Texas Mortgage Banking Disclosure
Pursuant to the requirements of section 157.007 of the Mortgage Banker Registration and Residential Mortgage Loan Originator Act, Chapter 157, Texas Finance Code, you are hereby notified of the following: Consumers wishing to file a complaint against a Mortgage Banker or a licensed Mortgage Banker Residential Mortgage Loan Originator should complete and send a complaint form to the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, 2601 N Lamar, Suite 201, Austin, TX 78705.
Complaint forms and instructions may be downloaded and printed from the department’s website at www.sml.texas.gov. A toll-free consumer hotline is available at 1-877-276-5550. The department maintains a recovery fund to make payments of certain actual out of pocket damages sustained by borrowers caused by acts of a licensed mortgage banker residential mortgage loan originator. A written application for reimbursement from the recovery fund must be filed with and investigated by the department prior to the payment of a claim. For more information about the recovery fund, please consult the department’s website at www.sml.texas.gov.
Important Information about Procedures for Opening a New Account
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account (e.g., establishes a formal relationship by means of a loan application)
What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.