Online Auto Shopping Launched by Ohio CUs
Members of five Ohio credit unions can now shop for and finance their cars through their credit unions' Web site using a new online service from Aimbridge Indirect Lending LLC and a subsidiary of the Ohio Credit Union League.
They're among the first users of the WhereMembersBuy.com service from Aimbridge Indirect Lending of Ohio, an operation jointly owned by Aimbridge and OCUL Services Corp. and several Buckeye State credit unions.
The system aggregates inventory from reputable dealerships around the state, the company said, allowing members to shop cars from local dealers, schedule test drives and secure financing, all online.
The five credit unions-among the first to deploy the service-are $536 million Directions CU and $18.2 million Mercy Health Partners FCU of Toledo, $67 million Cintel FCU of Cincinnati, $173 million CME FCU of Columbus and $3.5 million Champion FCU of Cambridge.
Colorado-based Aimbridge Indirect Lending is owned by CRIF and is a provider of integrated multi-channel, multi-lender auto buying and lending services.