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Montana Mortgage Broker Independent Contractor Entity Bond

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Mortgage Brokers, Servicers, Lenders and Mortgage Broker Independent Contractor Entities in Montana are required to apply for a license through the National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) and file a Montana Mortgage Broker Independent Contractor Entity Surety Bond as a condition of licensure.

Surety Bond Requirements:

A surety bond is required for independent contractors. The surety bond amount is based on the volume of loans written:

  • New businesses with no prior history = $50,000 Bond
  • Loan volume of $50 million and under per year = $25,000 Bond
  • Loan volume of $50 million to $100 million per year = $50,000 Bond
  • Loan volume of more than $100 million per year = $100,000 Bond

  • Bonds will be uploaded electronically into the NMLS ESB system by the surety company.

    Licensing Requirements:

    1. Complete the application and pay the license, NMLS processing, credit report and FBI criminal background check fees.
    2. Applicants, executive officers, direct owners and indirect owners with at least a 10% interest in the company are required to have a FBI criminal background check.
    3. Provide the following: a business plan, organizational chart, management chart, and a Certificate of Authority or Good Standing Certificate (if applicable).
    4. Applicants that will be using a dba or trade name must register with the Montana Secretary of State and obtain a "Certificate of Registration of Assumed Business Name".
    5. If any of the disclosure statements were answered "yes," provide an explanation and supporting back-up for each.
    6. Provide a copy of formation documents if the business is a partnership, limited liability company or corporation, unincorporated association, not for profit corporation, trust or sole proprietor if using a dba name.
    7. Licenses and surety bonds must be renewed annually.

    How Much Will This Bond Cost?

    The premium that you pay for a Montana Mortgage Broker Independent Contractor Entity Surety Bond is dependent on credit and the bond amount required. Bond amounts over $50,000 require business and personal financial statements.

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    Check out our FAQ page. Should you need or choose to buy a surety bond, 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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