What is a Collection Agency Bond?
Collection agency bonds are legally binding contracts that protect your clients, and are generally required to operate legally. If you do not follow state regulations, a claim can be filed on your bond. For example, if you use harassment such as inappropriate threats to collect debts, a claim can be made.
If you're unsure whether you need a bond, you can select your state from the list below to view the bond requirements.
If you need help with obtaining your license or determining the bond requirements, you can check out our collection agency license guide.
How Much Do Collection Agency Bonds Cost?
Costs are a small percentage of the required bond amount (usually 1-15%). If you would like to learn more about what surety bonds are and how they work, you can read our detailed guide here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Apply on our website, get instantly approved online and sign the surety agreements. We will then ship your bond out to you.
Many states require collection agency agents to obtain a license and get bonded. However, requirements vary by state. Check our state requirement list to see if your state is listed. If it is not, contact your state to determine the bond requirements as changes in legislation do occur.
Working with the wrong bond agency, it is possible to reach your surety credit limitations before you are licensed nationwide. However, we offer bulk underwriting programs which raise your surety credit limits so you can usually obtain as many bonds as you need online.
It is dependent on your bonding needs. If you only need a small to moderate dollar amount of bonds, our agency bases your rate on the owner's personal credit. A better credit score equates to a lower rate. If you need bonds in numerous states items such as business financials, business credit, personal financials, and experience are reviewed in addition to the owner's personal credit. Any lacking items would need improvement for a better rate.
You must contact us immediately, as we have a team of claim specialists here to find a resolution for you. Keep in mind, it is crucial that you work with an expert in the surety industry. Learn more about how to ensure you choose the proper bond company.
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