VINtek Launches Online Platform Offering eContracting For Direct-to-Consumer Auto Loans

24 March 2008

VINtek, a provider of automotive collateral management services for banks, credit unions and other automotive finance lenders, announced the launch of TitleMyCar, a direct-to-consumer (D2C) auto loan documentation portal. TitleMyCar is used by direct auto lenders in conjunction with virtual lien perfection services provided by VINtek.

Consumers directed to TitleMyCar can review and execute their documents for auto loans and initiate funding utilizing a paper-based or electronic signature process. Benefits to consumers include faster closing and funding of their auto loans and reduced paperwork and effort to close the transactions.

Electronic signature and eContracting capabilities are provided through the portal by Baltimore-based eOriginal, Inc., an expert in the field of electronic signature legal compliance for eContracts, leases and other forms of transferable assets.

If consumers choose to electronically sign their loan documents, they are retained in an electronic vault maintained on behalf of the lender by eOriginal. The document is a legal, tamper-proof eContract that eliminates the need for any physical paper processing and retention by the lender. TitleMyCar complements VINtek's suite of products that includes paperless titles for automotive collateral; VINtekTIME, a Web-based application which incorporates document imaging and other paperless processes for managing lien or title inventory; VINaudit, an automated VIN decoding system; and AUTOval, used vehicle valuation technology.

"Our combined Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model transfers information from VINtek to eOriginal in real-time as consumers are conducting business on the TitleMyCar Web site," said Jack Stose, vice president of eOriginal. "By leveraging the respective skills and investments of VINtek and eOriginal, VINtek was able to create a portal that is simple to use yet sophisticated enough to meet the demands of the automotive finance lender community. The product's design provides rapid deployment and reduced IT resource requirements by lenders."

"The eSignature and eContract capabilities of the TitleMyCar process, paired with the collateral management services traditionally provided by VINtek, reduce the time and effort required on the part of the consumer and the lender to close the auto loan," said Larry Highbloom, president of VINtek. "Consumers are able to receive funding faster and lenders are able to reach an expanded market of borrowers through the D2C channel and reduce the cost of closing individual loans by moving them to an electronic format."

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