Detroit - Ally Financial was honored with a 2013 Auto Finance Excellence Award for its success and contributions to the auto finance industry. The award was presented at the annual Auto Finance Summit.

Ally was cited for its innovative service offerings, in particular the recently introduced Relationship Management Center (RMC). The RMC online platform allows dealers to directly access customer leads and the ability to produce high-quality email or direct mail communications for targeted customers.

"We applaud Ally Financial for its leading performance in the auto finance industry," said J.J. Hornblass, president and CEO, Royal Media Group, publisher of Auto Finance News, which presented the award. "The Auto Finance Excellence Award winners exemplify the best of this dynamic industry and we congratulate Ally."

Tim Russi, president of Auto Finance at Ally Financial, accepted the award. "At Ally, we provide an unmatched product offering in the market coupled with a high touch service level. We appreciate the recognition for the work we do and will maintain our sharp focus on the future of the auto finance industry, the needs of its dealers and evolution of technology."

Ally has been a leading provider of auto financing for more than 90 years and currently has more than 14,000 dealer relationships and services approximately 4 million retail auto accounts. For the second consecutive year, Ally was ranked first on the 2013 Big Wheels Report list of top auto finance companies, issued by Auto Finance News in May.