Who needs the debt collector bond?
In the State of Texas, third-party debt collectors are required to retain separate licenses and surety bonds for each business location (including any branch offices) in order to be in compliance with Section 392.101 of Texas Finance Code.
What is the debt collector bond?
The $10,000 third-party debt collector bond protects the party requesting the surety bond, the Obligee, against any financial losses as a result of poor financial choices, damages, unethical decisions, or a failure to adhere to state and local laws on the part of you, the Principal. By obtaining your bond, you are telling the Obligee that you can be trusted and that you stand by your business decisions.
The Texas third-party debt collector bond is also known as: debt collector bond, collection agency bond, consumer collection agency bond, and credit bureau bond.
What else do I need to obtain or renew my license?
Contact the Texas Secretary of State.
I have everything I need. What now?
Debt collectors will submit the original signed bond form to the following address:
Texas Secretary of State
P.O. Box 13550
Austin, TX 78711-3550
The Registrations Unit may be reached by phone at (512) 463-6906.
Get bonded within one business day!
Only Ashton Agency can provide you with:
Many companies offer the third-party debt collector bond, but by contacting the Ashton Agency, you can be sure you'll be getting the best price available, not to mention our stellar customer service and insider knowledge of the industry. We've been helping dealers get bonded for more than 45 years. Let us put that experience to work for you today!
Call us now at (800) 451-4854 for a free quote and we will contact you within 24 hours. We can assist you over the phone to ensure you receive your bond quickly and easily!
Don't have time to speak on the phone? Please fill out our easy online application and fax to (407) 678-2468. We can get you started right away!