2013 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 58 - Financial Institutions and Regulations
Article 21B - New Mexico Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing
Section 58-21B-4 - License and registration required to originate mortgage loans. (2009)


NM Stat § 58-21B-4 (2013) What's This?

58-21B-4. License and registration required to originate mortgage loans.  (2009) 
A.   Unless specifically exempted from the New Mexico Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing Act pursuant to Subsection B of this section, an individual shall not engage in the business of a mortgage loan originator with respect to any dwelling located in New Mexico without first obtaining and maintaining annually a license pursuant to that act.  Each licensed mortgage loan originator must register with and maintain a valid unique identifier issued by the nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry.  All new licenses and license renewals shall expire on December 31 of each year.  All license renewal applications shall be submitted on or before November 1 of each year.
B.   The following are exempt from the provisions of the New Mexico Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing Act:
(1)   registered mortgage loan originators when acting for an entity defined in Subparagraphs (a) through (c) of Paragraph (1) of Subsection P of Section 3 [58-21B-3 NMSA 1978] of the New Mexico Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing Act;
(2)   an individual who offers or negotiates terms of a residential mortgage loan with or on behalf of an immediate family member of the individual;
(3)   an individual who offers or negotiates terms of a real property sale financed in whole or in part by the seller and secured by the seller's real property; or
(4)   a licensed attorney who negotiates the terms of a residential mortgage loan on behalf of a client as an ancillary matter to the attorney's representation of the client, unless the attorney is compensated by a lender, a mortgage loan company or other mortgage loan originator or by any agent of such lender, mortgage loan company or other mortgage loan originator.
C.   A loan processor or underwriter who is an independent contractor shall not engage in the activities of a loan processor or underwriter unless the independent contractor loan processor or underwriter obtains and maintains a license pursuant to Subsection A of this section.  Each contractor loan processor or underwriter licensed as a mortgage loan originator shall have and maintain a valid unique identifier issued by the nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry.
D.   A mortgage loan originator who is currently licensed in another state through the nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry may be granted a temporary mortgage loan originator license valid for ninety days while the mortgage loan originator completes the education and testing requirements of the New Mexico Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing Act.  The mortgage loan originator's current license in another state must be valid for more than ninety days beyond the date of application for a temporary license in order to receive a temporary license in New Mexico.
History: Laws 2009, ch. 122, § 4.

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