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The Problem

LICENSING IS A NEVER-ENDING CYCLE OF COMPLEXITY

Requirements are constantly changing and each jurisdiction has different applications, fees, and timing.

The end result? You spend way too much money, time, and energy trying to keep up with complex and confusing licensing requirements that don’t add to your bottom line.

TOO MUCH IS AT STAKE TO LET LICENSING TO GET BETWEEN YOU AND SUCCESS

Why Us?

TRUST US WITH THE BURDEN OF Lender LICENSING

Creating more than 45,000 filings each year, our team works on your behalf to navigate the complexities of licensing lending laws and regulations. We work hard so that you can stay focused on your bottom line.

With Cornerstone, you’ll gain:

an advocate who knows the state regulators

quick access to a dedicated licensing specialist

a comprehensive online licensing portal

the ease of timely licensing report generation

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I wouldn’t be able to do this job if it wasn’t for Cornerstone. Cornerstone is my lifeline.
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THE SPECIALISTS ARE GREAT! THEY ARE KNOWLEDGEABLE, EFFICIENT, THOROUGH, AND FRIENDLY!
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I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH CORNERSTONE FOR YEARS NOW. I WAS SUDDENLY ASKED TO TAKE ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF LICENSES FOR OUR COMPANY WITH LITTLE TO NO TRAINING. CORNERSTONE WAS A TREMENDOUS HELP TO ME NAVIGATING THE MANY INS AND OUTS OF THE LICENSING PROCESS.
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Who We Serve

Lenders

The lender licensing process is designed to protect the consumer and can vary based on the jurisdiction and the type of lending activity involved. Common steps and requirements typically include creating a business plan, establishing a legal structure, obtaining any necessary approvals, completing compliance and background checks, obtaining surety bonds, and the completing an application and application fees.

Consumer Lenders

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Consumer lenders are financial institutions that provide loans to individuals for different personal expenses such as buying a house, car, or paying for education. There are many types of consumer lenders, including banks, credit unions, and online lenders. Consumer lending companies that operate in multiple states must ensure that they have a license to operate in each state. This requirement is because each state has its own laws and regulations governing consumer lending. Failure to comply with state laws can result in legal action, including crippling fines, penalties, and orders to stop business operations.

In addition to state licensing requirements, consumer lending companies must comply with federal laws that regulate consumer lending practices. These laws include the Truth in Lending Act, the Military Lending Act, and the Consumer Leasing Act. Compliance with these laws is mandatory, and non-compliance can result in legal action.

Business Lenders

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A business lender is a financial institution or entity that specializes in providing loans and financing solutions to businesses. Business lenders can include traditional banks, credit unions, online lenders, and alternative finance companies.

Licensing requirements for business lenders can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific regulations in place. However, it’s important to note that many business lenders are subject to general financial regulations and oversight as part of the specific licensing requirements. Regulatory compliance, financial regulations, business registration and legal compliance, and anti-money laundering compliance may be a part of the licensing requirements business lenders can expect.

Business lenders are individuals, groups, or financial institutions that provide funds to businesses with the expectation of repayment, including interest and fees. The primary reason that businesses seek out lenders is to secure funding for various purposes such as expanding operations, investing in new equipment, hiring additional staff, or covering operating expenses.

Lenders assess a business’s credit history, debt-to-income ratio, available collateral and capital, among other factors, to determine the likelihood of being repaid.

Student Loan Lenders & Servicers

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A student loan lender is a financial institution or entity that provides loans to students or their parents to finance educational expenses. Licensing requirements vary depending on the jurisdiction and specific regulations required. Generally, obtaining and maintaining licensing involves regulatory compliance, business registration, accreditation and approval, compliance with study loan programs and oversight by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

A student loan servicer is a company or organization that manages the administrative tasks and services related to student loans on behalf of the loan provider or lender. The licensing requirements can vary from state to state, and some states have specific laws governing the licensing and regulation of student loan servicers. The licensing process for student loan servicers may involve meeting certain criteria and demonstrating compliance with applicable laws and regulations. This can include submitting an application, providing background information, financial disclosures, maintaining appropriate bonding or insurance, and demonstrating the ability to effectively manage and service student loan accounts.

The Ombudsman Act requires student loan servicers to comply with specific regulations to ensure that they provide effective services to borrowers. The Act defines the activities that constitute servicing a student education loan and who is considered a student loan borrower. It is important for loan servicers to comply with these regulations to ensure that they provide adequate and effective services to borrowers. The Ombudsman considers any loan used for financing postsecondary education or other related expenses to be a student education loan, except for certain types of loans such as loans secured by real property or vehicle. Loan servicers must ensure that they provide accurate and timely information to and comply with all regulations to ensure that they provide effective services.

Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Companies

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A motor vehicle sales finance company is a specialized financial institution or entity that provides financing options for the purchase of motor vehicles, such as cars, trucks, motorcycles, or recreational vehicles. MVSF’s work closely with automobile dealerships to offer loans or leases to consumers for the purchase of vehicles. Motor vehicle sales finance companies also provide financing options for customers who may not qualify for traditional bank loans. 

Licensing requirements for motor vehicle sales finance companies can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific regulations in place. Key requirements often include business registration, an application, financial requirements, and compliance with consumer protection laws as well as the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Consumer Leasing Act (CLA).

Supervised Lenders

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Supervised lenders are financial institutions that operate under the regulatory supervision of a government agency. These agencies are responsible for ensuring that the lenders operate in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Supervised lenders often offer a range of loan products to consumers, including personal loans, auto loans, and mortgages. This type of lender must adhere to strict guidelines when it comes to lending practices, interest rates, and other terms and conditions of loans. Additionally, they are subject to periodic reviews by regulatory agencies to ensure they are following all applicable rules and regulations. This complexity can be difficult to maneuver successfully. Cornerstone has the tools and experience to guide you safely through the process.

Payday Lenders

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Payday lenders are companies that offer short-term loans to borrowers who need quick cash. These loans typically come with high interest rates and fees. Payday loans are a necessary financial tool for people who don’t have access to other forms of credit. The industry carries a lot of scrutiny due to the negative public opinion on payday lenders. Because of this increased regulatory inspection, ensuring proper licensing is vital to the success of any payday lending agency. Though licensing varies greatly depending upon the jurisdiction, common licensing requirements may include business registration, an application process, financial requirements, as well as compliance with consumer protection and anti-money laundering policies and procedures.

Small Business Lenders

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A small business lender is a financial institution or entity that specializes in providing loans and financing solutions specifically tailored for small businesses. These lenders offer funding to support the growth, operations, and capital needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Small business lenders can include traditional banks, credit unions, online lenders, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), and alternative finance companies. The licensing requirements for small business lenders can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific regulations in place but typically includes regulatory compliance, financial regulations, business registration and legal compliance, as well as anti-money laundering compliance. At Cornerstone, we help lenders stay in compliance with licensing regulations, so they can focus on their customers and growth.

Small Loan Lenders

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Small loan lenders are financial institutions that offer small loans to borrowers who need quick access to cash. These lenders include credit unions, online lenders, and banks. Licensing requirements vary greatly from state to state and it’s important to be aware of the specific requirements in the jurisdiction where you plan to operate. Ensuring you’re properly bonded, licensed, and insured is vital to maintaining good standing with your customers and the state. Cornerstone is well equipped to help in that process.

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