Illinois legislatures have enacted a new bill concerning check sellers, money transmitters, small loan companies, etc. The bill is titled SB 87/HB 159 and boosts the surety bond required for community currency exchanges from $10,000 to $50,000. This affects establishments providing services for cashing checks, money orders, etc. The Director of Financial Institutions is authorized read more »
The world of surety seems to be doing just fine amidst the down economy. There are still a lot of construction jobs available and many bonds to be written; but could the healthy appearance of the surety industry be somewhat of an illusion?
Legislatures in Texas have enacted a new law directly affecting the surety bond industry. When one looks at the changes included in the bill, it’s hard to see what it actually accomplishes; it raises the question of whether the legislators writing laws affecting the world of surety have adequate knowledge of the industry.
The surety bond industry has been stubborn when it comes to any kind of change. For the most part, things have been done the same way for years while ignoring technological advances. As of recent, companies have begun to embrace the digital age and have been harnessing it to improve and evolve the industry.
Both money service and money transmitter companies are affected by a new bill that was enacted in the state of Arkansas. The new bill is called SB 785 and boosts the maximum surety bond amount required of money transmitters from $250,000 to $300,000. The old bill called for a surety bond of $50,000 with an read more »