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News   February 3, 2006   by Auto Service World

Canadian Collision Repair Chain Signs Agreement with Loan Provider


RIFCO Inc. has signed an agreement with CARSTAR Automotive Canada to offer repair loans through over 110 stores across Canada.
The rollout of the CARSTAR program is already underway and is estimated to be complete within 90 days. Management estimates that once the rollout is complete the relationship will generate loan volumes of $500k – $1 million annually.
Doug Decksheimer, vice-president of marketing for RIFCO remarked, “CARSTAR is the nation’s largest collision repair franchise. CARSTAR collision facilities maintain the strictest requirements in quality of work, training and customer service. As such, RIFCO is proud to announce a strategic alliance with CARSTAR to offer its convenient financing program.”
On February 21, 2006, Larry Jefferies, executive vice-president will officially introduce RIFCO to the CARSTAR Canada Network.
Larry Jefferies for CARSTAR remarked, “It has become increasingly clear over recent years that the percentage of insurance paid collision repair work has declined. In some regions, over half of the collision work is ‘customer pay’. We feel it is important to provide our customers with a full range of options, which will now include RIFCO’s convenient payment plan. We see offering RIFCO’s payment plan to our customers as consistent with our commitment to world-class ethics, standards and consistency.”
The CARSTAR organization is a leader in the automotive collision repair industry, with over 300 locations across North America.


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