Wells Fargo Auto Finance

The Effect of the American financial crisis has now started to affect the Canadian Automotive Industry

Wells Fargo Financial, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is an $18 billion company providing installment and home equity lending, automobile financing, consumer and private label credit cards, leasing, technology services, and receivables financing to consumers and businesses in 47 U.S. states, all 10 provinces of Canada, and the Caribbean.

An affiliate of Wells Fargo Financial, Wells Fargo Auto Finance a division of Wells Fargo Financial Retail Services Company Canada which has been offering non-prime financing programs to dealers across Canada since 1995 has pulled out of Canada

As of November 12th, 2008 Wells Fargo Auto Finance has made the difficult decision to exit the indirect lending channel in Canada. Wells Fargo continuously reviews its operations and makes changes when necessary to align with the current market environment.

New and used Auto Dealers across Canada were notified quietly  the Effective as of noon Eastern time November 12th, Wells Fargo Auto Finance will no longer be accepting credit applications from Canadian auto dealers.