The State of West Virginia requires anyone who conducts business as a mortgage lender to be licensed through the West Virginia Division of Financial Institutions (DFI). As part of their licensing requirements, brokers must submit and maintain a surety bond with the DFI. The bond amount varies, and is based on the total dollar amount of mortgage loans originated by the lender:
|Loans Originated||Bond Amount|
|up to $3,000,000||$100,000|
|greater than $3,000,000, up to $10,000,000||$150,000|
|greater than $10,000,000||$250,000|
|if principal acts as a servicer of mortgage loans and has annual mortgage loan originations less than $10,000,000||$200,000|
|if principal services mortgage loans and has annual mortgage loan originations greater than $10,000,000||$250,000|
Applications for broker licenses are handled by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS), and additional information can be found on the NMLS website. Licensing fees are $1,350, including the NMLS processing fee. All fees are collected through the NMLS and are not refundable.
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