Atlanta, GA – October 30, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — On October 29, 2009, an Order to Cease and Desist issued by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance (“Department”) to Mountain States Mortgage Centers, Inc. located at 1333 E. 9400 South, Sandy, Utah, 84093 became final.
This Order to Cease and Desist was issued by the Department after it obtained evidence that Mountain States Mortgage Centers, Inc. engaged in residential mortgage activities without a license or under an applicable exemption in violation of O.C.G.A. § 7-1-1002.
Pursuant to Georgia law, it is prohibited for any person knowingly to purchase, sell, or transfer a mortgage loan or loan application from or to an entity that is not licensed or exempt from licensing or registration provisions to engage in mortgage broker or lender activities.
The Department has regulatory and/or licensing authority over state-chartered banks, credit unions, trust companies, mortgage brokers, mortgage lenders, mortgage processors, check cashers, sale of check companies, money transmitters, international banking organizations, and bank holding companies conducting business in Georgia. Visit us on the Web at: http://dbf.georgia.gov/