BATON ROUGE, La. — AppOne, a part of Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, announced today that Wachovia Dealer Services, a Wells Fargo Co., has joined its platform.

Wachovia Dealer Services, the fifth-largest auto finance company in the nation, will purchase automotive retail installment contracts from AppOne's growing network of independent dealers nationwide.

"Our goal is to help independent dealers simplify administrative and compliance tasks, which ultimately benefits the lender purchasing contracts from these dealers," explained Lee Domingue, chief executive officer of AppOne.

"At the same time, independent dealers gain access to full-credit-spectrum financing. We are pleased to add Wachovia Dealer Services to our platform because expanding our lender network helps ensure dealers can find financing options that best fit their customers' needs," he added.

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