Category Archives: Automotive

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Fortegra Financial Corporation’s Insurance Subsidiaries

AM Best has affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a-” of the rated operating subsidiaries of Fortegra Financial Corporation.

Full Release: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190719005256/en/Affirms-Credit-Ratings-Fortegra-Financial-Corporation%E2%80%99s-Insurance

Former Autotrader executive Matt McKenna has joined APCO Holdings, LLC as Senior Vice President of GWC Warranty and APCO Marketing

Norcross, GA. July 16th, 2019 –Automotive industry veteran Matt McKenna has joined APCO Holdings, LLC., home of the EasyCare and GWC Warranty brands, as Senior Vice President overseeing the GWC Warranty business unit and the APCO Holdings marketing efforts.

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10th Annual Extended Warranty & Service Contract Innovations National Forum

10th Annual Extended Warranty & Service Contract Innovations National Forum

Extended Warranty & Service Contract Innovations is your gateway to learning new tools and strategies across industries to streamline operations, improve customer service, optimize your marketing & sales programs, and ensure compliance with evolving regulations.

The community focuses on how to drive down costs and think creativity about new ways to provide value and expand market share. See more at: https://www.warrantyinnovations.com

Use discount code WN300 to get a $300 discount off the price of registration.

Justin Thomas Joins PayLink Direct as its new President & COO

CHICAGO, IL
April 30, 2019

PayLink Direct, one of the extended service contract industry’s largest financial service providers of payment plan programs and transaction processing, is pleased to welcome Justin Thomas as its new President & COO.

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Budco Financial Services sells for $10.5 million

Budco Financial is a payment processing business that finances vehicle service contract programs for automotive OEMs.

Full Article: https://www.crainsdetroit.com/finance/budco-financial-services-sells-105-million

NAE/NWAN Announces New Powersports Service Contract Program

Cleveland, Ohio, April 10, 2019 – National Automotive Experts and NWAN (NAE/NWAN) is pleased to announce the launch of their brand new powersports service contract program.

The new program, Extreme Powersports, is designed to provide industry-leading mechanical breakdown protection for on-road motorcycles, autocycles, scooters, off-road motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, golf carts, snowmobiles and personal watercraft. The new program provides new and pre-owned coverage for gas, diesel and electric units. Domestic, Asian and European manufactured units qualify for coverage. In addition, most Chinese and Indian manufacturers are also eligible for coverage.

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Honda dealership fooled customers into buying useless warranties: Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro settles with car dealership over warranties the attorney general calls “valueless.”

Full Article: https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/04/honda-dealership-fooled-customers-into-buying-useless-warranties-attorney-general.html

CARCHEX Named as a Vehicle Protection Plan Provider for Kelley Blue Book and Autotrader

CARCHEX and Cox Automotive announce a new relationship with CARCHEX named as a provider of vehicle protection plans beginning with KBB.com and Autotrader to follow.

Full Release: https://www.accesswire.com/541464/CARCHEX-Named-as-a-Vehicle-Protection-Plan-Provider-for-Kelley-Blue-Book-and-Autotrader

Phillips 66 to offer extended warranty guarantee for FA-4 10W-30 oils

Phillips 66 Lubricants announced that it has extended its product quality guarantee to protect heavy-duty fleets against lubricant-related failure in the engine when using Guardol FE 10W-30.

Full Article: https://www.fleetequipmentmag.com/phillips-66-extended-warranty-heavy-duty-engines-fa4-oils/

Jeb Bush joins board of directors for Protect My Car

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has joined the board of directors for Protect My Car after the Tampa Bay area company received a minority stake from Dock Square Capital.

Full Article: https://www.bizjournals.com/tampabay/news/2019/04/03/jeb-bush-joins-board-of-directors-for-protect-my.html