Number of licenses:
|License Types||Count as of
|Count as of
|Mortgage Broker Main Office||351||417|
|Mortgage Broker Branch Office||146||165|
|Consumer Loan Main Office||417||372|
|Consumer Loan Branch Office||1,160||1,103|
|MLOs Active & Inactive||6,604||6,490|
* March 1, 2011 used as best comparative number
If you held a license in 2011 and want to renew that license, the time to act is now. The reinstatement or late renewal period ends on February 29, 2012.
Should you not complete a late renewal by February 29, you must reapply for the license if you wish to operate in Washington again.
We want to take a moment to pass along a big "Thank You” to everyone who made this year’s renewal process a success.
More than 700 companies and nearly 6,200 MLOs completed the steps necessary to renew prior to their license expiration. Less than 5% of renewals submitted had a deficiency associated with the renewal. These are amazing statistics!
It is our belief that the following factors contributed to the success:
Did you know?
Q4 MCR Filing Deadline Approaches
Tuesday, February 14 is the deadline for all Mortgage Broker and Consumer Loan licensees to file the Q4 Mortgage Call Report (MCR). This filing is either part of or will be accepted in lieu of your annual reporting requirements, depending on your license type. Reporting requirements for each license type are listed below. Licensees are also reminded that the Financial Conditions (FC) component of the MCR is due 90 days after your company’s fiscal year end.
Mortgage Broker Licensees
In an effort to eliminate duplicate filings DFI will accept fourth quarter Mortgage Call Report (MCR) data in lieu of the Mortgage Broker Annual Report (MBAR). The MBAR was the one page form which licensees filed with DFI by March 31 of each year, reporting loan volume for the prior year. The rules implementing this requirement found at WAC 208-660-400(1) will be amended to reflect this change.
You must still file all quarterly MCRs through the NMLS. The Q4 filing deadline is quickly approaching. The deadline to file is February 14. While 2011 was a transition year for the MCR filings, DFI expects licenses to file each quarterly report on or before the deadline.
Consumer Loan Licensees
There is a change this year for Consumer Loan licensees filing the Consumer Loan Annual Reports. In addition to filing the Annual Assessment Report (AAR) and the Consolidated Annual Report (CAR), Consumer Loan licensees must also file their Q4 Mortgage Call Report (MCR) through the NMLS. DFI continues to work with the NMLS to eliminate these duplicate filings, but for now both separate reports must be filed by: