SAFE Act – In Regulation G, what is the de minimis exception?

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Q:  In Regulation G, what is the de minimis exception?
 
A: The SAFE Act regulation provides an exception to the MLO registration requirements for any employee of a covered financial institution who has never been registered or licensed through the Registry as an MLO if during the past 12 months the employee acted as an MLO for five or fewer residential mortgage loans.
 
When an institution relies on the de minimis exception in lieu of registration, the MLO employee must register prior to originating the sixth residential mortgage loan within 12 months. Covered financial institutions are prohibited from engaging in any acts or practices to evade the registration requirement.
 
 
This can be found in the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection’s Regulation G, 12 CFR 1007, which may be found here:   https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=1b79f32f7881a1ba9f373f9eefbc84e8&mc=true&node=se12.8.1007_1101&rgn=div8
 

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