Trading in the SME Sector: Why Transparency is Key
With 30 million SMEs in the US, it’s not hard to see how a lack of transparency could inhibit trade and even cause the collapse of certain sectors. Fortunately, there are credit insurers to support ongoing trade and bring transparency.
In this interview, Paul explains the surety team’s processes and operations in Canada and his current outlook for the surety industry in 2021. He also describes why Euler Hermes should be the surety partner of choice in Canada. Read on to get to know Paul’s perspective.
COVID-19: Contract Clauses Construction Contractors Should Know
For construction contractors, the impacts of the coronavirus crisis will be felt long after the quarantine is lifted. Here are a few simple steps to minimize the impacts from our Surety Legal Counsel, Rob Duke.
A concurring opinion in the case agreed with this principle, but used its opinion to suggest that a surety that remedies a default by some other means (other than a takeover agreement) should have standing under the Contract Disputes Act.
MTA Debarment Regulations Create Risks for Contractors
On June 5, 2019, the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (“MTA”) issued regulations on an emergency basis that implement a harsh debarment framework that was established by statute, section 1279-h Public Authorities Law.
As surety bond professionals, we are in the risk business. A critical factor in the success of a surety company or a bond producer is properly assessing and managing the risk associated with a surety bond. Legal issues and risk are inseparable.
Surety is one of the few businesses where the product we sell - the bond - is exactly the same for all companies. People are a key differentiator. As our customers are becoming more diverse, the surety industry is challenged to increase diversity. Otherwise, we will be left behind.