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Iowa Appraisal Management Company Surety Bond

Effective January 1st, 2017 the State of Iowa has begun the regulation of appraisal management companies. Among other licensing qualifications and requirements, an AMC must also post an Iowa appraisal management company surety bond. The Iowa Division of Banking is… Continue Reading →

Minnesota Investment Adviser Surety Bond

Minnesota statute (80A.41 Section 102) defines an “Investment adviser” as a “person that, for compensation, engages in the business of advising others, either directly or through publications or writings, as to the value of securities or the advisability of investing in, purchasing,… Continue Reading →

South Carolina Pawnbroker Bond Requirement is Now $15,000. ~ Surety One, Inc. Surety Bond MGA

For many years the state Pawnbroker Act has required a South Carolina pawnbroker bond, one of several requirements for licensing a pawn shop. Recent legislation has continued the suretyship requirement and increased the amount of bond. The state statute defines a… Continue Reading →

California Student Loan Servicer Surety Bond

On July 1st, 2018, the California Student Loan Servicing Act comes in to effect licensing financial professionals that service student loans. Per the statute the Act will “prohibit a person from engaging in the business of servicing a student loan in this state,… Continue Reading →

Pharmaceutical Drug Facility Surety Bond

Every business that engages in the wholesale distribution of prescription drugs including but not limited to manufacturing in the State of Mississippi or that sells or offers to sell drugs must register annually with the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy and provide the appropriate pharmaceutical drug… Continue Reading →

Kentucky Advance Deposit Wagering Provider Surety Bond

During a special meeting the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission promulgated new rules for 2017 licenses which include the additional requirement of a Kentucky Advance Deposit Wagering Provider Surety Bond. “Advance deposit account wagering” means a form of pari-mutuel betting in which… Continue Reading →

Vermont Consumer Litigation Funding Company Surety Bond

Effective May 24th, 2016, a license and a Vermont consumer litigation funding company surety bond are required of all prejudment purchasers of potential lawsuit awards. The statute defines litigation funding as, “a nonrecourse transaction in which a person provides personal expense funds… Continue Reading →

Surety Bond Required from Cryptocurrency Exchanges in New Hampshire

The State of New Hampshire has amended its laws regulating money transmitters to include virtual currencies. A money transmitter surety bond will now be required from cryptocurrency exchanges. Chapter 399 of New Hampshire Title XXXVI now defines, “Convertible virtual currency” as a… Continue Reading →

California Credit Services Organization Bond

In California, a credit repair specialist must follow mandatory registration protocols and file a California credit services organization bond in order to offer his or her services with the state. A “certificate of registration” is required of all market participants…. Continue Reading →

DMEPOS Surety Bond Requirements

Effective May 4th, 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Medicaid and Medicare Services instituted new protocols for obtaining billing privileges which included a DMEPOS surety bond. Pursuant to federal code §424.58, a DMEPOS supplier means a supplier of… Continue Reading →

New York Combative Sports License Surety Bond

Mixed martial arts and similar combative sports have now been legalized in New York. Pursuant to recently enacted Senate Bill 5949, a person applying for a license to conduct combative sports must provide a TWO combative sports surety bonds. The… Continue Reading →

Federal Professional Employer Organization Surety Bond Requirements Released

The Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014 requires the IRS to establish a voluntary certification program for professional employer organizations (PEOs). The Federal Register has published final and temporary regulations relating to certified professional employer organizations… Continue Reading →

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