The State of Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions requires a Payday Lender Bond to ensure that the principal will strictly comply with the provisions of Section 138.14, Wis. Stats., as it now exists or is later amended. The bond guarantees that the payday lender will not lend consumers more than the statutorily allotted amount and will not charge more interest than allowed by law. The amount of the bond is $5,000 per location.
Who is required to submit this bond?
This bond is a requirement for all those who will register as a payday lender, specifically a company whose main office location (headquarters) will NOT be engaging in Wisconsin payday lending activity or retaining records, but the company has one or more branch locations from which the Wisconsin payday lending activity will be conducted.
What are the requirements for registration?
The following requirements are enumerated on the NMLS website:
- Company form MU1
- Financial statements
- List the registered agent
- List the Primary Contact Employees
- Disclosure questions
- Control Person Attestation
- Business plan
- Good standing certificate
- Document samples
- Management chart
- Organizational chart
Where do I obtain a Wisconsin Payday Lender Bond?
Complete our easy to navigate online application. Within one business day, one of our licensed agents will contact you with a no-obligation quote for your bond (the “premium”). Once any necessary paperwork is signed and the premium payment is processed, your surety bond will be shipped to you via USPS Priority Mail (overnight shipping options also available).
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