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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.

November 8, 2004

Surety Solutions Inception

Surety Solutions Grand Opening

Surety Solutions’ inception.

November 8, 2004

December 17, 2004

First Bond Issued

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

December 17, 2004

January 1, 2008

NMLS Goes Live

NMLS - Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System

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.

January 1, 2008

April 11, 2011

Corban Enns Calls Tim Doyle

Corban Enns on the phone with 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.

April 11, 2011

February 6, 2012

Corban speaks at NMLS Annual Conference

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

February 6, 2012

February 26, 2013

Corban Speaks at 2nd NMLS Annual Conference

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.

February 26, 2013

February 18, 2014

Corban Speaks at 3rd NMLS Annual Conference

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

February 18, 2014

February 16, 2015

Corban Speaks at 4th NMLS Annual Conference

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

February 16, 2015

June 18, 2015

75 Phone Calls Are Made

CSBS Logo

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

June 18, 2015

September 21, 2015

720 Emails Exchanged

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

September 21, 2015

September 29, 2015

Pre-Phase I

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.

September 29, 2015

January 25, 2016

Phase I of the NMLS ESB Begins

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

January 25, 2016

January 26, 2016

Surety Solutions signs up in the NMLS

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

January 26, 2016

February 16, 2016

Corban Speaks at NMLS Conference for 5th Time

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

February 16, 2016

August 25, 2016

9 States Announce Adoption of NMLS ESB

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

August 25, 2016

September 12, 2016

Phase II of NMLS ESB Begins

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

September 12, 2016

September 14, 2016

Surety Solutions Issues First Bond

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.

September 14, 2016

October 11, 2016

Surety Solutions Begins Converting Bonds

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

October 11, 2016
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