The State of Arkansas Securities Department administers through the National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS), the licensing of mortgage brokers, mortgage servicers and mortgage bankers. The Arkansas Rules of the Fair Mortgage Lending Act defines the requirements for a mortgage broker license, a mortgage servicer license or mortgage banker license. Mortgage servicers are required to obtain a license and a surety bond prior to offering any mortgage related services. The surety bond ensures compliance of state and federal laws and faithful performance of duties.
Obtain a minimum $100,000 surety bond. The name of the principal must match the full legal name of the applicant including any DBA or Trade Name. A $150,000 surety bond is required if the total amount of originated or funded mortgage loans that are secured by real property exceed $10,000,000 but not more than $25,000,000 during the prior calendar year. A $200,000 surety bond is required if the combined amount of originated or funded mortgage loans that are secured by real property exceed $25,000,000 during the prior calendar year. Surety bond increases must be completed by March 31st of each year and the bond renews annually.
The premium that you pay for an Arkansas Mortgage Servicer Surety Bond is dependent on credit and personal financial statements. Premiums start at .75% of the bond amount with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific situation.
Arkansas mortgage servicers are required to have a licensed loan officer at each licensed location. Get more information on Arkansas' New Application Checklist here.
Check out our FAQ page or What’s a Surety Bond? page. Should you need or choose to buy a surety bond, call us first. SuretyGroup.com has been underwriting surety bonds throughout the U.S. for more than 35 years. When you work with us, you enjoy the unique benefit of dealing with a team of highly experienced surety agents with in-house underwriting authority. This allows you to receive competitive, low rates, quick approvals, and immediate bond delivery. In most cases, your bond will be delivered within 24 hours after you apply for it.
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