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Transparency And Trust: Overcoming Negative Price Perception, an Interview with Art Shaw, CEO of RepairPal

The MAPConnected Vehicle Service and Warranty Lifecycle Summit 2022 is approaching. A collaborative conversation, led by some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, will be hosted by the Westin Southfield Detroit on the 25th – 26th of October. We had the opportunity to sit down with Art Shaw, CEO at RepairPal

Full Article: https://www.mapconnected.com/transparency-and-trust-overcoming-negative-price-perception-an-interview-with-art-shaw-ceo-of-repairpal/

Assurant Extends Longstanding T-Mobile Partnership with New Multiyear Agreement

Assurant, Inc., a leading global business services company that supports, protects, and connects major consumer purchases, announced today a multiyear extension of its long-standing partnership with T-Mobile to continue providing comprehensive mobile device protection solutions.

Full Release: https://www.assurant.com/newsroom-detail/NewsReleases/2022/September/assurant-extends-t-mobile-partnership

Enabling The Dealer Network To Optimize Parts, Service & Warranty To Drive Service Profitability: An Interview with Ashok Kartham, Chief Product Officer, Syncron

The MAPconnected Vehicle Service and Warranty Lifecycle Summit 2022 is approaching. A collaborative conversation, led by some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, will be hosted at the Westin Southfield Detroit on the 25th – 26th of October. We had the opportunity to sit down with Ashok Kartham, Chief Product Officer at Syncron

Full Article: https://www.mapconnected.com/enabling-the-dealer-network-to-optimize-parts-service-warranty-to-drive-service-profitability-an-interview-with-ashok-kartham-chief-product-officer-syncron/

New Federal Trade Commission’s Safeguards Rule is a Game-Changer for Extended Warranty and GAP Waiver Industries

By Brian T. Casey, Theodore P. Augustinos and Alexander R. Cox

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has recently supercharged the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s Safeguards Rule for financial institutions under its jurisdiction. The Safeguards Ruleimposes data security standards for consumer nonpublic person information obtained and created by financial institutions subject to the FTC’s Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act jurisdiction. The FTC finalized its proposed update to the Safeguards Rule on October 28, 2021, which was originally published for rule-making in March 2019 and then further developed during an FTC workshop in July 2020. After a lengthy gestation period, the new revised rule became effective January 10, 2022, and requires compliance by December 9, 2022.

This is only a very small extract of this article regarding this important topic.

The Full Article is available at: https://warrantynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/ARTICLE_New-Federal-Trade-Commissions-Safeguards-Rule-7-2022.pdf

Optimizing Quality Management Between Stakeholders To Reduce Warranty Risk and Costs: An Interview with Jason Payne, Founder, JPSI

The MAPconnected Vehicle Service and Warranty Lifecycle Summit 2022 is approaching. A collaborative conversation, led by some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, will be hosted at the Westin Southfield Detroit on the 25th – 26th of October. We had the opportunity to sit down with Jason Payne, Founder and Chief Intelligence Officer at JP Strategy and Intelligence. 

Full Article: https://www.mapconnected.com/optimizing-quality-management-between-stakeholders-to-reduce-warranty-risk-and-costs-jason-payne-jpsi/

Amynta Group Acquires iFIT Health & Fitness Extended Warranty Operations

Amynta Group, a leading insurance services provider, has acquired the extended warranty operations of iFIT Health & Fitness Inc., operated through its wholly owned subsidiary, Universal Technical Services (UTS).

Full Release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/amynta-group-acquires-ifit-health–fitness-extended-warranty-operations-301623658.html

Designing, Selling and Marketing F&I Products & Services for Electric Vehicles

MAPconnected’s latest free webinar offers a sneak peek to some of the topics to be covered in greater detail during the Electric Vehicle & Financial Products Tracks at the Vehicle Service & Warranty Lifecycle Summit October 25-26. 

LIVE WEBINAR 9/22: Designing, Selling and Marketing F&I Products & Services for Electric Vehicles

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One80 Intermediaries Expands Warranty Business With the Acquisition of Montage, Inc.

Montage, Inc. is a leading provider of protection plans for residential furniture, jewelry and watch purchases.

Press Release: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220830005016/en/One80-Intermediaries-Expands-Warranty-Business-With-the-Acquisition-of-Montage-Inc.