This week, we’re celebrating 15 years in the auto finance business here at Exeter!
Most days lately, we’ve got our noses to the grindstone. But with this special anniversary upon us, we’re taking some time to look up and take in everything we’ve accomplished since being established in 2006. At a time when inflatable furniture was all the rage and changing your profile page on MySpace virtually served as a coding class, the auto industry was working speedily to move into the digital age. Can you remember when you had to flip a switch to convert your landline to be able to send or receive a fax? A lot sure has changed in 15 years!
When we were first established, we had a slew of brick and mortar branches situated across the country. Since then, we’ve streamlined operations to one single location in Irving, Texas, and have worked with nearly 13,000 dealers to serve more than one million customers across the country. And wouldn’t you know it – we’ve continued to accomplish more together than we ever did when we were spread apart.
While some of us still have the screeches of dial-up ringing in our ears, we’re reminded that where we’ve been is taking us where we’re headed. We’ve grown from the 15th to the 4th largest non-prime auto finance company in the United States, and we are headed toward achieving a 5-star customer approval rating.
We believe our progress reflects our commitment to service. By using the latest technology, we’ve been able to provide dealers across America with 15-second decisioning* and fast funding. By creating special initiatives like our Elite Program for dealers and Financial Improvement Training (FIT) program for customers, we’ve made it possible for everyone who works with us to find success. And in serving our people and community, we’ve built a foundation that is centered around workplace equity, inclusion and perpetual philanthropic giving to meet the needs of others.
We’ve learned a lot in the last 15 years. Our greatest lesson, though, comes from looking to the future and knowing that time is on our side. Thanks for taking a ride with us here at Exeter.
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Exeter Finance LLC is a non-prime auto finance company headquartered in Irving, Texas. The company partners with franchised and independent auto dealers throughout the country to make car ownership a reality for consumers. For more information, call our Dealer Operations Group at 1-855-4EXETER (855-439-3837).