We regularly receive inquiries from people trying to find The Associates, a finance company which consisted of various companies including "Associates Housing", "Associates Finance", "Associates Financial Services" and "Associates Home Equity Service Inc." (formerly known as Ford Consumer Finance Co. Inc.).
HSH Associates has no connection to any of those companies -- they companies were purchased by an arm of Citibank years ago.
If you need to get in touch with CitiFinancial regarding a lien from any of 'The Associates' subsidiaries, use this address:
1111 North Point Drive
Coppell TX 75019
Timeline of The Associates
According to this page:
In 1999, we purchased 128 offices of Texas-based Associates First Capital, giving us more than 2,000 offices in 45 states. We then turned our focus to Canada, buying Associates First Capital offices there. In September, we changed our name to CitiFinancial...
In November of 2000, Citigroup acquired Associates First Capital Corporation; the largest publicly traded finance company in the U.S. with managed assets of more than $100 billion and 2,750 offices in the U.S. and 13 other countries.
In short, The Associates is out of business, but thousands of their liens remain.
If you need to get in touch with CitiFinancial regarding a lien from any of The Associates subsidiaries, please contact them at the above address.