2021 California Code
Financial Code - FIN
DIVISION 7 - INDUSTRIAL LOAN COMPANIES
CHAPTER 6 - Prohibited Practices and Penalties
Section 18437.

Universal Citation: CA Fin Code § 18437 (2021)
18437.  

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), an industrial loan company shall not make loans to, or purchase any obligations from, persons who do not reside or have a place of business in the State of California, unless those loans or obligations comply with all of the following conditions:

(1) If the loan or obligation is unsecured, then only if the loan or obligation bears the unqualified written guaranty of a financially responsible person, considering the amount of the obligation, who resides or has a place of business in the State of California.

(2) If the documents and security for the loan or obligation and all records relating to the transaction are in California at the time the loan or obligation is made or acquired and are thereafter kept in California while the loan or obligation remains unsatisfied, except that where the security is aircraft, the security need not be in California at the time the loan or obligation is made or acquired, nor need it thereafter be held in California while the loan or obligation remains unsatisfied.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), an industrial loan company may make loans to, or purchase any obligations from, persons who do not reside or have a place of business in the State of California not to exceed 25 percent, in the aggregate, of an industrial loan company’s total assets. Upon application to and approval by the commissioner, an industrial loan company may increase its loans to, or purchases of obligations from, persons who do not reside or have a place of business in this state not to exceed 50 percent, in the aggregate, of an industrial loan company’s total assets. The application shall include all of the following information:

(1) A description of the company’s proposed plan of business.

(2) The character, business qualifications, and other experience of the proposed officers and managers directing the line of business for which authorization is requested.

(3) Any other facts and circumstances bearing on the proposal that, as determined by the commissioner, may be relevant.

(c) This section does not apply to loans made to, or acquired from, persons who do not reside or have a place of business in this state if all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The loans are for the purchase or refinance of single- or multi-family residential property or nonresidential property.

(2) The loans are salable in the secondary market as evidenced by commitments to buy by a buyer in the secondary market.

(3) The loans are owned by the industrial loan company for 90 days or less.

(Amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 345, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2000.)

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