Why Brokers?

Surety & Bonds

Surety & Bonds Guarantees to the oblige that the principal will fulfill an obligation or perform as required by the underlying contract.


Surety & Bonds in Thailand

What is Surety & Bonds?

Surety & Bonds, commonly known as surety bonds, is a type of insurance that involves a three-party agreement among the principal (the party performing an obligation), the oblige (the party to whom the obligation is owed), and the surety (the insurance company providing the bond). It is a financial guarantee that ensures the principal fulfills their contractual or legal obligations. If the principal fails to meet these obligations, the surety steps in to fulfill the terms of the bond.

Key components of Surety & Bonds include:

Bid Bonds: Ensures that a contractor who wins a bid on a project will execute the contract under the terms at which they bid.

Performance Bonds: Guarantees that a contractor will perform the work according to the terms of the contract. If the contractor fails, the surety may step in to ensure completion.

Payment Bonds: Guarantees that a contractor will pay subcontractors, laborers, and suppliers associated with the project.

License and Permit Bonds: Required by government agencies to obtain licenses or permits for certain professions or business activities.

Court Bonds: Includes various bonds required by the court, such as appeal bonds, injunction bonds, or fiduciary bonds.

Fidelity Bonds: Protects an organization against employee dishonesty, theft, or fraud.

Customs Bonds: Required by customs authorities for importers and other parties involved in international trade to ensure compliance with customs regulations.

Environmental Surety Bonds: Ensures compliance with environmental regulations and requirements for activities that may have an environmental impact.

Subdivision Bonds: Ensures that a developer will complete public infrastructure improvements in a subdivision project.

Supply Bonds: Guarantees that suppliers will deliver goods or materials as specified in a contract.

Surety & Bonds provides financial security and peace of mind to the oblige, assuring them that the contracted work will be completed according to the agreed-upon terms. It also helps contractors and businesses qualify for projects, obtain licenses, and demonstrate financial responsibility.

When a claim is made, the surety investigates to determine the validity of the claim. If the claim is valid and the principal has failed to fulfill their obligations, the surety may pay the oblige and then seek reimbursement from the principal.

Surety & Bonds plays a crucial role in various industries, facilitating business transactions, construction projects, and other contractual obligations by providing a financial guarantee of performance.

Things to consider with Surety & Bonds

When dealing with Surety & Bonds, there are several important considerations for both parties involved—contractors or principals seeking bonds and obliges requiring the bonds.

Here are key things to consider with Surety & Bonds:

For Contractors (Principals):

Financial Stability: Surety providers assess the financial stability of contractors. Maintaining a strong financial position improves the likelihood of obtaining favorable bond terms.

Track Record and Experience: A proven track record of successfully completing projects enhances a contractor’s credibility. Surety providers often consider experience and expertise when underwriting bonds.

Capacity and Limits: Evaluate the capacity and limits of the surety bond. Ensure that the bond amount aligns with the requirements of the project and that the contractor has the financial capacity to undertake the work.

Understanding Bond Terms: Clearly understand the terms and conditions of the bond. Be aware of the specific obligations and responsibilities outlined in the bond agreement.

Communication with Surety Provider: Maintain open communication with the surety provider. Inform them of any changes in the business, financial status, or upcoming projects that may impact bonding requirements.

Risk Management Practices: Implement strong risk management practices to minimize the likelihood of claims. Proactive risk management can positively influence bonding terms and premiums.

Timely Reporting: Promptly report any potential issues or claims to the surety provider. Timely reporting allows for swift resolution and may mitigate the impact on future bonding.

For Obliges (Project Owners, Government Agencies, etc.):

Choosing a Reputable Surety Provider: Work with reputable and financially stable surety providers. The financial strength of the surety is crucial for ensuring that obligations are met in the event of a claim.

Clarifying Bond Requirements: Clearly define the bond requirements in project contracts. Ensure that the bond terms align with the project’s needs and adhere to industry standards.

Checking Surety Capacity: Confirm that the surety has the capacity to issue the required bonds. Larger projects may require sureties with greater financial capabilities.

Understanding Bond Types: Different projects may require specific types of bonds (bid bonds, performance bonds, payment bonds). Understand the purpose of each bond type and how they collectively protect the oblige.

Reviewing Financial Documents: Evaluate the financial documents of contractors seeking bonds. This includes reviewing financial statements, credit reports, and other relevant information to assess the contractor’s financial stability.

Communication with Surety Provider: Maintain communication with the surety provider during the project. In case of concerns or issues, keeping the surety informed allows for proactive resolution.

Monitoring Project Progress: Regularly monitor the progress of the project to ensure that the contractor is meeting its obligations. Timely identification of potential issues can prevent delays and disputes.

Understanding Claim Procedures: Be familiar with the procedures for making a claim on the bond. Understanding the process ensures a smooth resolution in the event that the contractor fails to fulfill their obligations.

Both contractors and obliges benefit from a collaborative and transparent relationship with the surety provider. Clear communication, understanding of contractual obligations, and adherence to best practices in risk management contribute to the success of Surety & Bonds arrangements.




Let's talk...

We provide a responsive, personal service and would love to talk over coffee about your problem. We come to you so give us a call or tell us below how to get in touch with you:

Contact Form Demo

How can we help?

Insurance policies to cover all aspects of life, health, business. Individually developed around the needs of each client, business entity, industry and environment. Working on your behalf to deliver best in class insurance cover from the leading insurance providers.

Click on a policy below to explore:

A library of insurance policies for you and your family.

A suite of bespoke services developed around your business.

Tailored solutions formed for your environment.


Life & General insurance Services for Corporate, Commercial and Industrial clients.

Follow Us

Life & General insurance Services for Corporate, Commercial and Industrial clients.

Thailand Insurance Service Ltd, © 2022 | All Rights Reserved