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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 10. Finance and Financial Institutions
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 160. Rules Governing Mortgage Lenders and Brokers
3/18/2019

10VAC5-160-15. Surety Bond; Required Funds.

A. As required by § 6.2-1604 of the Code of Virginia, a surety bond shall be filed with the commissioner and continuously maintained thereafter in full force by each licensee. The minimum bond amount required for a mortgage broker shall be $25,000, and the minimum amount required for a mortgage lender or for a mortgage company with dual authority as both a mortgage lender and mortgage broker shall be $50,000. The bond amount shall be adjusted annually in accordance with the following scale based upon residential mortgage loans originated during the preceding calendar year:

LOANS

BOND AMOUNT

$0 - $5,000,000

$25,000

$5,000,001 - $20,000,000

$50,000

$20,000,001 - $50,000,000

$75,000

$50,000,001 - $100,000,000

$100,000

over $100,000,000

$150,000

B. If a person has been or is engaged in business as a mortgage lender or mortgage broker and has filed a bond with the commissioner, the bond shall be retained by the commissioner notwithstanding the occurrence of any of the following events:

1. The person's application for a license is withdrawn or denied;

2. The person's license is surrendered, suspended, or revoked; or

3. The person ceases engaging in business as a mortgage lender or mortgage broker.

C. As required by § 6.2-1606 of the Code of Virginia, a mortgage lender shall maintain at least $200,000 in funds available for the operation of its business. To comply with this requirement, a mortgage lender shall maintain documentation of one of the following: (i) ownership of funds on deposit in a bank or other depository institution, (ii) an established line of credit from a bank or other depository institution; or (iii) a combination of clauses (i) and (ii). Neither letters of credit nor lines of credit from sources other than a bank or other depository institution shall satisfy this requirement.

Statutory Authority

§§ 6.2-1613 and 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 33, Issue 18, eff. May 15, 2017.

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