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Mortgage Loan Originator Definitions


  • Mortgage Loan Originating
    • Mortgage loan originating; means providing services to a customer of an originating entity by soliciting, negotiating, explaining or finalizing the terms of a mortgage loan; provided, however, that the term; soliciting; shall mean the discussion of a mortgage loan product or products with a customer or potential customer, but shall not be deemed to mean the taking of customer information or the referral of a customer or the customer’s information to a person who engages in mortgage loan originating; provided further that a mortgage loan originator shall not be deemed to include any person who provides clerical or secretarial services or provides legally related services that are not provided directly by an attorney relating to mortgage loan originating activities of an originating entity.
  • Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO)
    • Mortgage loan originator; and ;MLO; mean any person employed by or affiliated with an originating entity, who engages in mortgage loan originating in this State irrespective of how such person is compensated by the originating entity, or any person who, as an originating entity or any substantial equity owner of an originating entity, engages in mortgage loan originating in this State with respect to residential property; provided that ;affiliated with an originating entity; shall mean any person who is an independent contractor and is compensated by such originating entity in whole or in part, either directly or indirectly. An MLO shall not mean any person who is an originating entity, or any substantial equity owner of an originating entity, or any officer or manager of an originating entity that supervises the activities of MLOs and does not communicate directly with the customers of the originating entity
  • Exempt Organization
    • Exempt organization means any insurance company, banking organization, bank holding company, federal credit union, national bank, state bank, federal savings bank, or any bank, trust company, savings bank, savings and loan association or credit union or any affiliate or subsidiary of the preceding entities organized under the laws of any state, or any instrumentality created by the United States or any state with the power to make mortgage loans.

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