2020 California Code
Financial Code - FIN
DIVISION 20.5 - EXCHANGE FACILITATORS
Section 51003.

Universal Citation: CA Fin Code § 51003 (2020)
51003.  

(a) A person who engages in business as an exchange facilitator shall at all times comply with one or more of the following:

(1) Maintain a fidelity bond or bonds in an amount not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000), executed by an insurer authorized to do business in this state or an eligible surplus line insurer pursuant to Section 1765.1 of the Insurance Code.

(2) Deposit an amount of cash or securities or irrevocable letters of credit in an amount not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000) in an interest-bearing deposit account or a money market account with the financial institution of the person’s choice. Interest on that amount shall accrue to the exchange facilitator.

(3) Deposit all exchange funds in a qualified escrow account or qualified trust, as those terms are defined under Treasury Regulation 1.1031(k)-1(g)(3), with a financial institution and provide that any withdrawals from that escrow account or trust require that person’s and the client’s written authorization.

(b) A person who engages in business as an exchange facilitator may maintain a bond or bonds or deposit an amount of cash or securities or irrevocable letters of credit in excess of the minimum required amounts.

(c) If the person engaging in business as an exchange facilitator is listed as a named insured on one or more fidelity bonds that total at least one million dollars ($1,000,000), the requirements of this section shall be deemed satisfied.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 83, Sec. 2. (AB 315) Effective July 15, 2011. Operative July 21, 2011, by Sec. 34 of Stats. 2011, Ch. 83.)

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