The Illinois Division of Financial Institutions, Consumer Credit Section, licenses, charters, and examines financial products and services in the state. This includes Debt Management Services, which help plan and manage the financial affairs for a debtor for a fee.
Debt Management Services in Illinois must be licensed, and a part of licensing includes obtaining a $25,000 surety bond.
Applications for an Illinois Debt Management Service are made through the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS).
A debt management license authorizes the business of debt management services and credit counseling. If a business owner has more than one location, they will need a license for each separate location. Licenses expire on Jan. 1 if not renewed.
A surety bond of at least $25,000 is required. The Secretary of State may require an additional amount based on the amount of disbursements made by the licensee in the previous year.
A debt management servicer must faithfully abide by the provisions of the Debt Management Services Act and all rules, regulations and directions made by the Secretary of State. They may not advertise false, misleading, or deceptive statements with regards to rates, terms or conditions of the services. A claim can be made on the bond for any violations.
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A licensee must demonstrate financial responsibility, experience, and good character.
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