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Escrow Funds Control 101 – Gary A Cardinale, President

Sometimes when a CPA statement is not available, a bond company may condition a bond with Escrow Funds Control. Escrow Funds Control is like you hiring a money manager for a specific project. You will [...]

Ways to obtain Surety Bonds in the Construction Industry By Carl N. Maranto II, Vice President of Masters Insurance Agency Group FL, Inc.

As all commerical contractors know it's a necessity to obtain surety bonding. We are seeing more and more jobs requiring bonding today. Public entities require bid and performance bonds for their projects and General Contractors [...]

2017 Changes to Used Car Dealer Bonds in New York by By Todd Bryant | December 16, 2016

Those in the business of selling used cars in the state of New York will need to comply with new surety bond requirements in the spring of 2017. The car dealer bond is part of [...]

The Evolving Market for Surety Bonds

Big changes at the state level make now a good time to evaluate your dealer bond costs and requirements. May 2017, F&I and Showroom - Feature by Jason O'Leary The commercial surety bond market experienced [...]

The Three Things You Need To Know About Performance Bonds By Duke Revard

#1: What is a Performance Bond? A Performance Bond is a surety bond guaranteeing a contractor will complete a project according to the term delineated in the contract. Performance Bonds offer a protection to taxpayers, [...]

CPAs can help contractors develop sound succession plans By Kathy Hoffman

The number one issue construction contracting companies will face over the next 10 to 20 years is succession planning, according to accounting firm BKD, LLP. As the amount of wealth in the nation transfers generations, [...]

Squeezing The Turnip: FIDELITY AND SURETY BOND SUBROGATION BY GARY L. WICKERT, MATIHIESEN, WICKERT & LEHRER, S.C. HARTFORD, WISCONSIN

Every day, millions of dollars in claims are paid on surety and fidelity bond payments. Despite this, subrogation in this area remains mired in obscurity and confusion, and claims handlers rarely consider the positive effects [...]

Shifting The Risk Of Owner Non-Payment and Its Effect on The Surety – By: G. Scott Walters

IT IS A truism that construction is a risky business. Construction contracting is an exercise in dealing with these inherent risks. One common way involves allocating these risks among the various project delivery team members. [...]

What Surety Professionals and Their Contractors Should Know: Liability Under the False Claims Act – By: W. Barron A. Avery & William B. O’Reilly

OVER THE PAST year, Surety Bond Quarterly has featured a series of articles devoted to select areas of federal contract compliance that are often overlooked by contractors but that are of the utmost importance to [...]