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Vermont's Department of Financial Regulation regulates and monitors the financial stability of the state's financial service providers. The Department works to protect consumers against unfair and unlawful business practices by enforcing laws and regulations. One of the businesses that the Division regulates is loan solicitation.

A loan solicitor is a company or person who offers solicitation services such as: solicits, brokers, directly or indirectly arranges, places or finds a loan for a prospective Vermont borrower. Loan solicitors in Vermont need to be licensed and have a surety bond on file. The license does not include engaging in the business of making loans.

Each branch location needs a separate license and must submit a Branch Form (MU3) application through the NMLS.

Obligee and Surety Bond

The Department of Financial Regulation in Vermont is the obligee that requires loan solicitors to obtain a surety bond in the amount of $25,000. The surety (the company that issues the surety bond) the bond is issued through will upload the surety bond into NMLS on behalf of the applicant.

License Requirements

Activities authorized under this license include lead generation, commercial mortgage brokering or lending, and consumer loan brokering.

License Application Fees:

  • Vermont License/Registration Fee $500
  • Vermont Application Fee $500
  • NMLS Initial Processing Fee $100
  • Credit Report for MU2 Individual $15 per person
  • FBI Criminal Background Check for MU2 Individual $36.25 per person
  • Renewal for Corporate Licenses: $600
  • Renewal for Branch Licenses $530
  • Change in Address $100

License Application Requirements:

  • Submission of Company Form (MU1) that serves as the application for license/registration
  • Financial Statements
  • Other Trade Names that are different from the applicant's legal name
  • Resident/Registered Agent
  • Primary Contact Employee
  • Non-Primary Contact Employee
  • Bank Account Information
  • Disclosure Questions
  • Direct Owner/Executive Officers
  • Indirect Owners
  • Qualifying Individual
  • MU2 Attestation
  • Credit Report, and explain any derogatory credit accounts
  • MU2 Individual FBI Criminal Background Check Requirements
  • Surety Bond for $25,000 to be submitted electronically via the NMLS
  • Business Plan
  • Certificate of Authority/Good Standing Certificate
  • Company Staffing and Internal Policies
  • Document Samples
  • Formation Documents
  • Management Chart
  • Organizational Chart/Description

How Much Will This Bond Cost?

The premium that you pay for a Vermont Loan Solicitation Surety Bond is based on credit and the bond amount required. Our rates start at .75% of the bond amount with good credit. Contact our Surety Bond Specialists for a free quote that fits your specific situation.

Did You Know?

The Vermont General Assembly enacted "Act 22," which requires Loan Solicitors and other businesses in Vermont to be licensed and bonded.

Related Links

Vermont Department of Financial Regulations
Vermont NMLS Loan Solicitation License Information

More Surety Bond Questions?

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