MRH Retail has agreed a three-year membership deal with BOSS, the British Oil Security Syndicate, to maintain its use of the BOSS Payment Watch debt recovery scheme.

MRH Retail joined BOSS in 2013 and the extended partnership will see more than 360 MRH Retail sites throughout England, Scotland and Wales maintaining their membership of BOSS Payment Watch until 2017.

Andrew Jackson, general manager at MRH Retail, said: "Since we joined BOSS Payment Watch, we’ve found that when it’s operated correctly we’ve seen a substantial increase in customers returning to pay after they’ve reported having no means of payment. And where drivers fail to return and pay, the BOSS debt collection procedure has proved very effective in recovering debts.

"During the past 12 months BOSS Payment Watch has been shown to save our retailers money so we’ve taken the decision to provide BOSS membership as part of our core retailer support service. Where incidents do occur, by using the BOSS electronic reporting system, retailers are able to submit information quickly and easily about drivers who have failed to settle their debt."

Kevin Eastwood, executive director of BOSS, commented: "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."