Licensing Specialist

United States Legal and Compliance

Blend helps lenders maximize their digital agility. Our digital lending platform is used by Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, and other leading financial institutions to increase customer acquisition, improve productivity, and accelerate the delivery of any banking product across every channel. Through our software, we enable our customers to process an average of more than $5 billion in loans per day, helping consumers get into homes and gain access to the capital they need to lead better lives.

 

Blend is looking for an experienced Licensing Specialist to join our Legal & Compliance team who’s motivated to solve hard problems—the more complex the better. As a Licensing Specialist, you’ll provide support for initiating licensing efforts, maintaining, renewing, and responding to regulatory responses, examination requests, and overseeing internal audits. This role is a phenomenal opportunity to be part of a growing team and work on cutting edge issues in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

Blend’s Legal & Compliance team helps navigate a growing FinTech company through an evolving and complex financial legal and regulatory environment, while also facilitating the growth of Insurance, Title, and Real Estate subsidiaries. We enable our industry partners to continuously refine, build, and do business on our innovative business-to-business SaaS platform and other groundbreaking technology initiatives.

How you'll contribute: 

  • Monitor and maintain entity and individual resident and non-resident licenses for property & casualty insurance, mortgage, title, and real estate licenses
  • Ensure submission of new and renewal license applications is accurate and completed in a timely fashion
  • Track and provide notice of all upcoming licensing deadlines and reporting, including applicable compliance requirements
  • Coordinate with licensees to gather continuing education, and other required details for renewals
  • Coordinate the gathering of documentation requested by state and federal examiners
  • Maintain a tracking system to monitor for deadlines and due dates of various filings and reports
  • Process license change requests such as name changes, address changes and disclosable events 
  • Address all deficiencies or inquiries from state regulators 
  • Document and maintain accurate internal records
  • Monitor internal termination notices and process terminations 
  • Process individual licensee underwriter and carrier appointment 
  • Process monthly agency affiliations 
  • Participate in implementation of systems and processes
  • Manage and support internal audits
  • Work with the broader Legal & Compliance team to support and continuously improve compliance processes

Who you are: 

  • 3+ years of experience in corporate compliance and/or regulatory matters managing licensing processes, preferably at a financial or insurance institution
  • Familiar with state regulatory bodies as they interact with either mortgage, title, property & casualty insurance, and/or real estate licensing
  • Exceptionally organized, detail-oriented and professional
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must work well within fixed deadlines
  • Strong work ethic with the ability to prioritize and prioritize high volume workload
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize workload under time pressure

Bonus Points: 

  • Experience building and/or maintaining an internal audit system
  • Relevant legal/compliance experience in the title insurance, realty, and/or property and casualty insurance space
  • Mortgage licensing and NMLS experience

Benefits and Perks: 

  • Meaningful equity and a 401(k) plan
  • Comprehensive health benefits 
  • Wellness benefits covering a variety of wellness activities, fitness classes, fitness equipment and more 
  • Work from home office set up stipend and internet stipend during COVID-19
  • Daily meal stipend during COVID-19 (lunch, dinner, snacks, and Pizza Fridays when working from the office)
  • Company-wide mental health days 
  • Up to 15 days accrued vacation per year
  • 16 weeks of paid parental leave
  • Weekly remote all hands
 
Blend is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity, inclusion and belonging. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in a manner consistent with applicable laws.
 
If you have a disability and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment, please contact Blend at (650) 550-4810 or hraccessibility@blend.com.

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