What is a Nebraska Credit Service Organization Surety Bond?
Credit service organizations (CSOs) refers to anyone who sells, provides or performs any of the following services in exchange for payment:
- Improving a buyer’s credit record, history or rating
- Obtaining an extension of credit for a buyer
- Providing advice or assistance to a buyer in regards to any of the above items
Before conducting business in the State of Nebraska, credit service organizations must register with the Secretary of State. A surety bond in the amount of $100,000 is A required condition of that registration.
How does a Nebraska Credit Service Organization Surety Bond work?
Nebraska Credit Service Organization Surety Bonds guarantee that the CSO complies with all regulations in the Credit Services Organization Act and protects consumers who are damaged by the unlawful actions of the CSO. If the CSO does not comply with these terms, a claim can be filed with the surety company. If the claim is valid, the surety will pay up to the penal sum of the bond to resolve the claim. The CSO is then required to reimburse the surety for all monies paid out, including any attorney fees incurred.
What are the terms of the bond?
Nebraska Credit Service Organization Surety Bonds are filed with the Nebraska Secretary of State and are renewed on an annual basis with a continuation certificate. The bond must be maintained until 2 years after the CSO ceases business operations in the state. The aggregate liability of the surety will not exceed the penal sum of the bond in any event.
How do I get a Nebraska Credit Service Organization Surety Bond?
The first step is to complete our quick online application for your free bond quote. Submission takes only five minutes, and our underwriting staff will be in contact with you within a couple of hours your pricing.
After you receive approval, you must sign an indemnity agreement with the surety and provide payment for your bond premium. In most cases, we can issue bonds the same day we receive your signed documents and payment.
How much does a Nebraska Credit Service Organization Surety Bond Cost?
Nebraska Credit Service Organization Surety Bonds are subject to underwriting and the price you will pay depends on a review of your personal credit report. Pacific Surety is proud to offer a variety of approvals, regardless of credit, with rates starting at $1,000 annually for well-qualified applicants. It typically takes just a few hours from quote to issuance of the bond, and we have the ability to beat any competitors pricing. If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact our knowledgeable underwriting staff.
- Nebraska Secretary of State – Credit Services Organizations
- Nebraska Revised Statute 45-801 to 45-815 – Credit Services Organization Act
- Nebraska Credit Services Organization Registration Form
- Nebraska Credit Services Organization Bond Form
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