Warranty and Financial Services

Making the Warranty Connection
March 1, 2015

Some add-ons are a hard sell on the front lines of retail. Consumers still wading through the molasses of economic recovery are averse to splurges, staying focused on the bare-bone necessities for their next purchase. But that very same sentiment aids retailers in pushing warranties, an add-on that offers tightly belted customers the peace of mind they need when making a large purchase. Here’s what execs at some major warranty companies said about what they have planned to help dealers make more warranty sales in 2015.

Fortegra Teams With New Leaf
February 12, 2015

Fortegra announced that it has teamed with New Leaf Services, allowing Fortegra to "provide underwriting, risk management, and regulatory compliance for new service contract programs launched by New Leaf."

Sony, Netsertive Launch Marketing Plan
February 5, 2015

Sony and Netsertive this week announced a new marketing plan powered by Netsertive, which will start with Sony's CIS Diamond Dealers. 

The Future of the Service Contract Industry
December 24, 2014

With 2015 nearly here, it’s a great time to look at the trends shaping the service contract business. The future of service contracts is strong, but will require change and adaptability. Service contract sales continue to be driven by the needs of consumers. Those needs are being influenced by product innovation, new distribution channels, service-model changes and globalization. These changes are more than slight modifications; they are fundamental change.

GWSCA Launches Survey
November 17, 2014

The Global Warranty and Service Contract Association (GWSCA) has announced an online survey, in order to "learn what is important to members of the warranty and service contracts industry."

Jeannette Howe Joins Revenew Systems
November 10, 2014

Jeannette Howe, the veteran of Nationwide Marketing Group, Specialty Electronics Nationwide and Home Entertainment Source, has a new position, as vice president of business development for Revenew Systems.

Warranty Group Sold for $1.5 Billion
March 21, 2014

The Warranty Group has been sold from one private equity firm to another, going from Onex Corp to TPG Capital for about $1.5 billion.