GE Capital Retail Bank and the Thomas Kinkade Company recently announced a multi-year agreement to provide a private label credit card program for consumers. GE Capital’s Retail Finance business, the operating entity that provides financial solutions to retailers and dealers to help grow their customer sales, will manage the relationship and service the account.
The consumer financing program is available at more than 350 participating Thomas Kinkade authorized galleries and approved dealers. It offers competitive rates and promotions, including deferred interest payment options* on purchases of the artist’s limited edition artwork, open edition pieces and licensed products such as collectibles, home décor and furnishings.
“We are committed to sharing Kinkade’s vision of beauty and light,” said Mark Hill, executive vice president, Thomas Kinkade Company. “GE Capital’s vast expertise and special financing programs provide convenient payment options, enabling art lovers to experience the wonder of his work.”
Thomas Kinkade was born in the small country town of Placerville, California and became one of the most collected artists of his time. His artwork subjects include cabin and nature scenes, gardens, classic cottages, sports, inspirational content, lighthouses and powerful seascapes, impressionists and classic Americana.“Thomas Kinkade’s masterpieces bring joy to millions of collectors,” said Regina Leadem, vice president of sales for GE Capital’s Retail Finance business. “We are delighted to collaborate with The Thomas Kinkade Company to help bring the beauty of Kinkade’s work to new and existing art lovers.” For 80 years, GE Capital’s Retail Finance business has provided billions of dollars in consumer financing through major retailers and more than 200,000 small- and mid-sized businesses throughout the United States. GE Capital is a leading provider of consumer credit in the art and luxury goods industry. The company supports its clients with proprietary online technology such as Business Center, which includes service, marketing and sales tools, as well as the newly launched Learning Center, providing businesses with access to comprehensive training for their teams on financing for consumers.