Associates First Capital Corp. on Tuesday announced an 18- month agreement with America Online, making it AOL's premier home equity lender.

Associates' information and loan applications will be available within the newly designed loan center on the AOL site.

Associates will let AOL members complete on-line loan applications to Associates Capital Bank in Salt Lake City.

AOL members will have the option of working with loan officers via telephone or on-line.

The loans will be closed at a title company or local Associates branch office, and accounts will be serviced by a centralized operation within Associates.

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