Universal Lenders, creator of the ZERO Plan, wins the Dealers’ Choice Diamond Award for Best F&I Product Financing Company


For Immediate Release: June 24, 2019

Oak Park, IL – The ZERO Plan by Universal Lenders has been awarded top honors taking the diamond award in the 2019 Dealers’ Choice Awards for best F&I Financing company voted on by auto dealers nationwide.

Jeff Jacobs Founder and CEO said “We are thankful to all our loyal dealer clients who voted for us. As a former franchised dealer, I designed the ZERO Plan to meet and exceed all our dealer client’s expectations.” Found throughout many dealerships nationwide, the ZERO Plan finances most F&I products, reduces chargebacks by 50%, provides up to 36 monthly installments and funds in 7 days. “My 30 years of being a dealer and understanding what a dealer wants is what sets the ZERO Plan apart from our competition.”

The Dealers’ Choice Awards are determined by a survey sent to readers of Auto Dealer Today and F&I and Showroom magazines. Voting was open solely to dealers and dealership personnel.

The Dealers’ Choice Awards will be presented during a special ceremony at Industry Summit, held from November 4-6 in New Orleans.


A privately held company located in the Chicago area Universal Lenders LLC offers a nontraditional approach to premium financing. With a goal to increase dealership profits by increased use of premium financing, Universal Lenders LLC created the ZERO Plan® as a dealer friendly platform to offer payment within 7 days, aggressive collections to limit cancellations and an expanded list of eligible products other than service contracts for dealers to finance such as Tire & Wheel and other ancillary F&I products. Universal Lenders has been financing F&I products for over 20 years. For more information, contact Phil Rosenberg.

Phil Rosenberg, COO
Universal Lenders LLC
(866) 954 1050 Ext 8007