About Us - Western Funding

About Us

Why Western Funding

Technology Drive, Entrepreneurial in Nature

Western Funding is a subsidiary of Westlake Financial, the largest privately held finance company in the United States with demonstrated growth year over year. Our program both supplements and complements the full spectrum lending offering of our parent company. We continue to expand our teams, grow our dealer base, and cement our role as a part of a truly exciting future leader in the automotive industry.

Western Funding and its parent company, Westlake Financial, are members of the Hankey Group of Companies along with sister companies and subsidiaries such as: Westlake Portfolio Management, Westlake Flooring, Westlake Capital Finance, Wilshire Consumer Credit, and DealerCenter creator and IT leader, Nowcom.

Mission Statement

To be the most respected and technologically advanced financial services provider, admired for the products and services we provide to customers and partners.

Industry Innovator

Since 1962, Western Funding has had an unwavering commitment to building a business partnership with dealerships nationwide. Western Funding has been an innovator in the subprime auto finance industry, designing a program to help dealers finance customers, regardless of credit history. This program provides dealers with both an aggressive up-front check or advance, and the opportunity to earn additional money for performing portfolios.

Technology Enabled

Western Funding continues to embrace technological advancements to better serve its dealer partners. Western Funding uses an automated decisioning platform in partnership with DealerCenter. This system allows dealer partners to submit deals to Western Funding through either DealerTrack© or DealerCenter. Utilizing this system, Western Funding provides its dealer partners with automated credit decision and fast approvals within seconds, 24/7/365. Dealers can then work with their Western Funding Sales Team to rehash a deal to maximize profitability on each deal.

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People. Purpose. Passion.

PEOPLE: Our people are what make us special. We respect each other’s unique contributions to the team; we promote integrity in all our actions, and we encourage our associates to seize every opportunity for personal excellence and success.

PURPOSE: Our purpose is to provide world-class service to our customers, dealers, and partners, while promoting dynamic growth founded on solid financial stability.

PASSION: We have passion for what we do, thrive on innovation and the challenges of change; and foster a sense of ownership while having fun as we strive to be the best.

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