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 Mortgage Brokers

All licensed mortgage brokers must have a bond for at least $25,000 effective January 1, 2010. Letters of credit will not be acceptable.

All licensees and new applicants must submit all filings through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry (NMLS) at www.statemortgageregistry.com.
Additional instructions for the NMLS can be found at the NMLS Resource Center at http://mortgage.nationwidelicensingsystem.org.

The Mortgage Broker Act requires that all businesses offering mortgage brokerage services, includes loan correspondents, table-funding and independent contractor (third party) loan processors and underwriters, in the State file with the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs using the NMLS. The current Initial Filing Fee is $750.  Renewal Fee is $550. NMLS processing fees are not included in the above. 

Mortgage Log Data and Annual Report Filing for 2014 
  • Mortgage Log Data and Annual Report Form (Excel)*
  • Mortgage Log Instructions (PDF)
  • Annual Report Instructions (PDF)
  • How to Export from HMDA Software (PDF)
  • *When opening the Excel file, you must choose "Save As" and save it to your computer.

     

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  • Review and Advisory Board
  • Fee Work Sheet for Determining High Cost Loan (PDF)
  • High Cost Loan Checklist (PDF)
  • Mortgage Broker Advertising Standards and Guidelines (PDF)
  • Referral Fees Prohibited
  • Reports

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