National Multistate Lincensing Annual Renewal Period Ends Dec. 31


The National Multistate Licensing System (NMLS) annual renewal period will end Dec. 31. According to federal regulations, both institutions and most individual mortgage loan originators (MLOs) must be renewed through NMLS annually.

If the renewal process is not completed before Dec. 31, the MLO is placed in an “inactive” registration status both on NMLS and NMLS Consumer Access. Inactive registrations must be reactivated in order to have an “active” registration status.

NMLS requires a $30 processing fee for each MLO seeking to renew or reactivate a registration. MLOs that are submitted for renewal but did not complete renewal attestation prior to Dec. 31 need to be reactivated, incurring an additional $30 processing fee at the time of reactivation.

MLOs receive a notification from NMLS confirming that the renewal or reactivation process is complete.

Question of the Week

Q. What can be done if a member has declared bankruptcy, and they only want to reaffirm on one, but not all of the loans they have?

A. Reaffirmation is completely voluntary for both the member and the credit union. While the member does not have to reaffirm, the credit union can refuse to accept a reaffirmation that is unacceptable. If a member wants to reaffirm on a car loan so they can keep the car, but the credit union wants to reaffirm on both the car loan and Visa, the credit union can reject the member’s offer to reaffirm on only the car loan. This is risky because the member might decide to reject this offer, and then the credit union will not have any reaffirmation. Of course, if the member does not reaffirm, the credit union can repossess the car. Using this tactic is a business decision on the credit union’s part.

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NMLS Annual Renewal Period

The NMLS annual renewal period ends Dec. 31, 2019. According to federal regulations, both institutions and most individual mortgage loan originators (MLOs) must be renewed annually through the NMLS.

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