2020 California Code
Financial Code - FIN
CHAPTER 3 - Commercial Loans
ARTICLE 3 - Loan Regulations
Section 22603.

Universal Citation: CA Fin Code § 22603 (2020)

A licensee that is a finance lender shall provide a prospective borrower who has been referred by an unlicensed person the following written statement, in 10-point font or larger, at the time the licensee receives an application for a commercial loan, and shall require the prospective borrower to acknowledge receipt of the statement in writing:

“You have been referred to us by [Name of Unlicensed Person]. If you are approved for the loan, we may pay a fee to [Name of Unlicensed Person] for the successful referral. [Licensee], and not [Name of Unlicensed Person] is the sole party authorized to offer a loan to you. You should ensure that you understand any loan offer we may extend to you before agreeing to the loan terms. If you wish to report a complaint about this loan transaction, you may contact the Department of Business Oversight at 1-866-ASK-CORP (1-866-275-2677), or file your complaint online at www.dbo.ca.gov.”

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 761, Sec. 2. (SB 197) Effective January 1, 2016.)

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