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Company Licenses Description Requirements Checklist
Mortgage Broker/Processor License This application is to be completed and filed by each applicant, regardless of whether it is organized as a company or sole proprietorship, for a license or registration to engage in a mortgage business as a broker or processor. Pursuant to the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act, “Mortgage Broker” means any person who directly or indirectly solicits, processes, places, or negotiates mortgage loans for others, or offers to solicit, process, place, or negotiate mortgage loans for others or who closes mortgage loans which may be in the mortgage broker's own name with funds provided by others and which loans are assigned within 24 hours of the funding of the loans to the mortgage lenders providing the funding of such loans. (More Details)
Mortgage Broker/Processor Registration (A REGISTRANT is: Any wholly owned subsidiary of any bank holding company; provided, however, such subsidiary is subject to certain requirements found in the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act.) This application is to be completed and filed by each applicant, regardless of whether it is organized as a company or sole proprietorship, for a license or registration to engage in a mortgage business as a broker or processor. pursuant to the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act. “Mortgage Broker” means any person who directly or indirectly solicits, processes, places, or negotiates mortgage loans for others, or offers to solicit, process, place, or negotiate mortgage loans for others or who closes mortgage loans which may be in the mortgage broker's own name with funds provided by others and which loans are assigned within 24 hours of the funding of the loans to the mortgage lenders providing the funding of such loans. (More Details)
Mortgage Lender License This application is to be completed and filed by each applicant, regardless of whether it is organized as a company or sole proprietorship, for a license or registration to engage in a mortgage business as a lender pursuant to the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act. A mortgage lender means any person who directly or indirectly makes, originates, or purchases mortgage loans or who services mortgage loans. (More Details)
Mortgage Lender Registration (A REGISTRANT is: Any wholly owned subsidiary of any bank holding company; provided, however, such subsidiary is subject to certain requirements found in the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act.) This application is to be completed and filed by each applicant, regardless of whether it is organized as a company or sole proprietorship, for a license or registration to engage in a mortgage business as a lender pursuant to the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act. A mortgage lender means any person who directly or indirectly makes, originates, or purchases mortgage loans or who services mortgage loans. (More Details)
Branch Licenses Description Requirements Checklist
Branch Approvals Each licensee who intends to operate and maintain an additional office in Georgia shall file an application with the Department of Banking and Finance requesting approval to open an additional Georgia office. A branch manager must be designated and approved for each licensed location. Out-of-State locations do not require approval. In addition, Registrants are not required to have Georgia in-state branches approved. (More Details)
Individual Licenses Description Requirements Checklist
Mortgage Loan Originator This application for license is to be completed and filed by each individual applicant who intends to engage in mortgage loan origination in Georgia. Pursuant to the Georgia Residential Mortgage Act, “Mortgage Loan Originator” means an individual who for compensation or gain or in the expectation of compensation or gain takes a residential mortgage loan application or offers or negotiates terms of a residential mortgage loan. Generally, this does not include an individual engaged solely as a loan processor or underwriter. (More Details)
 

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