Mortgage Brokers, Lenders and Originators

The Department has regulatory authority over certain residential mortgage brokers, lenders, processors, and mortgage loan originators conducting business in Georgia.  To determine whether or not an entity is licensed or registered by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, refer to the options below. 

The "Find a Specific Licensee" listing will reflect active and inactive (revoked, suspended, withdrawn, or expired) broker, lender and processor licensees.  The Excel file is a listing of ACTIVE broker, lender and processor licensees.  Use the NMLS Consumer Access portal to search for mortgage loan originators.

To see outstanding Administrative Actions on both licensed and unlicensed entities, go to the Cease and Desist and Consent Orders search to see the complete listing of outstanding administrative actions. 

Search Options  - Note: Data is updated nightly (Monday - Friday)

NMLS Consumer Access is a free service for consumers to confirm that the financial-services company or professional with whom they wish to conduct business is authorized to conduct business in their state. Information made available through NMLS Consumer AccessSM is derived from NMLS (Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry or Nationwide Multistate Licensing System), the financial services industry's online registration and licensing database.

Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) Resources (State-Licensed MLOs)

Please note that the NMLSR federal registration process must be utilized if you are an employee of a bank, bank subsidiary or a credit union.  As required under federal law, residential mortgage loan originators employed by banks, savings associations, credit unions, or Farm Credit System institutions must register with the registry, obtain a unique identifier from the registry, and maintain their registrations.  Further information regarding the registry and the registration process is available at the registry's website: 

Q&A - GRMA and SAFE Act Applicability to Real Estate Brokers - Posted 4/29/2010

Georgia Fair Lending Act (GAFLA) Resources and Information