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A surety bond is a three-party written agreement by which one party (the surety) guarantees another party (the obligee) that a third party (the principal) will perform according to the bond, statute, contract or other obligation.
Merchants Bonding Company’s Claims Department is dedicated to serving you throughout the claims process. We pride ourselves on our common sense and proactive approach to handling claims.
For more than 80 years, Merchants Bonding Company has honed its expertise in providing contract and commercial surety bonds, offering first-class service and a common sense underwriting approach.
Merchants Bonding Company has a stable business philosophy, a family work environment and a focus on making a difference in the community. Our tradition is to work hard, provide service that is second-to-none and demonstrate to our employees that we value their efforts.
Merchants Bonding Company is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, with branch offices located throughout the United States to best serve our surety partners and clients.
Merchants Bonding Company is proud to announce that three of our talented summer interns each earned a $5,000 scholarship through the SFAA’s Surety and Fidelity Intern and… read more
Merchants Bonding Foundation took big steps toward our giving goals for the year, including a $15,000 donation to the Great Outdoors Foundation, part of an overall pledge… read more
Agent satisfaction is at an all time high! Every three years we survey our agent partners to benchmark our performance in a number of areas. … read more
Finding surety-specific educational resources can be a challenge. To satisfy that need, we created Merchants University. The program is an extension of one of our core… read more
Ongoing issues in the supply chain demand new strategies from contractors as they battle shortages, extraordinarily long lead times, and skyrocketing prices. Contracts can… read more
With a massive 350 billion dollars of investment on the horizon from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), how do you support small and emerging contractors,… read more
55 different non-profit organizations received nearly $100,000 from the Merchants Bonding Company Foundation through June of this year. The organizations represent a wide… read more
Technology is a major driving force in the evolution of the surety industry, and Merchants Bonding Company is committed to using it to provide our partners with valuable… read more
Contractors are now recognizing the shortage of skilled labor as their biggest problem. Inflation and supply problems, most believe, are temporary and can be overcome. Not… read more