Who needs the collection agency bond?
In the State of Wisconsin, collection agencies 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 218.04 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
What is the collection agency bond?
The collection agency 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.
All Wisconsin collection agency bonds expire on September 30th annually.
Business entities located in Wisconsin are required to file a bond in the amount of $25,000. Out-of-state business entities must obtain a $35,000 bond.
The Wisconsin collection agency bond is also known as: third-party debt collector bond, debt collector bond, consumer collection agency bond, and foreign agency bond.
What else do I need to obtain or renew my license?
The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions also requires applicants to submit the following documents with their application:
Not sure what else you might need to get licensed or renewed? Check out the requirements here!
I have everything I need. What now?
Collection agencies will submit the original signed and notarized bond form to the following address:
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
Licensed Financial Services Section, Suite 500
P.O. Box 8786
Madison, WI 53707-7876
The Licensed Financial Services Section can be reached by phone at (608) 261-7578.
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