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Category Archives: Mortgage Banker Bonds

Mortgage banker bonds are required by the state in which the lender wishes to operate. Some bonding companies consider mortgage banker bonds a greater risk than mortgage broker bonds, as they are lending the assets for loan.


Connecticut Mortgage Broker, Lender and Originator Bond Update

Connecticut mortgage brokers, lenders and originators must abide by a revised bond amount requirement. The new bill is titled SB 1110 and modifies the current licensing laws for mortgage lenders, brokers and originators. Previous legislation required a minimum $40,000 surety bond. SB 1110 requires the bond amount to mirror the licensee’s loan origination volume. The read more »


Surety Industry Deceptively Booming Despite Recession

The world of surety seems to be doing just fine amidst the down economy. There are still a lot of construction jobs available and many bonds to be written; but could the healthy appearance of the surety industry be somewhat of an illusion?


Surety Bonds for Real Estate Brokers

Perspective homeowners know understanding homeownership lingo can be an all-consuming job in itself. Buyers have to navigate through terms such as FHA, escrow and adjustable rate mortgages, on top of finding their dream home. While many choose to lead the effort on their own, some prefer to have professional guidance through a mortgage broker. However, read more »


Public Officials Blindly Writing Surety Law

Legislatures in Texas have enacted a new law directly affecting the surety bond industry. When one looks at the changes included in the bill, it’s hard to see what it actually accomplishes; it raises the question of whether the legislators writing laws affecting the world of surety have adequate knowledge of the industry.


Surety Bonds: Moving From Paper To The Digital Age

The surety bond industry has been stubborn when it comes to any kind of change. For the most part, things have been done the same way for years while ignoring technological advances. As of recent, companies have begun to embrace the digital age and have been harnessing it to improve and evolve the industry.


Iowa Real Estate Closing Agent Bond

Real estate closing agents must abide by new legislation in the state of Iowa. The Iowa Banking Division has modified its regulations to enact SB 2348 (2010). SB 2348 requires real estate closing agents to obtain a $25,000 surety bond in order to be licensed with the state but the Superintendent of the Division of read more »