Mortgage Lending

ORS 86A.227
Corporate surety bond required

  • right of action
  • rules


A person that employs a mortgage loan originator shall file with the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services a corporate surety bond that runs to the State of Oregon and that covers each mortgage loan originator the person employs. The corporate surety bond must be issued by a corporate surety or an insured institution, as defined in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act), that is authorized to transact business in this state.


The director by rule shall:


Prescribe the form of the corporate surety bond;


Require the person to maintain the corporate surety bond in an amount that reflects the dollar amount of the loans the person originated or in a minimum amount the director specifies; and


Prescribe other requirements for the corporate surety bond as are necessary to accomplish the purposes of ORS 86A.200 (Definitions) to 86A.239 (Display of license and unique identifier).


A right of action against the corporate surety bond required under this section exists to the same extent that a right of action exists under ORS 86A.151 (Liability of person that employs mortgage loan originator).


The director may require the person to file a new corporate surety bond if an action is commenced against the corporate surety bond on file with the director. The person shall file a new corporate surety bond immediately if a recovery is obtained against the bond. [2009 c.863 §9]


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Mar. 11, 2023