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Arizona Mortgage Banker Bond

Bond Requirements and Online Application

Click here to apply for a Arizona Mortgage Banker Bond 

The Arizona Mortgage Banker Bond is required by the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions.  It is a type of surety bond and is required to obtain a license as a mortgage banker in the state.  The license is administered by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) and the surety bond will be filed electronically by Surety1.com to the NMLS.

In Arizona, a Mortgage Banker is defined as:

A.R.S. Section 6-941 – A “person” who for compensation or in the expectation of compensation either directly or indirectly makes, negotiates or offers to make or negotiate a mortgage banking loan or a mortgage loan. A.A.C. R20-4-102 – “Person” means a natural person or any legal or commercial entity including a corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited partnership, joint venture, association, limited liability company, limited liability partnership, or limited liability limited partnership.

According to Arizona Revised Statute Title 6, Chapter 9, Article 2, a mortgage banker is a person “who for compensation or in the expectation of compensation either directly or indirectly makes, negotiates, or offers to make or negotiate a mortgage banking loan or a mortgage loan”. In order to become a licensed mortgage banker in the State of Arizona, all applicants must file a surety bond with the  Superintendent of the Department of Financial Institutions. The bond ensures that the principal will faithfully comply with the provisions of Arizona Revised Statute Title 6, Chapter 9, Article 2. Any person injured by wrongdoing of the Principal has a right to compensation from the bond.

For information on the license requirements, visit the free checklist at the NMLS website. 

Arizona Mortgage Banker Bond

Surety Bond Amount

$25,000 if If your investors are limited solely to Institutional Investors, otherwise, the required Arizona Mortgage Bankers Bond amount is $100,000.

According to the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System, and “institutional investor” includes a(n):

Institutional investor” means a state or national bank, a state or federal savings and loan association, a state or federal savings bank, a state or federal credit union, a federal government agency or instrumentality, a quasi-federal government agency, a financial enterprise, a licensed real estate broker or salesman, a profit sharing or pension trust, or an insurance company.

The Arizona Mortgage Banker Bond is continuous in nature; therefore, it remains in full force and effect until the bond is cancelled. The bond may be cancelled by the Surety at any time with 30 days written notice to the Superintendent of Financial Institutions of the State of Arizona.

For more information visit the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS)

Licensing Fees and Requirements

  • Arizona Mortgage Banker Bond
  • Resident/Registered Agent
  • Qualifying Individual
  • Verification of Experience
  • FBI Criminal Background Check (MU2)
  • Disclosure Questions
  • Financial Statements
  • Certificate of Authority/Good Standing Certificate
  • Formation Document
  • Documentation of Citizenship

For more information visit the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System & Registry (NMLS)

How to obtain a Arizona Mortgage Banker Bond

At Surety1.com we make it easy to apply for the required surety bond. Our simple 3 step process is:

  1. Complete our easy to navigate and secure online application. 1
  2. Review your free, no obligation quote from one of our surety bond professional agents, usually within 1 business day2
  3. Sign some paperwork and make payment.

Once these steps are completed, the Arizona Mortgage Banker Bond will be filed electronically by Surety1.com with the NMLS.
1 -The name of the applicant on the surety bond application must match exactly the full legal business name of applicant for the license.
2 – Subject to underwriter approval, based on aggregate surety bond exposure, additional underwriting information may be required. 

Surety1.com is a service of AssuredPartners one of the largest and fastest growing insurance agencies in the nation. Representing over a dozen surety bond companies, Surety1.com is the premier online provider of surety bonds nationwide since 2003.

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How to Get Your Arizona Mortgage Banker Bond

1. Complete an online application. It's free and no-obligation. 2. One of our surety experts will contact you with a firm quote and an agreement to sign. 3. Provide payment and your signed agreement, and then you will receive your Arizona Mortgage Banker Bond!   If you have any questions, please call us at 877-654-2327.
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