$35,000 South Carolina Broker Dealer Bond

Businesses are required to file a $35,000.00 bond with the State of South Carolina Securities Commissioner (the "Obligee") to activate their license. The bond protects the Obligee by transferring to a surety bond company the cost of ensuring the public is compensated for damages resulting from a licensed business breaking licensing laws.

Broker Dealer Bond

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How much does the South Carolina Broker Dealer bond cost?

South Carolina Broker Dealer bonds typically cost between $350 and $1,750 depending on the personal credit, license history, and experience of the business owners and the surety carrier issuing the bond.

Credit Premium Rate Bond Cost
1.00% $350
1.50% $525
3.00% $1050
3.75% $1,312.50
5.00% $1750

Is a Credit Check Required for South Carolina Broker Dealer Bonds?

Surety carriers will run a credit report as part of underwriting the bond because the business ultimately must reimburse the surety bond company for any claims made on the bond.

Why is the South Carolina Broker Dealer bond required?

Businesses are required to purchase and file a $35,000 bond with the State of South Carolina Securities Commissioner to activate their license. The bond protects the Obligee by transferring to a surety bond company the cost of ensuring the public is compensated for damages resulting from the failure of a licensed business complying with the provisions of licensing laws.

How does the South Carolina Broker Dealer bond work?

South Carolina Broker Dealer bonds must be issued by an insurance carrier admitted by the South Carolina Department of Insurance. The insurance company issuing any surety bond, such as the South Carolina Broker Dealer bond, will also be referred to as the "surety company" or the "bond company". The business is referred to as the Principal, the surety bond company as the Obligor and the State of South Carolina Securities Commissioner as the Obligee.

The surety company provides the Obligee a guarantee (the surety bond) that the customers, vendors and employees of a licensed business will receive payment for financial damages due to a violation of licensing law up the bond amount stated on the bond form ("penal sum"). The bond company also directly receives claims from the public and determines the validity of claims. Ultimately, the licensed business owners are responsible for their actions and required by law to reimburse the surety company for any payments made under the bond or face indefinite license suspension.