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Division of Banking & Financial Institutions


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Industry Information


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NMLS Transition

New Financial Service Related Licenses:

Montana will begin managing Consumer Loan Licenses, Deferred Deposit Lender Licenses, Escrow Business Licenses and Sales Finance Company Licenses on the NMLS on July 1, 2014. Companies who hold these licenses should review the Transition Plan for complete information:


A free webinar related to the transition of these license types to the NMLS will be held on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 2-4 p.m. (EST).   Link to registration.


Consumer Information


The Montana $aves $cavenger Hunt is for Montana students between the ages of 14 and 19 who are interested in the benefits of saving. With their successful completion of the Montana $aves $cavenger Hunt they will become eligible for drawing for one of 31 cash drawingss of $100 during America Saves week February 24 – March 1, 2014. These cash drawings are available to Montana students courtesy of The First Interstate BancSystem Foundation and Montana Credit Unions for Community Development. Students must complete the activities between November 15, 2013 and February 15, 2014.

Mortgage Licensee Alert

  • The Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions is adopting the National SAFE MLO Test Component with uniform state content effective July 1, 2013. Montana is the 30th state agency that will no longer require a second state-specific test component to be taken by mortgage loan originators (MLOs) seeking licensure with their state agencies. See Uniform State Test Implementation Information

Consumer Alerts


Consumer Alerts, Press Releases & News

Anti-Money Laundering and Suspicious Activity Reports

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 4:10:14 PM

This is a compliance reminder pertaining to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) final rule that requires non-bank residential mortgage lenders and mortgage originators to establish anti-money laundering (AML) policies and to file suspicious

Mortgage Servicer Licensing Required October 1st 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011 1:39:53 PM

Mortgage Servicer Licensing Required October 1, 2011

Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions Receives Reaccreditation

Thursday, December 16, 2010 1:37:53 PM

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) this week announced that the Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions has received its second consecutive accreditation.

Consumer Alert from State Banking Division on Unlicensed Internet Lenders

Thursday, December 16, 2010 1:35:42 PM

Press Release concerning unlicensed Internet lenders.

Banking Division Announces Participation in Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 2:40:01 PM

Annie Goodwin, Commissioner of Banking and Financial Institutions, today announced that, starting January 4, 2010, the Montana Division of Banking and Financial Institutions will begin participation in the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System.

Industry Deadlines 

  • Mortgage Call Reports Q4 (2013) - Due February 14, 2014
  • Consumer Loan Annual Report - Due April 15, 2014 

Banking Board Meeting