2019 Georgia Code
Title 7 - Banking and Finance
Chapter 7 - Loan Brokers
§ 7-7-2. Prohibited practices by loan brokers

Universal Citation: GA Code § 7-7-2 (2019)
  • No loan broker shall:
    • (1) Engage in unfair or deceptive acts or practices that are declared to be unlawful by Part 2 of Article 15 of Chapter 1 of Title 10, the "Fair Business Practices Act of 1975";

    • (2) Assess, collect, or solicit an advance fee from a borrower to provide services as a loan broker; provided, however, that nothing contained in this paragraph shall preclude a loan broker from soliciting a potential borrower to pay for or preclude a potential borrower from paying for actual services necessary to apply for a loan, including but not limited to a credit check or an appraisal of security where such payment is made by check or money order payable to a party independent of the loan broker;

    • (3) Make or use any false or misleading representations or omit any material fact in the offer or sale of the services of a loan broker or engage, directly or indirectly, in any act that operates or would operate as fraud or deception upon any person in connection with the offer or sale of the services of a loan broker, notwithstanding the absence of reliance by the buyer;

    • (4) Make or use any false or deceptive representation in its business dealings or to the department or conceal a material fact from the department; or

    • (5) Offer the services of a loan broker by making, publishing, disseminating, circulating, or placing before the public within this state an advertisement in a newspaper or other publication or an advertisement in the form of a book, notice, handbill, poster, sign, billboard, bill, circular, pamphlet, letter, photograph, or motion picture or an advertisement circulated by radio, loud-speaker, telephone, television, telegraph, or in any other way, where said offer or advertisement does not disclose the name, business address, and telephone number of the loan broker. For purposes of this Code section, the loan broker shall disclose the actual address and telephone number of the business of the loan broker in addition to the address and telephone number of any forwarding service that the loan broker may use.


Code 1981, § 7-7-2, enacted by Ga. L. 1992, p. 1123, § 1.

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