Welcome to the NMLS Resource Center
The NMLS Resource Center is the official gateway into the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS) and provides users with tools, tips, news and updates.
COVID-19: State Agency/NMLS Guidance and Status
Jim Payne Appointed New NMLS Ombudsman, Effective July 1
Jim Payne, director of examinations and assistant deputy commissioner for the Consumer and Mortgage Lending Division of the Kansas Office of the State Bank Commissioner, will serve as the new NMLS ombudsman, starting July 1. Read the full press release.
New Temporary Authority Resource Available: List of State Implementation Legislation and Rulemakings
The NMLS Ombudsman received a request during the 2020 NMLS Annual Conference & Training to create a Temporary Authority state regulatory and implementation resource. This resource is available on the NMLS Temporary Authority to Operate web page.
NMLS Scheduled Maintenance to Affect Test Enrollments and Scheduling Saturday, June 27, 2020
Due to scheduled system maintenance, NMLS will be unavailable to process test enrollments, schedule test appointments or post test results Saturday, June 27, from 6:00 a.m. to noon ET.
During this time, users will not be able to create test enrollments, schedule test appointments or post test results.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Request for Agenda Items: Ombudsman Meeting at the Virtual AARMR Annual Conference
The NMLS Ombudsman Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 4, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET at the virtual AARMR Annual Regulatory Conference & Training. Logistical information and the meeting agenda will be provided prior to the virtual event.
The Ombudsman meeting is an opportunity to raise issues for discussion with state regulators concerning NMLS, state licensing and federal registration.
Individuals who submit discussion items must attend the virtual meeting to present their issues and are required to participate in a logistics call. Submit agenda items by emailing email@example.com no later than COB Friday, July 17. Please provide the issue and any relevant information on your company's letterhead. Note, there will not be a live, open forum discussion due to the nature of the virtual meeting. As a result, individuals MUST submit discussion items ahead of time. Please note that topics discussed will be limited due to time constraints, however, all topics submitted will be reviewed and receive a response.
South Dakota Adds Mortgage Branch Registration to NMLS July 1, 2020
NMLS is now receiving new application filings for the South Dakota Division of Banking Mortgage Branch Registration. New applicants are now able to submit these records through NMLS. All licensed mortgage companies are required to register branch locations by December 31, 2021.
Click here for more information.
West Virginia Adds Fintech Sandbox to NMLS July 1, 2020
NMLS is now receiving new application filings for the West Virginia Division of Financial Institutions' Fintech Regulatory Sandbox. New applicants are now able to submit these records through NMLS. Click here for more information.
Kansas Adds Credit Services Organization License to NMLS July 1, 2020
NMLS is now receiving new application and transition filings for the Kansas Office of the State Bank Commissioner Credit Services Organization License. New applicants and existing licensees are now able to submit these records through NMLS. The agency will also begin receiving new and converted Electronic Surety Bonds (ESB) through NMLS for this license type.
Note: Companies holding these license types are required to submit a license transition request through NMLS by filing a Company Form (MU1) and an Individual Form (MU2) for each of their control persons by October 1. Click here for more information.
Idaho Adds Mortgage Loan Servicing License Requirement to NMLS July 1, 2020
NMLS is now receiving new application filings for the Idaho Department of Finance for companies that service residential mortgage loans, regardless of occupancy level or lien position, and do not currently have an approved Mortgage Broker/Lender License. Starting July 1, these companies will be required to hold a Mortgage Broker/Lender License due to an expanded definition of mortgage lending activities. This is not a new license type and application filings may be submitted now. Click here for more information.