Why become a member?
Serving the real estate finance industry, the various MERS® systems are designed to save time and money, and streamline business and operational processes through the use of electronic commerce.
Who can become a member?
Membership is open to originators, servicers, lenders, brokers, vendors serving the mortgage industry and government institutions, who may apply for membership to one of the following:
- MERS® Residential: Also known as the MERS® System, is the electronic registry that tracks servicing rights and beneficial ownership interests in residential mortgage loans.
- MERS® Commercial: The commercial version of MERS® Residential, MERS® Commercial eliminates the repurchase risk and costs associated with preparing, recording and tracking mortgage assignments for the CMBS and multifamily marketplace. Membership is open to companies that serve the multi-family and commercial-backed real estate marketplace.
- MERS® eRegistry: The legal system of record that identifies the owner (Controller) and custodian (Location) for registered eNotes, providing greater liquidity, transferability and security for lenders. Membership to the MERS® System is a requirement for use of the MERS® eRegistry.
- MERS® Link: Subscription-based website that allows subscribers to retrieve information on the current servicer and investor of a mortgage registered on MERS® Residential. Subscriptions are available to anyone.
- MERS® ServicerID: Free service to look up the current servicer and investor of loans registered on MERS® Residential. Available online and via toll-free number: (888) 679-6377.
For questions on membership or any of the products and services listed above, please contact your regional director.
We look forward to helping you get MERS® Ready.
To search for a MERS® Ready member, please click here. To search for a word within the organization name, put percentage marks ("%") before and after the word (i.e., type "%Financial%" to search for any company that contains the word "Financial.") If you are searching for a company name that begins with the word "Financial," there is no need to place the percentage marks before and after the word.