Presentation on theme: "INFORMED DECISIONS SURETY BONDS OR BANK LETTERS OF CREDIT 2013."— Presentation transcript:
INFORMED DECISIONS SURETY BONDS OR BANK LETTERS OF CREDIT 2013
What Is A Surety Bond? Underwriter Producer Contractor
Three Types of Bonds Bid Performance Payment
What Are Bank Letters of Credit? Cash guarantee to owner Called on demand Payment to owner & loan for contractor No guarantee of project completion Irrevocable
Prequalification Surety Bonds Capital Capacity Character Letters of Credit Single focus Quality & liquidity of collateral
Borrowing Capacity Surety Bonds Issued on unsecured basis Does not diminish borrowing capacity Credit enhancement Letters of Credit Assets used as collateral Diminish existing line of credit Can affect cash flow
Duration Surety Bonds Duration of contract Maintenance period Letters of Credit Date specific “Evergreen” clauses
How to Obtain Surety Bonds Issued through surety bond producers Letters of Credit Issued through banking or lending institution
Cost Surety Bonds 0.5%-2% of contract price Includes performance, payment & warranty Letters of Credit 1% of contract amount covered by LOC times number of years of contract
Coverage Surety Bonds 100% performance 100% payment 100% warranty (typical) Letters of Credit Typically 10% of contract No protection for unpaid subs
Claims Surety Bonds Surety investigates claim of default Surety’s options Surety pays rightful claims of certain parties
Claims Surety Bonds Surety investigates claim of default Surety’s options Surety pays rightful claims of certain parties Letters of Credit Payable on demand Owner determines validity of claims by subs & suppliers
Conclusion Informed decisions on risk management
For More Information Surety Information Office (SIO) www.sio.org | email@example.com SIO is a joint initiative of The Surety & Fidelity Association of America (SFAA) and National Association of Surety Bond Producers (NASBP).
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