RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. — Finance Express, which provides Web-based financial services and technology to independent dealers, announced that Universal Special Auto Finance has joined its platform.

"The strength of Universal Special Auto Finance rests on the strength of our business partners," said John Scordo, executive vice president of business development for Universal Special Auto Finance.

"We are pleased that through Finance Express, we will add to the strength of our company and be able to meet the unique needs of the independent dealer community," he added.

David Huber, president of Finance Express, noted, "Our goal is and always has been to serve the independent dealer in all aspects of their business. That includes tools and technology to meet dealer management requirements, forms and compliance, lead generation, accounting and, of course, connectivity to a broad array of financial sources.

"Our lending partners, such as Universal, have given Finance Express the ultimate vote of confidence," he concluded.