How much does a collection agency bond cost in Arkansas?
The required amount of an Arkansas collection agency bond is based on the number of debt collectors the agency employs. Agencies with 5 collectors or fewer are required to post a $10,000 bond. Agencies with 6-12 collectors must post a $20,000 bond. Agencies with 13 or more collectors must post a $25,000 bond.
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Why do I need this bond?
Collection agency bonds in Arkansas hold the principal (collection agency) accountable for conducting business ethically and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Arkansas State Board of Collection Agencies. Violations include:
- communicating improperly with a debtor
- failing to maintain a valid license
- falsifying statements
- harassing debtors
What’s the fine print?
Arkansas collection agency bonds are continuous until the surety decides to cancel the bond. To cancel the bond, the surety must send a written cancellation to the Arkansas State Board of Collection Agencies 30 days prior to the termination date.
How to become a collection agency in Arkansas
All applicants applying for a collection agency license must submit their applications to the State Board of Collection Agencies. A completed application includes:
- the addresses and names of all officers of the agency
- a proposed manager information form
- a surety bond in the proper amount
- required fees ($125 license fee, $15 for each manager, $20 for each collector)
- proof of collection business experience
- character and business references
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Collection Agency Bonds Nationwide
Many collection agencies operate in multiple states, meaning they may be required to have multiple surety bonds. Get more information about other states’ collection agency bond requirements by selecting a state on the map below.
Or, choose your state from the list below:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Washington D.C.
- West Virginia