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Residential Mortgage Loan Originators in Utah whom are individuals or independent originators that receive payment or are compensated for taking residential mortgage loan applications or negotiates a residential mortgage loan are required to have a license and obtain a surety bond. The surety bond ensures compliance of state laws and ethical business practices.

Surety Bond and License Requirements:

  1. Applicants can apply for a license through the National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS).
  2. Complete the pre-licensure education and pass the SAFE test.
  3. Complete the application and pay the NMLS processing fee, the license/registration fee, credit report fee and FBI criminal background check fee.
  4. If any responses to the disclosure statements were answered “yes,” provide an explanation and back-up documentation for each.
  5. Obtain a surety bond based on the dollar amount of loans originated:
  • Up to $5 million = $12,500 Surety Bond
  • $5 million to $15 million = $25,000 Surety Bond
  • Over $15 million = $50,000 Surety Bond
  • Optional Surety Bonds:

    Business entities are not required to have a surety bond but they may elect to provide a surety bond on behalf of the Mortgage Loan Originators working exclusively for the business.

    The bond amount is based on the dollar amount of loans originated within the business:

    Up to $10 million = $25,000 Surety Bond

    $10 million to $30 million = $50,000 Surety Bond

    Over $30 million = $100,000 Surety Bond

    The original surety bond must be mailed directly (not through NMLS) to the Utah Department of Financial Institutions. P.O. Box 146800, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6800.

    How Much Will a Utah Loan Originator Bond Cost?

    The premium that you pay for a Utah Mortgage Loan Originator Surety Bond is dependent on credit and the bond amount required. Entities that opt to obtain a bond may be required to provide personal and business financial statements due to the higher bond amounts recommended. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific situation.

    Related Links:

    Utah Mortgage Loan Originator Information
    Utah NMLS Mortgage Loan Originator License

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