Statement from Commissioner Pieciak: DFR staff continue to work remotely and will do so until further notice. The department is still conducting business, however there may be some temporary delays in DFR services. 

Litigation Funding Company

The State of Vermont participates in the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS).  All applications for a lender license must be submitted through NMLS.

Frequently Asked Questions

Reports

Vermont Annual Report Template

Vermont Related/Referenced Statutes and Regulations


Who is required to have this registration?

Any company who engages in the business of entering into a nonrecourse transaction in which the company purchases and a consumer assigns to the company a contingent right to receive an amount of the potential net proceeds of a settlement or judgment obtained from the consumer’s legal claim. If no proceeds or net proceeds are obtained, the consumer is not required to repay the company the funded amount or charges.

Who does not need this license?

No exceptions are identified in statute.

What are the fees?

Application:

$500.00 (includes a $200 Licensing Fee and a $300 Investigative Fee)

Renewal:

  • $100.00 Annual NMLS processing fee
  • $200.00 Renewal Fee 
What are the prerequisites for license application?
  • Bond amount: $ 50,000.00, minimum amount  or such sum as the commissioner may require.
  • Registered Agent recorded with the Vermont Secretary of State.

Contact Information

Department of Financial Regulation
Consumer Services 
89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05620 - 3101

802-828-3301
833-DFR-HOTLINE (toll free)
833-337-4685 (toll free)

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