”

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