South Dakota Trust Company Surety Bond Abolished

South DakotaThere is a new law regarding trust companies in the state of South Dakota labeled SB 85. SB 85 modifies the law which requires that a fidelity bond, surety bond, or directors and officers insurance policy be acquired by trust companies for the safeguard of its fiduciary clients. SB 85 revises the original law so that both a fidelity bond and a D&O insurance policy will be required; the option of a surety bond is now eliminated.


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. He has held a range of different roles within the surety industry, from agent assistant to bond issuer, which gives him a unique insider perspective on surety related topics.

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