BANKS AND BANKING
IDAHO RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE PRACTICES ACT
PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATORS
26-31-304. LICENSE AND REGISTRATION REQUIRED — EXEMPTIONS. (1) Unless specifically exempt under subsection (2) of this section, an individual shall not engage in the business of a mortgage loan originator with respect to any dwelling located in this state without first obtaining and maintaining annually a license under this part. Each licensed mortgage loan originator shall register with and maintain a valid unique identifier issued by the NMLSR.
(2) The following are exempt from this part:
(a) Registered mortgage loan originators when acting on behalf of an entity described in section 26-31-303(9)(a) through (c), Idaho Code;
(b) Any individual who offers or negotiates terms of a residential mortgage loan with or on behalf of an immediate family member of the individual;
(c) Any individual who offers or negotiates terms of a residential mortgage loan that is secured by a dwelling that serves as the individual’s residence; and
(d) An attorney duly authorized to practice in this state 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 broker or other mortgage loan originator or by any agent of such lender, mortgage broker or other mortgage loan originator.
(3) A loan processor or underwriter who is an independent contractor may not engage in the activities of a loan processor or underwriter unless such independent contractor loan processor or underwriter obtains and maintains a license under subsection (1) of this section. Each independent contractor loan processor or underwriter licensed as a mortgage loan originator must have and maintain a valid unique identifier issued by the nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry.
(4) For the purpose of implementing an orderly and efficient application and licensing process the director may establish licensing rules and interim procedures for licensing and acceptance of applications. For previously registered or licensed individuals the director may establish expedited review and licensing procedures.
[26-31-304, added 2009, ch. 97, sec. 2, p. 298; am. 2013, ch. 64, sec. 14, p. 154.]