MRH Retail, which is number one in Forecourt Trader’s Top 50 Indies, has joined the Payment Watch debt recovery scheme run by the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS).

MRH’s sites throughout England, Scotland and Wales are all joining the scheme which has helped members recover 80% of their ‘no means of payment’ losses.

They will also be among the first members to adopt the new BOSS electronic reporting system, which enables staff to report no means of payment incidents quickly, easily and accurately via an online portal.

Kevin Eastwood, executive director of BOSS, commented: “We’re delighted to welcome all of MRH Retail’s sites as new members of BOSS. For the number one independent fuel retail group in the UK to sign up to our Payment Watch scheme is a great endorsement of the benefits it offers retailers.

“MRH Retail will also be one of the first BOSS members to take advantage of the even more efficient and effective pursuit of financial losses that our new electronic reporting system makes possible. We look forward to developing a long and productive relationship with MRH Retail, helping its many sites nationwide to fight forecourt crime.”

Andrew Jackson, general manager at MRH Retail, added: “We’ve chosen to join the BOSS Payment Watch scheme as we are confident it will help us substantially reduce losses incurred on our 357 sites from no means of payment incidents.

“By also introducing the new electronic reporting system, we’re giving our retailers the added advantage of being able to submit information quickly and easily about drivers who have failed to settle their debt, which should lead to more prompt recovery of outstanding losses.”