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

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.

Industry Training: Federal Registry Renewals

Posted 10/23/2014

SRR will hold workshops tailored for federally registered institutions to assist in requesting renewal. The sessions 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.

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