Cannabis Industry Insights and Predictions for 2019

The cannabis industry in California is still fledgling, yet many are looking to get a piece of the booming legal marijuana market. From Humboldt County to San Diego, entrepreneurs and big businesses are facing off to claim their stake in the face of many regulatory and economic unknowns. In order to shine some light on what cannabis dispensary trends are taking flight, we reached out to several industry leaders and got their feedback on a range of dispensary-related issues. Continue reading “Cannabis Industry Insights and Predictions for 2019”

Phony Surety Bonds: Horror Stories and How to Spot Them

Faking surety bonds has been a favorite ploy by fraudsters all over the country. Whether they’re used to sell cars without a motor vehicle dealer bond or bid for contractor work with a phony performance bond, these tricks can spell disaster for unsuspecting project owners and customers alike. Let’s take a look at some examples from recent years of phony surety bond scams, and some tips on how to avoid falling for them. Continue reading “Phony Surety Bonds: Horror Stories and How to Spot Them”

New Mexico Announces Rise in Bond Amount for Operators of Oil, Gas and Services Wells

Oil and gas well operators in New Mexico are now subject to the new regulations outlined in Senate Bill 189, which amends the existing Oil and Gas Act. The bill, passed on February 14, 2018, establishes new requirements that well operators must meet to operate in any part of the state.

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New Licensing and Bonding Requirements for Pennsylvania Nonbank Mortgage Servicers

 

If you’re a nonbank mortgage loan servicer in Pennsylvania and not prepared for the new state licensing rules, you’ll need to get started soon! Governor Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania Senate Bill 751 into law back in December last year. The bill brings a number of new rules that nonbank mortgage servicers in Pennsylvania will need to follow to operate as mortgage providers in the state.

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How Insurance Agents Retain Clients By Referring Them To Surety Bond Agencies

While consumers often confuse insurance and surety bonds, agents understand that these products are very different, and each requires an agent with unique skills and experience to secure the best prices. As an insurance agent, it can seem counterintuitive to send your insurance clients elsewhere when they need help securing a surety bond, but you might be surprised to learn that referring your clients to a surety bond specialist can be good for business! Continue reading “How Insurance Agents Retain Clients By Referring Them To Surety Bond Agencies”