December of 2016, the District amended the Department of Insurance and Securities Regulation Establishment Act of 1996 to create a Student Loan Ombudsman within the Department of Insurance, Securities, and Banking which regulates student loan servicers. The Act defines a servicer as, "a person or entity, whether located within or outside the District, responsible for the servicing of a student education loan of a student loan borrower." A student loan servicer bond is one of the requirements of registration with the Department.
Pursuant to subsection (D), an applicant must file a surety bond in an amount determined by the Mayor to be used for the recovery of damages incurred by a student loan borrower as the result of a licensee's noncompliance with the requirements of this act or the recovery of fees or expenses levied against said licensee. The Department initially fixed the DC student loan servicer bond requirement at $50,000.
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