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Washington Mortgage Broker Bond

How much does a mortgage broker bond cost in Washington?

The Washington State Securities Division requires mortgage broker-dealers to post $100,000 surety bonds. Mortgage brokers and independent contractor mortgage brokers must post surety bonds in amounts between $20,000 and $60,000. Applicants should verify their required bond amount with the state prior to bonding.

These bonds require underwriting consideration, so the price you’ll pay for your bond depends not only on your required bond amount but also on a review of your personal credit report. The best way to find out exactly how much you’ll pay for your Washington surety bond is to request your free bond quote now!

Bond Type Bond Amount Cost by Credit Score*
680 and up 679 - 600 599 or lower
Mortgage Broker Dealer Bond $100,000 Starts at $1,000 $4,000-8,000 $10,000+ Apply Now
Mortgage Broker Bond Varies Starts at 1% 4-8% 10%+ Apply Now
Mortgage Broker Independent Contractor Bond Varies Starts at 1% 4-8% 10%+ Apply Now
*The bond premium rate quotes provided to you through this website are for pricing comparisons and quotation estimate purposes only. The bond rate quotes provided are based on general assumptions that may or may not be applicable to you and are subject to change at any time. These rate quotes do not constitute an offer of insurance, nor is any contract, agreement, or bond coverage implied, formed or bound by the provision of rate quotes. Bondability, final bond premium rate quotes and an offer of insurance, if any, will be determined by the insurance company providing your bond. You must contact us directly to obtain a quote for binding purposes.

Call 1 (800) 308-4358 or submit a bond request to connect with our team of experts who will walk you through our fast and easy bonding process. We can provide your free, no-obligation bond quote within 1 business day of submitting your application!

Mortgage Broker-Dealer Bonds

Washington mortgage broker-dealer surety bonds are put in place to ensure that principals (mortgage broker-dealers) conduct business in compliance with the orders, rules and regulations of Chapter 21.20 RCW, which is also referred to as the Washington State Securities Act.

If the principal fails to conduct business ethically and lawfully, a claim can be filed against the bond. If the claim is validated, the bond protects harmed parties from financial loss up to the full penal sum of the bond. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

Mortgage broker-dealer surety bonds in Washington expire when the principal’s registration is withdrawn, terminated through non-renewal or revoked by the Securities Division. The surety can cancel the bond by giving written notice of cancellation via registered mail to the principal and the division. Cancellation becomes effective 30 days after the division receives the notice and with sufficient proof of the receipt of the notice by the principal.

Visit the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions website for more information about how to become licensed as a broker-dealer.

Mortgage Broker and Mortgage Broker Independent Contractor Bonds

Surety bonds to operate mortgage broker businesses with and without independent contractors in Washington are put in place to ensure that principals (mortgage brokers) and their employees, loan originators and, if applicable, independent contractors abide by each and every provision of Chapter 19.146 of the Revised Code of Washington, which is also known as the Mortgage Broker Practices Act, and all rules made by the Director of the Department of Financial Institutions. If the principal fails to comply with these terms, the bond protects any person who suffers financial loss as a result of the principal’s actions up to the full amount of the bond. The principal must reimburse the surety for all damages paid out.

Washington mortgage broker business bonds remain effective until canceled by the surety. The surety can cancel the bond by giving written notice of cancellation to the director. Cancellation becomes effective 30 days after the notice is received.

Visit the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions website for more information about how to become licensed as a mortgage broker.

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