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Arkansas Collection Agency Bond

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.

SuretyBonds.com can issue Arkansas agency bonds in the amount of $10,000 for just $100 without the need of a credit check. This means that agencies with 5 or fewer employees can get bonded instantly! If your required bond amount is greater than $10,000, the price you’ll pay will be subject to underwriting. The experts at SuretyBonds.com work hard to make sure that all applicants get the bonds they need for the lowest possible rates.

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Bond Type Bond Amount Cost*
$10,000 Collection Agency Bond 1-5 Collectors $10,000 $100 Apply Now
$20,000 Collection Agency Bond 6-12 Collectors $20,000 Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
$25,000 Collection Agency Bond 13+ Collectors $25,000 Subject to Underwriting Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

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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

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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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Additional Resources

Arkansas State Board of Collection Agencies

State of Arkansas State Board of Collection Agencies Rules and Regulations

Arkansas Code Annotated Collection Agencies

Surety Bond State of Arkansas State Board of Collection Agencies form

Instructions for Collection Agency License Application

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