Category Archives: Automotive

NAE/NWAN Announce That Adam Lamnin And Hope Taitz Join Board Of Advisors

National Automotive Experts (NAE) and NWAN, Inc. (NWAN) announce that Adam Lamnin and Hope Taitz have been appointed to the company’s Board of Advisors.  Lamnin and Taitz become the first two independent members of the NAE/NWAN Board of Advisors. Both new members bring a great deal of industry experience as well as corporate governance and innovation expertise.

Full Release: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/naenwan-announce-that-adam-lamnin-and-hope-taitz-join-board-of-advisors-300898634.html

PayLink Direct Integrates with PCMI’s Dealer Contracting Module

PayLink Direct has partnered with PCMI to integrate its 0% payment plan program into PCMI’s Policy Claim and Reporting Solutions™ (PCRS) dealer contracting module – Open Sales Platform. 

Full Release: https://www.prweb.com/releases/paylink_direct_integrates_with_pcmis_dealer_contracting_module/prweb16465292.htm

4th Annual Automotive Warranty Management Summit – October 22-23, 2019 – The Henry Hotel, Dearborn MI

In its 4th year the summit is the only Automotive Warranty exclusive summit providing an opportunity for OEMs, Dealers and Tier Suppliers to share expertise and best practices to develop strategies to enhance quality, brand loyalty and customer satisfaction in the crucial warranty, aftersales and aftercare value chain links.  

WarrantyNews readers can secure a 20% discount through August 30th.  Register online using promo code: ENG20 ( http://www.engevents.com/warrantyusa2019​ ) or contact Pam Walter 609-216-6998 pwalter@engevents.com.

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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