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171. HOW TO Replace an ILOC with a Subdivision Bond

 

The Land Developer’s money is tied up because an ILOC* was used to secure the township instead of a Subdivision Bond. It’s not too late to fix this critical error! (Why an error?)

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Have your insurance agent contact us or the land developer can call us directly to start the process.
  2. We’ll get to know you and find out about the project.
  3. We approve the bond, and normally no collateral (security deposit) is required!
  4. Contact the planning board and request permission to replace the ILOC with a Subdivision Bond.
  5. We issue the bond. The developer’s ILOC, and the funds that back it are released!!

It’s just that simple…

Let’s go! Call FIA Surety: 973-541-3417

FIA Surety / First Indemnity of America Insurance Company, Morris Plains, NJ

We are currently licensed in: NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, WV, TN,  FL, GA, AL, OK, TX

*Irrevocable Letter of Credit issued by bank

 

 

Surety Bonds: An Irish Tale “Lynch the ILOC Slayer”

There once came a Irish warrior from a family of mariners.  He lived in an ancient time, a time of struggle. (Celtic music)

   Gaelic nobles were the landowners of this era.  It was their mission to develop and improve the region by use of their special skills.  But an impediment arose.  The ILOCs came to prey on them – savaging the noble’s efforts to expand their estates.
   And so Lynch was summoned home from the sea.  The storied fighter donned his battle gear and the hunt commenced.  He pursued the ILOCs from the Hill of Tara to Newgrange.  He brought them destruction.
   Some nobles were in the clutches of the ILOCs, no hope of escape. Lynch’s iron spear came to bear, vanquishing the oppressors!
   The nobles flourished under the protection of Lynch’s shield – and a defense against future ILOC attack was mounted.
Thus is the Irish tale of “Lynch the ILOC Slayer!”
Is this a true story?  Could it be based on fact?  Find the answer here in one week.

FIA Surety / First Indemnity of America Insurance Company, Morris Plains, NJ

We are currently licensed in: NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, WV, TN,  FL, GA, AL, OK, TX

Increased Production

Ever wonder why a surety bond underwriter asks you for new business?

  • Is it because they are nosy and want to gauge your agency strength?
  • Does the surety has a loss ratio problem?
  • Has poor customer service caused the underwriter to fall short of goals?
  • Or maybe the underwriter has a sincere interest in deepening your relationship for mutual benefit.

FIA has been writing Site/Subdivision, Bid and Performance Bonds for over 40 years.  We are “A” Rated and having an excellent 2020!

“Can we help you with any new business?”

Call: 856-304-7348

FIA Surety / First Indemnity of America Insurance Company, Morris Plains, NJ

We are currently licensed in: NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, WV, TN,  FL, GA, AL, OK, TX

Bnods? Bonsd? You can’t even spell “Bonds!”

Maybe you don’t need to be a super expert on Surety Bonds. But you don’t want to be intimidated by the word either…

You can fix that now with our FREE CE program! FIA Surety is a bonding company that has specialized in Site, Subdivision and Contract surety since 1979. We’re also an approved Continuing Education provider.

It’s not too late to register for our 10/1/20 free webinar worth 3 CE credits in NJ, PA, SC,FL, TX and TN. The subject is Understanding Site and Subdivision Bonds.

The 11/2/20 class is on Bonding Basics – fun for all!

Don’t miss out. Learn how to spell B-O-N-D-S and more. The classes are a free service of FIA Surety. No exam. Take the Zoom class from your home or office computer.

Learn more and register now.

FIA Surety / First Indemnity of America Insurance Company, Morris Plains, NJ

We are currently licensed in: NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, WV, TN,  FL, GA, AL, OK, TX

Changing Horses: Site & Subdivision Bonds #169

Abe Lincoln said it.  And it’s mostly true.  But here is one time when it really does make sense to “Change Horses In Mid-Stream!”

When Developers and Home Builders start a new project, they give security to the city or township guaranteeing the construction of public improvements (streets, curbs, lights, water, sewer, etc.) The security may be in the form of cash, a bank issued irrevocable letter of credit (ILOC), or a surety bond.

They’re all the same to the township, but there are huge differences for the contractor. The most obvious is the loss of use of their funds. How long will the money be tied up? It can take much longer than expected to get these obligations released (the township is in no hurry!)

If a dispute arises and cash or an ILOC was used, the township just takes the contractor’s money.  It’s all over.  With a surety bond, there is a discovery process through the claims department.  The contractor has input and may affect the outcome.

So, back to the horses.  For clients that have already posted cash or an ILOC, they can swap it out with a surety bond!  Get their money back. Gain more control. Protect company assets.  Put the cash to good use!

How to start? Call FIA Surety.  Since 1979, we have been a steady provider of site and subdivision bonds.  We do little $20,000 site bonds for commercial property owners and have written multi-multi million dollar subdivision projects.  Come to the experts to swap in a surety bond, or to write a new project. We get them done!

Read expert analysis: Why Surety Bonds are the way to go here.

Call FIA Surety: 973-541-3417

FIA Surety / First Indemnity of America Insurance Company, Morris Plains, NJ

We are currently licensed in: NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, WV, TN,  FL, GA, AL, OK, TX

 

Get to know FIA Surety: Patrick Lynch Jr.

Egyptian Proverb: “The Boat That Has Two Captains Sinks.”

We can assure you; FIA Surety is stable and doing great – but we do have two Captains!  Read more:

Pat Lynch Jr. was born in Union NJ and studied culinary arts in high school. He worked in restaurants and was a catering manager.  His meteoric rise in the culinary world was tragically cut short when he realized he is allergic to carrots! Not wanting to give up every Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving may have also played a role…

After graduating, Pat joined the company performing light construction at FIA’s new offices and later assuming an underwriting position under the guidance of his dad, Patrick Lynch Sr.

Over the course of 20 years, Pat has distinguished himself as an expert relationship manager.  His underwriting responsibilities place him in close contact with our agents and principals.  He has been uniquely successful in nurturing agency relations and has consulted with many of our clients to help them resolve problems and grow their businesses.

“We are a surety that works to solve problems and give clients a path forward.”

This positive attitude helps our clients and our company!

3 years ago, Pat was promoted to VP of Underwriting and Bond Manager. He is also president of ABSCO LTD. Inc. the holding company for FIA.  His expanded responsibilities are balanced out with his outdoor activities.  These include ATV riding and fishing.  Pat, like his dad Pat Sr., is a licensed sea captain.  Their forte is deep sea fishing 100 miles out on the continental shelf.  Pat looks to fight 500-pound tuna on these excursions!

At FIA Surety, we have two captains, but only one commander of the ship.  With the able-bodied help of Pat Jr., Pat Sr. has managed the company with a steady hand since 1979.

Pat Jr. specializes in Site and Subdivision bonds.  If you need one, call him directly at: (973) 541-3403

FIA Surety / First Indemnity of America Insurance Company

We are currently licensed in: NJ, PA, DE, MD, VA, NC, SC, WV, TN,  FL, GA, AL, OK, TX