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 Call Center - Early Closure

Posted 12/16/2014

The NMLS Call Center will close an hour early at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, December 19th.

NMLS Q3 Reports Released

Posted 12/15/2014

The NMLS Mortgage Industry Report has been released for the third 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.

Timeout Messages on Criminal Background Check Results

Posted 11/18/2014

NMLS has been notified by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that a software release of their Next Generation Identification System, implemented at the beginning of September, results in new timeout messages in Criminal Background Check (CBC) results. For institutions to properly handle these timeout messages, please review the NMLS developed guidance.

Annual Renewal Period

Posted 10/23/2014

The annual renewal period for 2015 begins Saturday, November 1st, and ends Wednesday, December 31, 2014. NMLS site availability will be the standard weekend operating hours. Please note, the NMLS Call Center does not operate on Saturdays or Sundays. For complete information, see the Annual Renewal information page.

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