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The Hankey Group

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In 1958, the Hankey Family owned 25% of Midway Ford; Don Hankey acquired full ownership of the Ford franchise dealership in 1972. Midway Ford is the originating company of the Hankey Group. Midway Car Rental and Westlake Financial Services began as complimentary business extensions of Midway Ford, providing rental car service and financing to Midway Ford customers who couldn’t get financing elsewhere. Each Hankey Group company holds a symbiotic relationship to the other. HFC Acceptance, a fleet finance and leasing company, focused on commercial financing to rental agencies that purchased vehicles from Midway Ford. Nowcom’s DealerCenter provides a multi-lender and DMS platform for used car dealerships, featuring Westlake Financial Services as a preferred lender. Additionally, Nowcom provides IT support for all Hankey Group companies. Hankey Investment Company is a private real estate investment firm that procures real estate for Hankey Group and manages around $1.7B in assets, comprised of real properties ($743M) and commercial loans ($972M). Since 1985, Knight Insurance Company, a Cayman Islands company, together with its domestic affiliates KnightBrook Insurance Company and Knight Specialty Insurance Company, have partnered with North Hollywood Toyota, Westlake Financial and Midway Auto Group to provide consumers with various auto-related insurance products and services.

Our Mission

Focus and execution are the keys to our success. We strive to grow revenue every year by 20% and get a 30% return on equity. Our focus on profitability provides opportunities for growth both personally and professionally within the organization. Investment in our people has always been the underlying key to our success. Lastly, growing our business, focusing on technology, increasing efficiencies, empowering people, and having fun while we are working are what make us who we are today.

Our people are our most important asset. 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.
Our purpose is to provide world-class service to our customers, dealers, and partners, while promoting dynamic growth founded on solid financial stability.
We have a passion to be the best at what we do and we thrive on innovation and the challenges of change.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the Hankey Group is comprised of seven operating companies specializing primarily in the automotive, finance, technology, real estate and insurance industries. 

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