Dealerscope 2019 Warranty Roundtable: What Warrants an ESP Sale?

Dealerscope article on service contracts in the appliance and electronics retail channel. Executives from AIG, Assurant, Asurion, Centricity, Mack, Marsh, OnPoint, Personal Safeguards Group, SquareTrade and Warrantech share initiatives.

Full Article: https://www.dealerscope.com/article/2019-warranty-roundtable-what-warrants-an-esp-sale/

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/

Chinese students allegedly conned Apple out of almost $1 million using fake iPhones

Warranty fraud is something many companies have to deal with, but being the most valuable firm in the US means it’s a particular problem for Apple. This was illustrated by two Chinese engineering students who allegedly conned Cupertino out of almost $1 million worth of iPhones.

Article: https://www.techspot.com/news/79524-chinese-students-allegedly-conned-apple-out-almost-1.html

ServicePower Announces Partnership with Safeware to Implement Comprehensive Third-Party Solution Suite

Safeware’s Authorized Service Network will use Claims, Dispatch and Onboarding solutions by ServicePower

Full Release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/servicepower-announces-partnership-with-safeware-to-implement-comprehensive-third-party-solution-suite-300821824.html

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

Kingsway Announces Warranty Company Acquisition

ITASCA, IL, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – (NYSE: KFS) Kingsway Financial Services Inc. (“Kingsway” or the “Company”) today announced it has closed on its acquisition of Geminus Holding Company, Inc. (“Geminus”), a specialty, full-service provider of vehicle service contracts (“VSCs”) and other finance and insurance (“F&I”) products to used car buyers around the country.

Full Release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kingsway-announces-warranty-company-acquisition-300805470.html

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F&I Admin Merges With StoneEagle

LOMBARD, Ill. And RICHARDSON, Texas — F&I Administration Solutions LLC and StoneEagle Inc. announced the strategic merger of the two companies to form StoneEagle F&I.

Full Article: https://www.fi-magazine.com/355879/fi-admin-merges-with-stoneeagle