What Is a Delaware Telemarketing Company Bond?
Telemarketing companies in Delaware need to register with the Director of the Consumer Protection Unit of the state Department of Justice. As a part of the process, you have to provide a telemarketing bond.
This type of surety bond protects the general public from unlawful activities that may be committed by legally operating telephone solicitors. Put simply, it ensures your legal compliance with applicable state and federal rules. A bond claim can provide a compensation to parties which suffer damages due to your actions as a telemarketer.
As all Delaware surety bonds, yours is also a three-party contractual agreement. The principal is your telemarketing business, which is required to get bonded. The Director of the Consumer Protection Unit is the obligee that sets the bonding requirement. Finally, the entity that provides the bonding is the surety.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who has to get a telemarketing company bond?
The Director of the Consumer Protection Unit of the Department of Justice is the authority overseeing the activity of telemarketers in Delaware. Any entity that wants to conduct operations as a telephonic seller needs a Delaware telemarketing company registration with this Unit, which requires posting a surety bond. The bond amount that you have to obtain is $50,000, which has to go together with your official registration application.
The bond must be active for the whole duration of your registration period, as well as for three years after you stop your telemarketing operations. The bond guarantees you will comply with all rules set in Chapter 25A, Title 6 of the Delaware Code.
How much does the bond cost?
The required bond amount for Delaware telemarketers is $50,000. Your bond premium is your actual cost, and it is often between 1% and 3% of the amount.
|Surety bond name||Surety bond amount||Above 700||Between 650-699||Between 600-649||Below 599|
|Delaware telemarketing company bond||$50,000||$375-$750||$500-$1,250||$1,250-$2,500||$2,500-$5,000|
A number of factors affect the surety bond cost you have to pay. Your personal credit score, business finances, assets and liquidity, and even professional experience play a role in its formulation. Your surety examines these criteria in order to assess how much risk bonding you presents. If you are seen as a stable candidate, you can expect a lower bond premium.
Can I obtain a bond if my finances are problematic?
If you are facing issues such as a low credit score, tax liens, bankruptcies, or civil judgements, it can be quite difficult to get bonded. Lance Surety Bonds has created its Bad Credit Surety Bonds program exactly for applicants like you.
This bonding option operates with premiums in the range of 5% to 10%. The higher rates are needed in order to compensate for the increased bonding risk. However, we are still able to offer you top prices due to our strong relations with a number of A-rated, T-listed surety companies.
How do I apply for my bond?
You can easily gain more knowledge about the functioning of surety bonds. Just visit our How to Get Bonded page for a detailed but easy-to-read overview.
Don’t hesitate to call us at (877) 514-5146 for any questions you might have about how bonding works, or how to complete your bonding application.
How does the bond claims process work?
Bond claims are a way for harmed parties to obtain a financial compensation from bonded individuals and businesses. If you fail to follow your obligations under the Delaware Code, or under federal do-not-call lists and other rules, you may end up with a claim. The maximum penal sum which claimants can seek is $50,000.
Initially, it may be your surety that takes over the claim payments. According to your bond indemnity agreement, however, you have to repay it fully. Since bonds are not protection for you, it is a good idea to stay away from potentially problematic situations that can lead to claims.