Welcome to the Federal Registry Resource Center

The NMLS Federal Registry was created at the direction of federal banking regulators to fulfill the registration requirement of  federally chartered or insured institutions and their mortgage loan originators in compliance with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s rules and the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (“SAFE Act”). The NMLS Federal Registry Resource Center provides institutions and mortgage loan originators with tools and guides for completing the mandated registration process in NMLS.  Questions about the Federal Rule or the SAFE Act should be directed to an institution’s primary federal regulator.

 Recent News

NMLS 2.0 Stakeholder Feedback requested

Posted 4/27/2017

A new iteration of NMLS 2.0 Journey Maps have been posted on the NMLS 2.0 page of the NMLS Resource Center. CSBS is requesting feedback on these journey maps from federal institutions and federally-registered individuals to ensure we are capturing your work processes correctly. Feedback is requested by May 5th.  

NMLS Call Center - Early Closure

Posted 4/5/2017

The NMLS Call Center will close at 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, April 14.

System Maintenance March 17-18

Posted 3/15/2017

As part of Release 2017.1, NMLS will undergo system maintenance starting Friday, March 17 to Saturday, March 18 causing the following outages:
  • NMLS and Consumer Access will be unavailable from 9:00 p.m. (March 17) to 10:00 a.m. (March 18).

2017 Annual Renewal Period Begins Today

Posted 11/1/2016

The annual renewal period for 2017 began today, November 1, 2016 and ends Saturday, December 31, 2016. Please note that the NMLS Call Center operates M-F 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET. For complete information, see the Annual Renewal information page.

NMLS Release 2016.3 Targeted for September 12, 2016

Posted 8/19/2016

NMLS Release 2016.3 has been targeted for September 12, 2016. The release contains several enhancements and system maintenance updates.

Noteworthy enhancements include:
  • Biennial Licensing Form Changes
  • Individual Document Upload
  • Criminal Background Check (CBC) for MU2 Individuals
  • Surety Bond Tracking

For an overview of these changes, see the 2016.3 Release Notes.

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