General Motors Financial Company brings motors to the general public. Formerly AmeriCredit and now operating as GM Financial, the company is the in-house auto financing arm of General Motors. It works with GM dealers around the US and in Canada to offer new- and used-vehicle financing services. Founded in 1992, the former AmeriCredit traditionally provided credit to customers with less-than-ideal credit histories. Today, GM Financial owns a portfolio of some $12 billion in finance receivables and leased vehicles. The company operates about 20 credit and customer service centers ithroughout the US. General Motors acquired AmeriCredit for some $3.5 billion in 2010 in an effort to boost auto sales.