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Texas Adds Exemptions to Texas SAFE Act Licensing Requirements

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Texas has amended its provisions relating to exemptions from the applicability of the Texas SAFE Act for certain nonprofit organizations and their residential mortgage loan originators (MLOs). Under the amendment, a nonprofit...more

Maine Adopts New National SAFE MLO Test with Uniform State Component

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Maine is the latest state to announce that it will be adopting the new National SAFE Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) Test with the Uniform State Test (UST) component. The Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection (the Bureau)...more

CFPB issues guidance on Uniform State Test for mortgage loan originators

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The CFPB has issued guidance that provides states may use the Uniform State Test (UST) developed by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (NMLSR) to satisfy the testing requirement of the Secure and Fair...more

CFPB Adopts Rules To Prevent Loan Originators From Steering Consumers Into Risky Mortgages

The CFPB has issued rules to prevent mortgage lenders from steering borrowers into risky and high-cost loans. According to the CFPB, the rules ban certain incentives that loan originators had to sell unsafe loans to consumers...more

Many States Switching to Uniform MLO Test

by Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP on

In 2013, three New England states will no longer require the state-specific test component for licensing mortgage loan originators (MLOs) due to the implementation of the new National SAFE MLO Test with a uniform state...more

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