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D.C. Adds Student Loan Servicer License to NMLS

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On August 10, 2017, the District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking started accepting applications and transition fillings for the Student Loan Servicer License and Student Loan Servicer Branch...more

Tennessee Adds Title Pledge Lender License to NMLS

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On August 1, 2017, the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions started accepting new applications and transition fillings for the Title Pledge Lender License and Title Pledge Lender Branch License on NMLS....more

Maryland Adds Consumer Finance, Debt-Related, and Money Services Business Licenses to NMLS

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On August 1, 2017, the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation started accepting new applications and transition fillings for the following licenses on NMLS...more

New York Added Money Transmitter License to NMLS

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On July 1, 2017, NMLS started receiving new applications for the NYDFS Money Tranmistter License and transition fillings on NMLS....more

Montana Revises Licensing Provisions

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The Montana Department of Administration has amended its regulations regarding mortgage broker and loan originator licensing, including, but not limited to, the following...more

Maryland and Washington Converting to Electronic Surety Bonds on NMLS

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On August 1, 2017, the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation will start using the new Electronic Surety Bond (ESB) through NMLS....more

Did You Know?

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

NMLS Release 2017.2.1 - The NMLS Release 2017.2.1 has been targeted for July 24, 2017. ...more

Mortgage Banking Update: Did You Know?

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Arizona Adds Consumer Finance and Debt-Related Licenses to NMLS - On July 1, the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions will start receiving new applications for the following licenses on NMLS...more

Did You Know? NMLS Release 2017.2

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

NMLS Release 2017.2 will include the following updates, including, but not limited to, the following: - Addition of the “Returned to Surety by Regulator” functionality - Updates to the MSB Call Report -...more

New York DFS announces expanded use of NMLS

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced last week that it is migrating the administration of its non-mortgage related licenses to the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS), joining more than 60...more

Vision 2020: an alternative to an OCC fintech charter?

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On May 10, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) announced a series of initiatives (branded as Vision 2020) designed to modernize state regulation of non-banks. The announcement specifically calls out financial...more

Announcement of new reporting tool for money service businesses by state regulators highlights fintech companies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors issued a press release this week in which it announced the April 1 release of a new tool within the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS) to streamline reporting by money...more

Additional State Agencies Jump on the ESB Bandwagon

NMLS recently announced that twelve additional state agencies (with 44 license types) would jump on the Electronic Surety Bond (ESB) bandwagon as of January 23, 2017. These additions bring the total number of agencies using...more

Is Your Data Ready to Move to a Uniform Report Submission? NMLS MSB Call Report Adopted for 22 Licenses as of January 1st

Seventeen state agencies, affecting 22 license types, have currently committed to adopt the NMLS MSB Call report for Q1 2017 reporting. The NMLS MSB Call Report applies to licensees who conduct the following activities: money...more

Don’t Get Caught By Surprise: NMLS Adds New Requirements in Connection with Renewal

If a company is keeping its Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS) record current, the renewal season should be a relatively painless exercise in fee collection. However, in addition to the normal renewal housekeeping...more

CFPB Solicits Information On Registration System For Nonbanks

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In a Request for Information (RFI) posted on the Federal Business Opportunity website last month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) solicited information from vendors so it can "better understand current,...more

Florida to Streamline Testing Requirements for Mortgage Loan Originator Licensure

by BakerHostetler on

On August 16, Florida announced via the National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) Resource Center that it was adopting the Uniform State Test (UST) for mortgage loan originators. With this announcement, the Florida Office of...more

NMLS Release 2016.1.2 Targeted for May 2, 2016

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

NMLS Release 2016.1.2 Targeted for May 2, 2016 - NMLS Release 2016.1.2 is targeted for delivery on May 2, 2016. The release contains general enhancements and system maintenance updates. For example, the MU2 section of...more

NMLS MCR Enhancements

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

NMLS MCR Enhancements - Changes have been made to the NMLS Mortgage Call Report (MCR) which have been reflected as of April 1, 2016. The changes will affect the Residential Mortgage Loan Activity (RMLA) and the...more

Transitional Authority Bill Passes House Committee Unanimously

by BakerHostetler on

The House Financial Services Committee unanimously approved a bill that would enable registered mortgage loan originators to move from a depository mortgage lender to a state-licensed mortgage lender almost immediately. This...more

HNMLS Issues 8th SRR Annual Report

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The NMLS issued the 2015 State Regulatory Registry (SRR) Annual Report on February 17, 2016. The Report provides 2015 highlights, including how the National Test with Uniform State Content (UST) was adopted by four additional...more

NMLS Release 2016.1

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

NMLS Release 2016.1 is targeted for January 25, 2016. The release includes functionality for surety companies and surety bond producers to request an account within NMLS and establish business associations, enhancements to...more

NMLS Renewal Period Starts Now

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The annual NMLS renewal period for 2016 started on November 1, 2015, and ends on December 31, 2015. State regulators are encouraging licensees to renew their licenses early. Renewal applications are available online. In...more

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors Adopts Model Regulatory Framework for Virtual-Currency Businesses

by Morgan Lewis on

Addressing regulatory concerns pertaining to consumer protection, market stability, and law enforcement, the Framework expands on the CSBS draft framework released in December 2014. The Conference of State Bank...more

Connecticut Adds New Licenses to NMLS

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The Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) is now accepting new applications and transition filings for new industry licenses for the Connecticut Department of Banking (Department). The Department is requiring companies...more

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