Chase Auto Finance has named industry veteran Cesar Martinez as manager of its Custom Finance Business Center, 10790 Rancho Bernardo Road, San Diego. He can be reached at (858) 677-4809.

 Martinez leads a team that meets the sub-prime financing needs of San Diego area auto dealers and their customers.

“Chase offers local customer service to provide our San Diego area dealers and ultimately consumers easier access to our sub-prime auto financing solutions,” said Bill Jensen, Chase Custom Finance executive.

Martinez has more than 25 years of experience in auto finance.  Most recently, he was an underwriting manager at Chase Auto Finance’s Riverside office.  

In California, the Chase Auto Finance retail and commercial sales teams provide a full spectrum of services to dealerships through its Prime Business Centers and Sub-prime Business Centers across the state.  Its Dealer Commercial Services division is the largest non-captive floorplan and commercial loan provider for auto dealerships across the nation and offers treasury management services, real estate financing and other banking services to automobile dealers.

Chase Auto Finance purchases retail installment contracts and originates loans across the continental United States, as well as in Hawaii and Alaska. Its Custom Finance division serves more than 15,000 auto dealers across the country through 41 business centers.

 About Chase:

Chase, together with its affiliates, was the largest provider of auto financing in the country in the first six months of 2009.  Parent company JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity.  Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at