The Consumer's Guide to Surety Bonds

All You Need To Know About Surety Bonds

Learn all you need to know about:

  • The different types of surety bonds
  • How to calculate your bond costs
  • The application process
  • Bond claims and how to avoid them

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39 Pages (30 min. read)
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What Can This Ebook Do For You?

Surety bond requirements can vary greatly by type and location, making them confusing to first-time business owners. With this in mind, we created this e-book guide which takes you through the whole process of getting bonded and explains the most important concepts related to surety bonds. After reading it you'll be able to identify what type of bond you need, estimate how much it will cost you, prepare for the application process and a lot more!

Chapter list

Introduction 4
I. Surety Bond Overview 6
What is a surety bond? 7
What is the difference between being bonded and insured? 9
II. Types of surety bonds 11
License & permit bonds 17
Contractor bonds 18
Court bonds 20
Fidelity bonds 22
III. Surety bond cost 23
How are bond rates determined? 25
How to reduce your bond rate 27
IV. How to get bonded 30
V. Bond Claims 35
Conclusion 38
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About JW Surety Bonds

JW Surety Bonds is the largest volume bond producer in the United States, with a focus on providing our clients low rates, an easy process, and the best in customer service. Working with JW Surety, you get the quality personalized service of a small company and the many advantages of working with the top writer of all types of surety bonds in the country.

JW Surety created this e-book to help potential customers get licensed and bonded. This detailed guide will help you navigate every aspect of obtaining a surety bond for your business.