FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — RouteOne recently announced that Bank of the West, a high-performance, full-service regional financial services company, has joined the growing roster of finance sources on its Web-based credit application management system.

The bank caters to customers in the West and Midwest. Moreover, it holds $58.4 billion in assets, operates more than 700 commercial and retail banking locations and has about 10,700 employees.

Bank of the West operates distinct units to provide a range of deposit, credit and investment products and services, including National Consumer Finance, which provides automobile and RV/marine credit.

"Bank of the West believes, as we do, that providing dealers the best-in-class tools for managing their business is a key component of superior customer service," said Mike Jurecki, RouteOne's chief executive officer. "We are proud to assist Bank of the West in providing accelerated service to their dealer customers."

Mark Beecher, national indirect sales and marketing manager for Bank of the West's National Consumer Finance division, added, "RouteOne will allow Bank of the West to tailor our financial services to the large networks of automotive dealers aggregated through the joint venture system."