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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 10. Finance And Financial Institutions
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 230. Debt Settlement Services Providers

10VAC5-230-20. Bond coverage.

A. Pursuant to § 6.2-2029 of the Code of Virginia, a surety bond shall be filed with the commissioner and continuously maintained thereafter in full force by each licensee. The form of the bond shall be prescribed and provided by the commissioner. The bond amount required for initial licensure shall be at least $25,000. After initial licensure, the bond amount required may be adjusted annually based on the volume of debt settlement services agreements maintained by a licensee during the preceding calendar year and any other factors deemed pertinent by the commissioner.

B. If a person has filed a surety bond with the commissioner, the bond shall be retained by the commissioner notwithstanding the occurrence of any of the following events:

1. The person's application for a license is withdrawn or denied;

2. The person's license is surrendered, suspended, or revoked; or

3. The person ceases engaging in the business of providing or offering to provide debt settlement services.

C. A licensee shall continuously maintain at least $50,000 in fidelity bond coverage.

Statutory Authority

§§ 6.2-2039 and 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 8, eff. December 15, 2021.

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