Surety Bonds vs. Insurance

California auto dealer bonds—what do they mean for your auto dealership?

You may have heard about surety bonds but aren’t really sure what they are… Many people get confused between bonds and insurance but although they appear similar they can have very different implications for both businesses and consumers. Below you’ll find everything you need to know to understand the difference between surety bonds and insurance. Continue reading “Surety Bonds vs. Insurance”

Things Every Business Needs To Know About Surety Bonds

Things every business needs to know about surety bonds

Surety bonds are used to manage the contract risk for construction projects, satisfy licensing requirements, and other applications. But what does that mean for your business? Learning the basics about surety bonds can help you understand why a surety bond would be required and how they work.

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5 Licenses that you didn’t know required a surety bond

 5 Licenses that you didn't know required a surety bond

If you’re planning to apply for a state license to operate your business you may be surprised to find out that you need a surety bond! In many cases these commercial bonds are required as part of the business license application process. We’ve picked out five of the less well-known bond types below:

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How Used Car Dealer Bonds will Change in 2017

How used car dealer bonds will change in 2017

If you’re a used car dealer in New York State your surety bonding requirements are about to change! Thanks to the New York Assembly Bill 8166 the state is about to bring in key changes that used car dealers need to be aware of. Although the bill passed in 2016, its influence will only begin on March 28, 2017, when the bill comes into effect.

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How Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds Work

How Motor Vehicle Dealer Bonds Work

Auto dealers are a big part of the transportation industry and our society at large, providing the bridge between auto manufacturers and consumers. This crucial part of our economy and culture carries with it a large responsibility, so auto dealers must adhere to local laws and regulations and follow ethical business practices. Motor vehicle dealer surety bonds provide assurances that dealers will behave legally and ethically.

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