Alabama Mortgage Loan Originator Bond
Alabama SB 249, which was enacted on May 21, 2009, created a licensing requirement for all mortgage loan originators, as well as a requirement for them to be covered by a surety bond. However, the law does allow mortgage loan originators to use the surety bond of someone whom they are an employee or an exclusive agent of, as long as that person is subject to the Mortgage Brokers License Act (SB 232) or the Alabama Consumer Credit Act (SB 234). This license bond needs to provide ample coverage for each mortgage loan originator in an amount equal to the amount of the originated loans.
This new law became effective in Alabama on June 1, 2009, but the licensing requirements will not go effective until June 1 of this current year.
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Victor Lance is the founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. He began his career as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving two combat tours. As president of Lance Surety, he now focuses on educating and assisting small businesses throughout the country with various license and bond requirements. Victor graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
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