APPROVED Checkpoint: Top 10 things to know about MLO Temporary Authority

On November 24, the mortgage loan originator temporary authority to operate (Temporary Authority) provisions of the Federal Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) take effect. The primary goal of Temporary Authority is to streamline MLO licensing and reduce friction in lending nationwide by permitting qualified MLOs to apply to be temporarily…

APPROVED Checkpoint: NMLS implements new worker classification requirement

Over the summer, the NMLS implemented Release 2019.7, which requires NMLS company users to provide worker classification information for certain individuals associated with the company’s record. While the release is in support of Temporary Authority to Operate (which goes into effect November 24, 2019), the requirement does not encompass mortgage loan originators exclusively — it…

APPROVED Checkpoint: Fingerprinting for California license applications

Many license applications require fingerprints from officers, directors, natural person owners, and other individuals named in the application for purposes of running FBI and/or state criminal history background checks. Fingerprinting requirements and processes vary by state, but because so many of the players in the financial services industry are subject to licensing in California, it…