Califonia’s SB 1007 law originally did not have any relation to fidelity bonds. When the law was amended and became effective on January 1, 2009, it required exchange facilitators to be licensed and obtain either a minimum $1 million bond or fidelity bond, securities, post cash, or an irrevocable letter of credit in the same amount. Financial Institutions and title insurers, underwritten title companies and controlled escrow companies are exempt from the licensing requirement of the bill, but they still need to comply with the bonding and insurance requirements.
Eric is the Chief Marketing Officer of JW Surety Bonds. With years of experience in the surety industry, he is also a contributing author to the surety bond blog.