Category Archives: Automotive

The 9th Annual Extended Warranty & Service Contract Innovations National Forum

The 9th Annual Extended Warranty & Service Contract Innovations National Forum features over 40+ top flight speakers and many new multi-industry case studies. Join us for this highly acclaimed event providing comprehensive coverage on the full spectrum of your business processes. This year’s agenda focuses on:

  • Customer Service
  • Disruptive Technology
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Risk Management & Product Quality.

Due to popular demand we have added industry-specific roundtables where you gain vital insights and have your questions answered by industry experts.

Plus immediately following the main conference, you can attend the 2 exclusive add-on forums.

For complete details:  http://www.warrantyinnovations.com/index.html

Make sure and use Discount Code WN300 to Save $300 if you register after August 10th.

National Auto Care Acquired by Private Equity Firm

National Auto Care Corp. announced it will be acquired by Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm with offices in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and New York. The acquisition is subject to receipt of standard regulatory approvals and satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Full Article:  http://www.fi-magazine.com/news/story/2018/07/national-auto-care-acquired-by-private-equity-firm.aspx

GWSCA taps warranty industry veteran Kevin Rigg for key leadership role

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Chicago, IL

For Release: July 17, 2018

GWSCA taps warranty industry veteran Kevin Rigg for key leadership role

The Global Warranty and Service Contract Association (“GWSCA”) recently held a Board of Directors meeting and unanimously agreed to appoint Kevin Rigg as Executive Director of the GWSCA.

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The ZERO Plan Announcing New 36 Month Terms

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CONTACT:
Phil Rosenberg, COO
Universal Lenders LLC
(866) 954 1050 Ext 8007
prosenberg@universallenders.net

The ZERO Plan Announcing New 36 Month Terms

Oak Park- July/3/2018- Universal Lenders LLC, creators of the ZERO Plan and 2018 Dealers’ Choice award winner, is pleased to announce enhanced funding guidelines to allow customers to choose up to 36 monthly installments allowing for more affordable payments.

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New Regulations in Oklahoma for Service Warranties

Oklahoma SB 1142 amends various sections of the law related to definitions, audited financial statements, suspensions, annual filings and examinations of service warranty associations.  

“Motor vehicle ancillary service” includes “the repair of chips or cracks in or the replacement of motor vehicle windshields as a result of damage caused by road hazards,” according to the bill.

The bill has been signed by the governor and enacted into law, effective November 1.

Service Contract Related Windshield Bill Moves Forward in Louisiana

Louisiana HB 522, expands the term “service contract” to “include a contract or agreement for the repair of chips or cracks in or the replacement of motor vehicle windshields as a result of damage caused by road hazards.”

The bill was sent to the governor for executive approval on May 18.

Source:  https://www.glassbytes.com/2018/05/three-bills-related-to-auto-glass-making-movement-in-various-states/

Bermuda Insurers, Reinsurers Under Pressure to Remain Competitive

Bermuda-based insurers and reinsurers are making moves to hold their own after the U.S. effectively smacked down a big tax advantage they used to have.

Source: https://www.bna.com/bermuda-insurers-reinsurers-n57982092593/

Minnesota Changes to Vehicle Service Contract Statutes

Minnesota makes changes to its Statutes related to Vehicle Service Contracts and adds language for Ancillary Programs.

Source: https://www.revisor.mn.gov/bills/text.php?session=ls90&number=HF3418&session_number=0&session_year=2017&version=list

California Bill Would Impact Franchise Laws (including Warranty Reimbursements for Dealers)

The California legislature will begin reviewing a new franchise bill on Monday, April 23 – potentially impacting Dealer and Factory Competition, Spinoffs and Affiliates & Warranty Reimbursements.

Source:  http://www.autonews.com/article/20180423/RETAIL07/180429932/california-franchise-laws

APCO Names David Vickers CFO

APCO Holdings, home of the EasyCare®, GWC Warranty, Covideo® and SAVY® brands, has named David Vickers as the company’s new chief financial officer.

Source:  https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/04/12/1469539/0/en/APCO-Names-David-Vickers-CFO.html