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The story of Surety Solutions begins in New Zealand. The story of the NMLS ESB begins with a phone call.

Discover the story of the NMLS ESB and Surety Solutions’ involvement below.


Surety Solutions Inception

November 8, 2004

Surety Solutions Inception

Surety Solutions’ inception.  

First Bond Issued

December 17, 2004

Surety Solutions’ first client is Starpointe Mortgage who secured a $20,000 Illinois Mortgage bond for a whopping $60.

NMLS Goes Live

January 1, 2008

NMLS Goes Live

NMLS is created by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR). Operations begin in January 2008.

Corban Enns Calls Tim Doyle

April 11, 2011

Corban Enns Calls Tim Doyle

Corban Enns reaches out to Tim Doyle, Senior Vice President of the CSBS, to discuss including surety bonds as a topic at the NMLS Annual Conference.

Corban speaks at NMLS Annual Conference

February 6, 2012

Corban Enns speaks at the NMLS Annual Conference for the first time.

Corban Speaks at 2nd NMLS Annual Conference

February 26, 2013

Corban speaks at the NMLS Annual Conference for the 2nd time. He brings with him a panel of surety experts. His session is rated one of the highest the NMLS Annual Conference has seen.

Corban Speaks at 3rd NMLS Annual Conference

February 18, 2014

Corban speaks for the 3rd time at the NMLS Annual Conference. The session is rated high, again.

Corban Speaks at 4th NMLS Annual Conference

February 16, 2015

Corban speaks for the 4th time at the NMLS Annual Conference. He is invited back again year after year.

75 Phone Calls Are Made

June 18, 2015

75 Phone Calls Are Made

Over the course of the next year, 75 phone calls are made where Surety Solutions is engaged with the CSBS team.

720 Emails Exchanged

September 21, 2015

720 emails are exchanged relating to CSBS material and the NMLS ESB.

Pre-Phase I

September 29, 2015

Documents are drafted to move the surety bond component of licensing into the NMLS System. The CSBS begins connecting with surety companies through the SFAA (Surety & Fidelity Association of America) and surety agencies through the NASBP (National Association of

Phase I of the NMLS ESB Begins

January 25, 2016

Phase I of NMLS ESB begins. Phase I includes the implementation of account creation and association for surety companies and surety bond producers.

Surety Solutions signs up in the NMLS

January 26, 2016

Surety Solutions is the first agency to sign up in the NMLS, less than 5 hours after the NMLS ESB goes live.

Corban Speaks at NMLS Conference for 5th Time

February 16, 2016

For a 5th year in a row, Corban speaks at the NMLS Annual Conference. Ratings for the surety breakout session are high.

9 States Announce Adoption of NMLS ESB

August 25, 2016

Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming announce adoption of NMLS ESB. Indiana is the first state to announce adoption.

Phase II of NMLS ESB Begins

September 12, 2016

Phase II begins. Phase II includes the implementation of bond issuance, tracking, and maintenance for select states.

Surety Solutions Issues First Bond

September 14, 2016

Just two days after the NMLS ESB goes live, Surety Solutions’ issues its first new bond. The bond is a $25,000 WY Mortgage Lender/Broker Bond.

Surety Solutions Begins Converting Bonds

October 11, 2016

Surety Solutions begins converting bonds in-house for clients whose bonds have a conversion deadline in the year 2016.

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