Provident Financial Group, a Cincinnati bank holding company, will finance car leases in the 10 states where it has branches for customers of Autobytel.com, the nation's largest on-line automobile dealer. Provident will be the dealer's exclusive lease financer in those states-Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.

The handover from GE Capital Corp., Autobytel.com's current lease financer in those states, will start within two months, said Robert M. Molter, the banking company's senior vice president of consumer lending.

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