SAFCO Joins RouteOne Lender Network

April 20, 2010 – Southern Auto Finance Company is pleased to announce that is has completed its integration with RouteOne LLC.  RouteOne is a web-based credit application management system for the automotive finance industry.

“This integration will enable us to not only provide continued exceptional service to our dealer partners, but also to access additional dealerships, such as Sonic Automotive Group, who utilize RouteOne exclusively,” said Brian Switalski, president of SAFCO. “We also have the opportunity to compete more effectively and efficiently with other lenders in the special finance industry.”

SAFCO specializes in hard-to-finance transactions and currently provides financing to over 12,000 credit-challenged borrowers.  The company offers its dealer partners the opportunity to provide financing for the broadest possible universe of automotive purchasers, and benefits the consumer as well: the company’s main goal is to help customers rebuild credit through development of good payment habits and consistent reporting of loan repayment to reputable credit bureaus. More information is available online at

RouteOne was created in 2002 by DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Toyota to better meet the needs of dealers.  RouteOne offers its dealers and finance sources access, speed and simplicity by enabling dealers to submit credit applications easily to multiple lenders, and receive credit decisions and updates on contracts in the funding process electronically.  More information can be found online at