2019 California Code
Financial Code - FIN
DIVISION 7 - INDUSTRIAL LOAN COMPANIES
CHAPTER 6 - Prohibited Practices and Penalties
Section 18455.

Universal Citation: CA Fin Code § 18455 (2019)
18455.  

An industrial loan company shall not, directly or indirectly, make any loan to, or purchase a contract, loan, or chose in action from, hold a lease obligation of, or purchase a lease contract from, any of the following:

(a) A person who is an officer or director of the industrial loan company or of its holding or affiliated company.

(b) A person who is a holder of record or beneficiary of the shares of the industrial loan company or of any holding or affiliated company. This restriction shall not apply to persons holding less than 10 percent of the shares of a holding company or affiliated company that is exempt from the qualification requirements of the Corporate Securities Law of 1968 contained in Section 25130 of the Corporations Code, pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 25101 of the Corporations Code.

(c) A person in which an officer or director of the industrial loan company or of any holding or affiliated company directly or indirectly is financially interested, directly or indirectly.

(d) A person in which the holder of record or beneficiary of the shares of the industrial loan company or of any holding or affiliated company directly or indirectly is financially interested, directly or indirectly. This restriction shall not apply to persons holding less than 10 percent of the shares of a holding company or affiliated company that is exempt from the qualification requirements of the Corporate Securities Law of 1968 contained in Section 25130 of the Corporations Code, pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 25101 of the Corporations Code.

(e) A person who acquired those contracts directly or indirectly or through intervening assignments from a person described in subdivision (a), (b), (c), or (d).

Any officer, director, or shareholder of an industrial loan company who directly or indirectly makes or procures, or participates in making or procuring, a loan or contract in violation of this section or knowingly approves the same is personally liable for any loss resulting to an industrial loan company from the loan or contract, in addition to any other penalties provided by law.

(f) The prohibition contained in this section shall not apply to the purchase by an industrial loan company of a contract, loan, or chose in action from a finance lender, as described in Section 22009, a mortgage broker, a mortgage banker, a real estate broker or other licensed lender, provided written authorization for the purchase is obtained from the commissioner.

(g) The prohibition contained in this section shall not apply to the purchase of life insurance by an industrial loan company on behalf of an officer or director as part of the officer’s or director’s employee benefit plan package.

(h) The prohibition contained in this section shall not apply to the following transactions:

(1) A transaction between an industrial loan company and a subsidiary corporation or other entity in which the industrial loan company is the owner of 50 percent or more of the common stock or equity interest, or directly controls the management of the corporation or other entity.

(2) The purchase of loans or other obligations by an industrial loan company from an affiliated company pursuant to a sale and repurchase agreement.

(Amended by Stats. 1997, Ch. 201, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1998.)

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