CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jan 14, 2014) - The Warranty Group, a leading global provider of warranty solutions and underwriting services, announces the extension of a multi-year agreement with Safe-Guard Products International, a leading provider of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry. 

Under the agreement, The Warranty Group will provide underwriting and actuarial services through its wholly-owned subsidiary Virginia Surety Company, Inc. (AM Best A-, Excellent rated), for the F&I products Safe-Guard Products provides to their strategic partners in the U.S. and Canada. These accounts include the most recognized automobile brands in the world, as well as several of the top 125 national dealer groups in the United States.

"Safe-Guard Products is a long-standing partner of The Warranty Group," explained Justin Thomas, Senior Vice President at The Warranty Group. "This contract extension further strengthens the relationship between two industry leaders. We're pleased to continue supporting Safe-Guard Products' commitment to providing unparalleled service and the highest quality F&I products in the industry."

"Extending our contract with The Warranty Group was an important part of our growth plan," stated Randy Barkowitz, Safe-Guard Products International CEO. "Our shared commitment to comprehensive protection solutions and exceptional customer service make The Warranty Group a preferred partner for our underwriting needs."

The Warranty Group has been providing underwriting and actuarial services to Safe-Guard Products in the United States and Canada for nearly 10 years. 

About The Warranty Group
The Warranty Group is one of the world's premier global providers of warranty solutions and related benefits, with operations in over 30 countries and 1,900 employees. With underwriting, claims administration and marketing expertise across the globe, The Warranty Group celebrates 50 years of industry leadership as a single-source solution for leading manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of consumer goods including automobiles, homes, consumer appliances, electronics, and furniture, as well as specialty insurance products and services for financial institutions. For more information, visit

About Safe-Guard Products International 
Safe-Guard Products International, LLC provides finance and insurance products to automobile, RV/trailer, marine and powersport retailers, manufacturers and financial institutions. Since its founding in 1992, Safe-Guard Products has offered innovative F&I products, program development and customer support. Safe-Guard delivered more than 2 million F&I products in 2012 through over 7,000 retailers. By incorporating extensive industry knowledge and a client-first approach, Safe-Guard Products has become the leading provider of F&I products in the aftermarket industry. For more information, visit