NORFOLK, Va. and IRVING, Texas — and both announced they have partnered with, which has launched financing programs on each of the respective Web sites.

The Auto Finance Center, powered by, is designed to allow customers to apply for new-vehicle, used-vehicle, refinance and lease buyout loans and then receive offers in real-time.

Essentially, the finance center allows consumers to get necessary financing before they go to purchase a new or used vehicle or simple financing needed to refinance an existing vehicle.

Meanwhile, the Auto Finance Center provides the same services to customers, but specifically for new-vehicle financing, officials indicated.

"We are thrilled to have join the Powered by Auto Finance Center marketplace lending platform," explained Greg Thibodeau, chief executive officer of, also echoing the same sentiments about "This comprehensive partnership offers their customers real value, with real lenders providing real loans, real-time online.

" customers can now access the branded Auto Finance Center online and obtain up to four loan offers, then choosing the loan offer that best meets their need," Thibodeau added. "The overall customer value and related satisfaction is extremely high with this type of financing."

The Auto Finance Center includes:

—Fast, free and easy online auto loan applications.

—Loan specialists standing by to help.

—Private, secure and confidential processes.

—Near instant loan decisions.

—No fees or obligation.

"Our goal is to help our customers in the auto buying process, and this is just one more way that we can assist new-car buyers," stated Stephanie Esquivel, national sales manager for and