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System Maintenance October 18-19

Posted 10/16/2014

NMLS and NMLS Consumer Access will be unavailable from Saturday, October 18th at  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, October 19th for system enhancements. During the outage, users will also be unable to schedule, change, or cancel test appointments.

System Maintenance October 3-4

Posted 10/3/2014

NMLS and Consumer Access will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, October 3rd until Saturday afternoon, October 4th for System enhancements. For more information on updates being made to the System, see the 2014.3 Release Notes.

Fieldprint Outage September 20th

Posted 9/18/2014

On Saturday, September 20th from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. ET, Fieldprint will be performing scheduled maintenance. NMLS users will be unable to schedule fingerprinting appointments during this time.

NMLS Q2 Reports Released

Posted 10/22/2014

The NMLS Mortgage Industry Report has been released for the second quarter of 2014. The report contains an analysis of companies, branches, and mortgage loan originators who were licensed or registered through NMLS in order to conduct mortgage activities. An update to the Money Services Business Fact Sheet has also been posted. For other reports and data, see NMLS Reports.

System Maintenance September 6th

Posted 9/5/2014

NMLS and Consumer Access will be unavailable from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. ET on Saturday, September 6th for system enhancements.

NMLS Release 2014.3 Targeted for October 6, 2014

Posted 8/27/2014

NMLS Release 2014.3 has been targeted for October 6, 2014. The release contains numerous general enhancements and System maintenance updates. For an overview of these changes, see the 2014.3 Release Notes.

System Maintenance August 23-24

Posted 8/21/2014

NMLS Consumer Access will be unavailable from Saturday, August 23rd at 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, August 24th for system enhancements.

System Maintenance August 16-17

Posted 8/15/2014

NMLS Consumer Access will be unavailable from Saturday, August 16th at 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, August 17th for system enhancements.

NMLS Ombudsman Meeting Agenda

Posted 7/30/2014

The agenda for the NMLS Ombudsman meeting has been posted. The meeting will be held in the Leonsea Room at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle, Washington, August 5th at 9:00 a.m. PT. For more details, see Agenda | NMLS Ombudsman.

System Maintenance July 25th

Posted 7/24/2014

NMLS and Consumer Access will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, July 25th until Saturday afternoon, July 26th for System enhancements. For more information on updates being made to the System, see the 2014.2 Release Notes. Also, Consumer Access will experience another outage from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET on July 26th.

NMLS Ombudsman Meeting August 5th

Posted 7/8/2014

An open meeting with the NMLS Ombudsman will be held on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 9:00 - 11:30 am, in conjunction with the AARMR Annual Regulatory Conference in Seattle, Washington. Conference registration is not required to attend the meeting. Suggested agenda items regarding NMLS, state licensing, and/or federal registration will be accepted until Friday, July 25th. Persons submitting discussion items must attend the meeting to present their issue. Submit agenda items by emailing ombudsman@stateregulatoryregistry.org. The meeting will be in-person only; there will be no dial-in available. For more information on the AARMR Annual Regulatory Registry Conference, see the AARMR website.

NMLS Release 2014.2 Targeted for July 28, 2014

Posted 7/8/2014

NMLS Release 2014.2 has been targeted for July 28, 2014. The release contains numerous general enhancements and System maintenance updates. For an overview of these changes, see the 2014.2 Release Notes.

System Maintenance June 28th

Posted 6/25/2014

NMLS Consumer Access will be unavailable from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 28th for system enhancements.

2013 SRR Annual Report

Posted 6/25/2014

The sixth annual report of the State Regulatory Registry LLC (SRR) and NMLS operations and performance is now available. For more information, see the 2013 SRR Annual Report.

System Maintenance June 21st

Posted 6/19/2014

On Saturday, June 21st, both NMLS and Consumer Access will be unavailable from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET for system enhancements. For more information on updates being made to the system, see the 2014.1.2 Release Notes. Also, Consumer Access will experience another outage from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. ET.

NMLS Q1 Mortgage Industry Report Released

Posted 6/11/2014

The NMLS Mortgage Industry Report has been released for the first quarter of 2014. The report contains an analysis of companies, branches, and mortgage loan originators who were licensed or registered through NMLS in order to conduct mortgage activities. For other reports and data, see NMLS Reports.

System Maintenance

Posted 5/28/2014

NMLS Consumer Access will undergo system maintenance on Saturday, May 31st from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. Consumer Access will be unavailable during this time.

2013 NMLS Mortgage Industry Report and Activity Data

Posted 5/13/2014

A new NMLS report and data set was released today containing analysis of companies, branches, and mortgage loan originators (MLOs) who were licensed or registered through NMLS in order to conduct mortgage activities in 2013. See NMLS Reports.

Upcoming Federal Registry Training Workshop

Posted 5/12/2014

NMLS will hold a training webinar providing an overview of the Federal Registry and registration process on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET. Go to the Training & Resources page to register.

System Maintenance April 26th

Posted 4/25/2014

NMLS and Consumer Access will be unavailable from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm ET, Saturday, April 26th for system enhancements.

System Maintenance March 28th

Posted 3/27/2014

NMLS and Consumer Access will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, March 28th until Saturday afternoon, March 29th for system enhancements. For more information on updates being made to the system, see the 2014.1 Release Notes.

NMLS Release 2014.1 Targeted for March 31, 2014

Posted 4/1/2014

NMLS Release 2014.1 has been targeted for March 31, 2014. The major enhancements pertain to: (i) addition of an Industry Dashboard for state-licensed entities; (ii) ability for testing and education investigations to be tracked through NMLS; and (iii) enhancements to the Uniform Licensing Forms and Mortgage Call Report. For an overview of these changes and other enhancements contained in the Release, see the 2014.1 Release Notes.

New NMLS Ombudsman Appointed

Posted 3/5/2014

Robert S. Niemi, Deputy Superintendent for Consumer Finance with the Ohio Division of Financial Institutions, is the new NMLS Ombudsman. Niemi oversees the non-depository lenders in the state of Ohio. The NMLS Ombudsman provides the financial services industries and other interested parties with a neutral venue to discuss issues or concerns regarding NMLS and state licensing. CSBS has issued a press release regarding the announcement.

NMLS State and Federal Q4 Reports Released

Posted 3/5/2014

The Nationwide View of State-Licensed Mortgage Entities and the NMLS Federal Registry Quarterly Report have been released for the fourth quarter of 2013. For previous quarters see NMLS Reports.

Sixth Annual NMLS Conference and Training

Posted 3/25/2014

The sixth Annual NMLS Conference and Training concluded on Friday, February 21st. The conference was attended by approximately 550 guests, with popular general sessions, breakouts by industry type, and training opportunities. Visit the blog to read highlights and watch interviews and commentary from speakers and guests.

NMLS Resource Center Maintenance February 21st

Posted 2/21/2014

Due to system maintenance, NMLS users will not be able to access the NMLS Resource Center between 10:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. ET, Friday, February 21st.

NMLS Ombudsman Meeting Agenda

Posted 2/14/2014

The agenda for the NMLS Ombudsman meeting has been posted. The meeting will be held in the Regency Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, Florida, February 18th at 2:00pm. For more details see Agenda | NMLS Ombudsman

System Maintenance February 15th

Posted 2/14/2014

NMLS Consumer Access will undergo system maintenance on Saturday, February 15th from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. Consumer Access will be unavailable during this time.

Call Center Closed February 17th

Posted 2/12/2014

The NMLS Call Center will be closed on Monday, February 17th in observance of President's Day.

System Maintenance January 25

Posted 1/24/2014

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Saturday, January 25th from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET. Consumer Access will be unavailable during the upgrade.

Expanded Use of SAFE MLO Test with Uniform State Content

Posted 1/10/2014

Effective January 1st, four additional state agencies will no longer require mortgage loan originators (MLOs) to take a second state-specific test component when seeking licensure with their state agencies. The agencies are the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, New Mexico Financial Institutions Division, Puerto Rico Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, and U.S. Virgin Islands Division of Banking & Insurance, That brings the total number of state agencies to 39 that have adopted the new National SAFE MLO test. See the CSBS Press Release and Uniform State Test Implementation for more information.

NMLS Ombudsman Meeting February 18

Posted 1/7/2014

An open meeting with the NMLS Ombudsman will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, prior to the NMLS Annual Conference in Miami, Florida. Conference registration is not required to attend the meeting. Suggested agenda items regarding NMLS and/or state licensing or federal registration, will be accepted until Friday, February 7th. For more information, see NMLS Ombudsman. The meeting will be in-person only; there will be no dial-in available.

Renewal Period End and Reactivation

Posted 3/25/2014

The Renewal Period for 2014 is closed and the Reactivation Period has begun as of January 1st. Review the Annual Renewal page for assistance reactivating registration.

System Maintenance December 7th

Posted 12/6/2013

NMLS will undergo system maintenance this Saturday, December 7th to deploy Release 2013.4.2. The upgrade is anticipated to occur from 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. EST. During this time NMLS and NMLS Consumer Access will be unavailable to all users.

NMLS State and Federal Q3 Reports Released

Posted 11/25/2013

The Nationwide View of State-Licensed Mortgage Entities and the NMLS Federal Registry Quarterly Report have been released for the third quarter of 2013. For previous quarters see NMLS Reports.

System Maintenance November 23

Posted 11/20/2013

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Saturday, November 23rd. NMLS and NMLS Consumer Access will be unavailable during the upgrade, expected to occur for the duration of the day.

Call Center Expanded Hours

Posted 11/1/2013

The NMLS Call Center has new hours of operation and will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. To reach the NMLS Call Center use the new Toll Free Number 855-NMLS-123 or 855-665-7123.

Annual Renewal Period Begins

Posted 11/1/2013

The annual renewal period for 2014 begins today, November 1st, and ends December 31, 2013. For complete information, see Annual Renewal.

NMLS Availability Restored

Posted 10/23/2013

NMLS availability has been restored. Users may not be able to access company, branch or individual license history information. All other system functions are available and the remaining issues will be resolved by tomorrow morning.

Industry Workshop: Federal Registry Renewals

Posted 11/25/2013

Renewal Webinars for Federally-Registered Institutions
SRR will hold workshops tailored for federally-registered institutions to assist in requesting renewal. The sessions will cover the renewal process, requirements, as well as an overview and demonstration of enhancements to the NMLS Renewal functionality. See the Training & Resources page for dates and registration information.

Comprehensive resources supporting renewals are currently available on the NMLS Resource Center; workshop attendees receive the benefit of discussion on the renewal process, enhancements, and opportunity for questions and answers.

New Toll Free Number for NMLS Call Center

Posted 10/18/2013

Effective Monday, October 21st, the NMLS Call Center will have a new toll free number. The new number is:  855-NMLS-123 or 855-665-7123

System Upgrade October 18-21

Posted 10/3/2013

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Friday, October 18, starting at 9:00 pm ET. The system will be unavailable until the upgrade is complete, which is expected to be Saturday afternoon. The majority of changes are to accommodate the implementation of regulator log, five-year test expiration policy, and renewal enhancements. For an overview of these and other changes see the Release Notes.

NMLS State and Federal Q2 Reports Released

Posted 9/20/2013

The Nationwide View of State-Licensed Mortgage Entities and the NMLS Federal Registry Quarterly Report have been released for the second quarter of 2013. For previous quarters see NMLS Reports.

Upcoming Federal Registry Training Workshop

Posted 8/27/2013

A training webinar providing an overview of the Federal Registry and registration process will be held on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET. Go to the Training & Resources page to register.

Call Center Hours

Posted 8/26/2013

The NMLS Call Center will close at 3:00 pm ET on Friday, August 30th and will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day.

NMLS State and Federal Q1 Reports Released

Posted 9/20/2013

The Nationwide View of State-Licensed Mortgage Entities and the NMLS Federal Registry Quarterly Report have been released for the first quarter of 2013. For previous quarters see NMLS Reports.

System Upgrade July 16

Posted 7/16/2013

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Tuesday, July 16, starting at 11:00 pm ET. The system will be unavailable until the upgrade is complete, which is expected to be no later than 11:30 pm ET.

System Maintenance July 13

Posted 7/11/2013

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Saturday morning, July 13th from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET. NMLS and NMLS Consumer Access will be unavailable during the upgrade.

NMLS Ombudsman Meeting August 6

Posted 7/26/2013

An open meeting with the NMLS Ombudsman will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., prior to the AARMR Annual Regulatory Conference in Denver, CO. Conference registration is not required to attend the meeting. Suggested agenda items regarding NMLS and/or state licensing or federal registration, will be accepted until Friday, July 19th. For more information, see NMLS Ombudsman. The meeting will be in-person only; there will be no dial-in available.

New NMLS Criminal Background Check Processing Fee Effective July 1, 2013

Posted 6/27/2013

Reflecting a recent change in the amount charged for Criminal Background Checks by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the NMLS Processing Fee for Criminal Background Checks will be reduced to $36.25 beginning July 1, 2013.  This new fee will apply to all Criminal Background Checks authorized in NMLS on or after July 1.  Any Criminal Background Checks authorized prior to July 1 will continue to generate a processing fee of $39.

System Upgrade June 21-23

Posted 6/17/2013

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Friday, June 21, starting at 9:00 pm ET. The system will be unavailable until the upgrade is complete, which is expected to be Saturday afternoon. The majority of changes are to accommodate the implementation of Advance Change Notice functionality, updated NMLS Education reporting and compliance tools, and the adoption of a new Education Management System. In connection with the upgrades, NMLS-approved course providers will not be able to report course completions in NMLS from 4 pm EST on June 17th through 10 am on June 24th. For an overview of these and other changes see the Release Notes.

NMLS Ombudsman Meeting August 6

Posted 7/26/2013

An open meeting with the NMLS Ombudsman will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m., prior to the AARMR Annual Regulatory Conference in Denver, CO. Conference registration is not required to attend the meeting. Suggested agenda items regarding NMLS and/or state licensing or federal registration, will be accepted until Friday, July 19th. For more information, see NMLS Ombudsman. The meeting will be in-person only; there will be no dial-in available.

NMLS 2012 Annual Report

Posted 6/5/2013

The NMLS fifth annual report is now available at 2012 SRR Annual Report.

Call Center Hours

Posted 5/22/2013

The NMLS Call Center will close at 3:00 pm EDT on Friday, May 24 and will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

NMLS Release 2013.2 Targeted for June 24, 2013

Posted 5/9/2013

NMLS Release 2013.2 has been targeted for June 24, 2013. The major enhancements pertain to: (i) Advance Change Notice; (ii) NMLS Education Rules Engine; and (iii) Education Management System. For an overview of these changes, see the 2013.2 Release Portfolio.

System Maintenance April 6

Posted 4/4/2013

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Saturday morning, April 6th from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. EDT. NMLS and NMLS Consumer Access will be unavailable during this time.

Call Center Hours

Posted 3/27/2013

The NMLS Call Center will be closed Friday, March 29 in observance of Good Friday.

System Upgrade March 15-17

Posted 3/21/2013

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Friday, March 15, starting at 9:00 pm ET. The system will be unavailable until the upgrade is complete, which is expected to be Sunday afternoon. The majority of changes are to accommodate Agency Fee Invoicing, Authorized Agents, Implementation of Uniform State Test Content and Federal Disciplinary Actions in Consumer Access. For an overview of these and other changes see the Release Notes.

Federal Registrant Disciplinary Action Information to be Publicly Available in NMLS Consumer Access

Posted 4/29/2013

Beginning March 18, 2013, Disciplinary Action Information reported by a federally registered MLO on his or her most recent MU4R will become publicly available in NMLS Consumer Access.  For more information, see Disciplinary Actions.

NMLS Conference Opens

Posted 3/19/2013

The fifth annual NMLS Conference and Training has begun in San Antonio, Texas.  The event can be followed real-time on the NMLS Conference Blog.

NMLS State and Federal Q4 Reports Released

Posted 2/23/2013

The Nationwide View of State-Licensed Mortgage Entities and the NMLS Federal Registry Quarterly Report have been released for the fourth quarter of 2012. For previous quarters see NMLS Reports.

NMLS Ombudsman Meeting Agenda

Posted 2/21/2013

The agenda for the NMLS Ombudsman meeting has been posted. The meeting will be held in the Texas EF Room at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, February 26th at 2:00pm. For more details see Agenda | NMLS Ombudsman.

Call Center

Posted 2/14/2013

The NMLS Call Center will be closed Monday, February 18 in observance of President's Day.

NMLS Call Center Services

Posted 2/13/2013

The State Regulatory Registry LLC (SRR) invites parties interested in providing call center services for NMLS to complete the Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFQ). The deadline to acknowledge intent to respond to the RFQ is February 20, 2013. See Requests for Proposals for details.

System Maintenance January 26

Posted 1/24/2013

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Saturday morning, January 26th from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. ET. NMLS and NMLS Consumer Access will be unavailable during the upgrade.

NMLS Ombudsman Meeting February 26

Posted 1/24/2013

An open meeting with the NMLS Ombudsman will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., prior to the NMLS Annual Conference & Training in San Antonio, Texas. Conference registration is not required to attend the meeting. Suggested agenda items, regarding NMLS and/or state licensing or federal registration, will be accepted until February 12th. For more information, see NMLS Ombudsman. The meeting will be in-person only; there will be no dial-in available.

Call Center Hours

Posted 1/18/2013

The NMLS Call Center will be closed Monday, January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Reactivating a Federal Registration

Posted 1/1/2013

Institutions employing federally registered mortgage loan originators who failed to renew can reactivate a Federal Registration by following the steps outlined on the Renew – Reactivate Page.

NMLS Release 2013.1 Targeted for March 18, 2013

Posted 12/21/2012

NMLS Release 2013.1 has been targeted for March 18, 2013. The major enhancements pertain to: (i) Agency Fee Invoicing; (ii) Authorized Agents; (iii) Display of Disciplinary Actions in Consumer Access; and (iv) Implementation of the Uniform State Test. For an overview of these changes, see the 2013.1 Release Portfolio.

Call Center Hours Extended

Posted 12/20/2012

As the deadline for annual renewals draws closer, please note that the NMLS Call Center will have adjusted hours through year end as follows:
 
Monday, December 24  ........  9:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday, December 25  .......  Closed
Wednesday, December 26 ..   9:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday, December 27  ......  9:00am – 8:00pm
Friday, December 28  ...........  9:00am – 8:00pm
Monday, December 31  ........  9:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday, January 1  ............  Closed
 
For help on completing a renewal request, refer to the quick guides available on the Renew – Reactivate page of the NMLS Federal Registry Resource Center.

NMLS Annual Conference

Posted 12/18/2012

The 5th NMLS Annual Conference & Training will be held February 26 – March 1, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. The Conference is geared to companies, banks, and credit unions that manage a financial services license or registration on NMLS.  Attendees will hear directly from state and federal policy makers and industry experts on a wide range of system and regulatory issues.  For complete details, go to www.nmlsconference.org.

Test Appointment System Unavailable Saturday, December 8th

Posted 12/5/2012

The NMLS Test Appointment System will undergo scheduled maintenance Saturday, December 8th. During this period, candidates will not be able to schedule, reschedule or cancel SAFE MLO Test appointments. However, candidates who are scheduled to take a test on December 8th will not be affected.

NMLS State and Federal Q3 Reports Released

Posted 11/29/2012

The Nationwide View of State-Licensed Mortgage Entities and the NMLS Federal Registry Quarterly Report have been released for the third quarter of 2012. For previous quarters see NMLS Reports.

Additional Federal Registration Renewal Webinar Available

Posted 11/20/2012

An additional webinar reviewing the annual renewal process for federal registrations is being offered on Thursday, December 6.  Find more information, including how to enroll, here.

Call Center Holiday Hours

Posted 11/19/2012

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the NMLS Call Center will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd, and will close early on Wednesday, November 21st  at 5:00 p.m. ET, and Friday, November 23rd  at 3:00 ET.

System Maintenance November 17

Posted 11/16/2012

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Saturday morning, November 17 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 am ET. NMLS and Consumer Access will be unavailable during the upgrade.

Call Center Extends Hours

Posted 11/1/2012

To assist with the 2013 Annual Renewal Period, the NMLS Call Center will have extended operating hours from November 1 to November 20 from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm (ET), Monday through Friday.

Annual Renewal Period Begins

Posted 11/1/2012

The annual renewal period for 2013 begins November 1 and ends December 31, 2012. For complete information, see Annual Renewal.

Call Center Closing Early

Posted 10/29/2012

Due to Hurricane Sandy, the NMLS Call Center will be closing at 5:00 pm ET on Monday, October 29th and remain closed on Tuesday, October 30th. Weather permitting, the Call Center will reopen on Wednesday the 31st.

System Maintenance October 31

Posted 11/1/2012

NMLS will undergo system maintenance to prepare for the 2013 License/Registration Renewal process and will be unavailable during that time period.  The upgrade starts Wednesday, October 31 at 11:00 pm ET and ends Thursday, November 1 at 7:00 am ET.

Disciplinary Actions for Federally Registered MLOs

Posted 10/18/2012

On October 18, 2012, the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau issued guidance to depository institutions regarding new requirements for the reporting through NMLS of information about Disciplinary Actions taken against registered Mortgage Loan Originators. On October 22, NMLS will be upgraded, allowing individuals to meet these new requirements. For more information see Disciplinary Actions.

Federal Registration Renewal Workshops Available

Posted 11/29/2012

The 2013 Federal Registry renewal period begins on November 1, 2012.  Workshops are being offered for institutions that would like to see a live demonstration of the federal renewal process.  For more information, see the Federal Registry Renewal Workshop page.

System Upgrade October 19-21

Posted 10/2/2012

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Friday, October 19, starting at 9:00 pm ET. The system will be unavailable until the upgrade is complete, which is expected to be Sunday afternoon. The majority of changes are to accommodate credit report enhancements, Federal registry disciplinary actions, and renewal enhancements. For an overview of these and other changes, see the Full Release Notes.

NMLS Release 2012.4 Targeted for October 22, 2012

Posted 9/26/2012

NMLS Release 2012.4 has been targeted for October 22, 2012. The major enhancements pertain to renewals, credit report review and federal disciplinary actions. For an overview of these and other changes expected to be included in the Release, see our 2012.4 Release Portfolio.

Call Center Hours

Posted 8/28/2012

The NMLS Call Center will close early on Friday, August 31 at 3:00 p.m. ET and will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in observance of Labor Day.

System Maintenance August 25

Posted 8/23/2012

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Saturday morning, August 25 from 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon ET. NMLS and Consumer Access will be unavailable during the upgrade.

NMLS State and Federal Q2 Reports Released

Posted 9/7/2012

The Nationwide View of State-Licensed Mortgage Entities and the NMLS Federal Registry Quarterly Reporthave been released for second quarter, 2012.  Together the two reports provide a comprehensive overview of all individuals, mortgage companies, and depository institutions originating residential mortgages in the United States.

NMLS Ombudsman Meeting Agenda

Posted 8/8/2012

The agenda for the NMLS Ombudsman meeting has been posted. The meeting will be held in the Georgian Room at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts on Tuesday, August 14th at 9:00am. For more details see Agenda | NMLS Ombudsman.

System Maintenance August 4

Posted 8/2/2012

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Saturday, August 4. NMLS and Consumer Access will be unavailable during the upgrade.

Renewal Activity Report Issue Resolved

Posted 8/8/2012

The previously reported issue regarding the display of certain MLO's renewal status in the Renewal Activity Report has been resolved.  The Report is now displaying the correct renewal status for all MLOs, and institutions can rely on the information to determine who is required to renew to maintain an active registration for 2013.

System Upgrade July 20-23

Posted 7/13/2012

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Friday, July 20, starting at 9:00 pm ET. The system will be unavailable until the upgrade is complete, which is expected to be Sunday afternoon. Changes to the Federal Registry include Consumer Access, and the introduction of the MU4R Detail Report. For an overview of these and other changes, see the Release Summary or Full Release Notes.

Known Issue regarding Federal Registry Renewal Activity Report

Posted 7/24/2012

Each year, on July 1, NMLS updates the Renewal Activity Report to assist institutions in preparing for the upcoming renewal season.  NMLS is aware that this report is incorrectly displaying the renewal status of certain MLOs as “Exempt” when in fact the renewal status is “Eligible for Renewal”.  See the Federal Registry Renewal and Reactivation Handbook for a full description of renewal status definitions.  We are working to resolve this issue and will provide updates as appropriate on the Resource Center.  Until this issue is resolved, institutions should not rely on this report to determine who is required to renew to maintain an active registration for 2013.

NMLS Processing Fee Change for Initial Federal Registrations Effective July 1

Posted 6/29/2012

In accordance with the existing NMLS Federal Registry processing fee schedule, the processing fee for initial federal registrations of MLOs will be $60 for the period of July 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012.  This change affects only the processing of registrations for individuals who have never previously registered with the NMLS Federal Registry.  Any initial registrations that are currently in process but formally submitted to NMLS after July 1 will be subject to the $60 processing fee.   Individuals who initially register during this period are not required to renew their registration for 2013.  State license processing fees remain unchanged. See the NMLS Processing Fees for complete details.

Call Center Hours

Posted 7/5/2012

The NMLS Call Center will close early on Tuesday, July 3rd at 3:00 p.m. ET and will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

NMLS Ombudsman Meeting Tuesday, August 14th

Posted 8/8/2012

An open meeting with the NMLS Ombudsman will be held on Tuesday, August 14th, 9:00am – 11:30am, prior to the AARMR Annual Regulatory Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Conference registration is not required to attend the meeting. Suggested agenda items, regarding either state licensure or federal registration, will be accepted until July 31st.  For more information, see NMLS Ombudsman. The meeting will be in-person only; there will be no dial-in available.

NMLS State and Federal Q1 Reports Released

Posted 6/6/2012

The Nationwide View of State-Licensed Mortgage Entities and the NMLS Federal Registry Quarterly Report have been released for first quarter, 2012.  Together the two reports provide, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of all individuals, mortgage companies, and depository institutions originating residential mortgages in the United States.

Call Center Hours

Posted 5/22/2012

The NMLS Call Center will close early on Friday, May 25 at 3:00 p.m. ET and be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. 

NMLS 2011 Annual Report

Posted 5/16/2012

The NMLS fourth annual report is now available at 2011 Annual Report.

NMLS Maintenance May Affect Firewall Settings

Posted 5/16/2012

NMLS will be migrated to a new data center over the weekend of May 19th. NMLS will be unavailable starting at 9:00 pm ET on Friday, May 18, 2012 until the migration is complete. Most users will be unaffected. However, some organizations may experience connectivity issues because of their internal data security policies. For more information see Firewall Settings for NMLS Connectivity.

NMLS and Consumer Access unavailable on Saturday, April 28th

Posted 4/26/2012

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Saturday, April 28th.  NMLS and Consumer Access will be unavailable during the upgrade.

New NMLS Ombudsman Appointed

Posted 4/10/2012

Timothy M. Siwy, Acting Deputy Secretary of Non-Depository Institutions and Consumer Services for the Pennsylvania Department of Banking, has been named NMLS Ombudsman.  The NMLS Ombudsman provides the financial services industries and other interested parties with a neutral venue to discuss issues or concerns regarding NMLS and state licensing.  See the CSBS Press Release for additional information.

System Upgrade April 13-15

Posted 4/5/2012

NMLS will undergo system maintenance on Friday, April 13, starting at 9:00 pm ET. The system will be unavailable until the upgrade is complete, which is expected to be Sunday afternoon. The majority of changes are to accommodate the licensing and/or registration of non-depository, financial services beyond the mortgage industry. For an overview of these and other changes, see the Release Summary | Full Release Notes.

Call Center Hours

Posted 4/4/2012

The NMLS Call Center will be closed Friday, April 6 in observance of Good Friday.

New Federal Registry Resource Center Opens

Posted 4/2/2012

Welcome to the new Federal Registry Resource Center. All information regarding federal registration has been moved out of the current NMLS Resource Center into this site. This includes all Quick Guides, instructions and reference materials that pertain to Federal Registration. Start by choosing either Institutions or Loan Originators from the menu above to see what resources are available.

NMLS Updating Industry Terms of Use

Posted 3/20/2012

The NMLS Industry Terms of Use will be updated on April 16, 2012. Changes include the removal of the term “mortgage” from various sections in order to make the NMLS Industry Terms of Use applicable to a broad range of non-depository, financial services industries that state regulators will begin managing on the system. Additionally, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is identified as a federal regulatory user of NMLS; and regulatory actions posted by state regulators have been added to the list of data that can be made publicly available (Section 4F). A redlined version of the changes to the Agreement can be found at: Industry Terms of Use.

NMLS Ombudsman Meeting Agenda

Posted 2/3/2012

The agenda for the NMLS Ombudsman meeting has been posted. The meeting will be held in the North Central Ballroom of the Double Tree Paradise Valley Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona on Monday, February 6th at 2:00pm. For more details see Agenda | NMLS Ombudsman.

Two-Factor Renewal

Posted 4/27/2012

Institution users are required to annually renew their two-factor credential subscriptions. The annual subscription fee is $55. These users will receive an email notification when their subscription is 30 days from expiring, and will be reminded each time they log in to NMLS. For information on renewing your credential subscription, see the Pay Credential Subscription Fees Quick Guide. Note: This applies only to institution users, not individual MLOs.

NMLS Ombudsman Meeting

Posted 1/23/2012

An open meeting with the NMLS Ombudsman will be held on Monday, February 6 from 2:00 pm – 5:00pm, prior to the NMLS Annual Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Conference registration is not required for attendance at the meeting. Suggested agenda items, regarding either state licensure or federal registration, will be accepted until January 27. For more information, see NMLS Ombudsman. The meeting will be in-person only; there will be no dial-in available.

Reactivating a Federal Registration

Posted 1/6/2012

Institutions with Federal Registrants who failed to renew can reactivate a registration by following the procedure for annual renewal. For more information, see Renew-Reactivate.