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Cox Automotive purchases F&I Express to provide more technology solutions

By Michael Hunt 0 Comments NEWS, Regional News

Cox Automotive recently announced the purchase of Intersection Technologies F&I Express. F&I Express is focused on moving the car industry and market toward the modern digital age with new technology solutions. The purchase continues Cox Automovite's dedication to change how consumers buy, sell, own, and use their vehicles. These two companies have a history with one another going back to early 2013 with Autotrader and Intersection's leaders got together and agreed to team together on a push we now know as Digital Retailing.

F&I Express will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cox Automotive Inc.(CAI), which also includes Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime, and will be a part of the Retail Solutions Group within CAI.  While specific financial terms of the deal are undisclosed, all F&I Express employees will remain in their current roles at F&I Express, and the business unit will operate out of its current Grapevine, TX location.

"Combining assets, including a vast F&I providers network and unbeatable new technology, will create a competitive advantage driving continued value for dealers, agents, providers, and lenders," said Mike Barrington, Senior Vice President Retail Solutions Group Sales, Digital Retailing and F&I Solutions.  "As both pioneers and innovators, they've done an outstanding job of giving lenders and dealers who use multiple providers one place to go to rate, contract and register F&I products. Together, F&I Express and Cox Automotive will continue to deliver the services and solutions F&I Express has been delivering to the market."

With industry-leading digital marketing, financial, retail and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers, lenders and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide, the Atlanta-based Cox Automotive has 34,000+ team members in more than 200 locations worldwide, and partners with more than 40,000 auto dealers as well as most major automobile manufacturers.

"F&I Express has developed innovative solutions via its technology, to connect the automotive marketplace to F&I providers," said Brian Reed, CEO and Co-founder, F&I Express. "Joining Cox Automotive gives F&I Express deeper resources and broader talent to deliver innovative technology solutions and superior service that will help position F&I Express as an unbeatable contender in this industry."

Express Recoveries is an optimized eCancellation solution connecting lenders, providers and dealerships to streamline the cancellation and recoveries process in an efficient and compliant manner.  Express Digital Media gives digital retailers the power to educate car shoppers online with accurate and dynamic aftermarket rates and content.

SOURCE Cox Automotive Inc.
Edited by M. Hunt

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