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A surety bond is a financial agreement involving three parties: the principal, the obligee, and the surety. It serves as a guarantee that the principal will fulfill specific obligations. In essence, it’s a form of risk management.
Principal: The entity obligated to fulfill certain tasks, often a contractor or business.
Obligee: The party requiring the bond, typically a government agency, project owner, or entity seeking assurance.
Surety: A third party, usually an insurance or bonding company, providing a financial guarantee. If the principal fails, the surety covers losses for the obligee.
Common types include bid bonds (ensures bid commitment), performance bonds (guarantees project completion), payment bonds (ensures payment to associated parties), and license/permit bonds (required for regulatory compliance).
Surety bonds instill confidence, protecting parties from non-performance risks. They are crucial in construction, licensing, and other industries, offering financial security and promoting trust in various transactions.
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