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Cross-Selling Opportunities in Commercial Surety

This post is part of a series sponsored by Old Republic Surety. Cross-selling surety and commercial insurance makes marketing sense: Boosting your exit barriers increases your value. An insurance agent who can accommodate clients’ surety bond needs along with their …

Beware of Bond Fraud

This post is part of a series sponsored by Old Republic Surety. It’s fortunately rare, but when bond fraud happens, it can be devastating. As a bond producer developing a book of surety business, you must be vigilant in vetting …

Is It Possible to Cancel a Bond?

This post is part of a series sponsored by Old Republic Surety. It’s a question you may encounter: Can I cancel this bond? While canceling an insurance policy can be a simple process, cancelling a bond is more complicated, particularly …

Planning, the Pandemic and Price Increases

This post is part of a series sponsored by Old Republic Surety. Here’s valuable advice you can share with your construction clients, particularly those who require performance bonds. Although this article was written in 2021, its points will continue to …

Choosing a Bond Producer for the Long Run

This post is part of a series sponsored by Old Republic Surety. How do contractors evaluate their surety bond producers? Old Republic Surety Company offers guidance that you, as an independent surety bond agent who is looking to build your …

Market Your Agency to Build a Profitable Book of Surety Bond Business

This post is part of a series sponsored by Old Republic Surety. Do you want to build a book of surety business at your agency, but you’re not sure how to get started? Have you been selling surety bonds, but …

Direct Bill Versus Agency Bill

This post is part of a series sponsored by Old Republic Surety. If your independent agency has recently added surety to round out your product offerings, you may not realize that you have two billing options for each bond you …

Fast Facts about Fidelity Bonds and Public Official Bonds

This post is part of a series sponsored by Old Republic Surety. When do commercial or government entity clients require bonds rather than insurance? Does commercial crime coverage eliminate the need for a fidelity bond? What’s the difference between a …

The Relationship between You, Your Agent and Your Surety

This post is part of a series sponsored by Old Republic Surety. Commercial clients who are new to surety sometimes need help to understand the three-way relationship between their company, you (as their independent agent or broker) and the surety …

Commercial Surety 101: Why Contractors Need to Be Licensed and Bonded

This post is part of a series sponsored by Old Republic Surety. As you build a book of bond business to better serve your commercial clients, you’ll be surprised to learn how many need to be licensed and bonded. While …

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