2017 Indiana Code
TITLE 23. Business and other Associations
CHAPTER 5. Loan Brokers
23-2-5-20. Prohibited acts

Universal Citation: IN Code § 23-2-5-20 (2017)
IC 23-2-5-20 Prohibited acts

     Sec. 20. (a) A person shall not, in connection with a contract for the services of a loan broker, either directly or indirectly, do any of the following:

(1) Employ any device, scheme, or artifice to defraud.

(2) Make any untrue statements of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements made, in the light of circumstances under which they are made, not misleading.

(3) Engage in any act, practice, or course of business that operates or would operate as a fraud or deceit upon any person.

(4) Collect or solicit any consideration, except a bona fide third party fee, in connection with a residential mortgage loan until the loan has been closed.

(5) Receive any funds if the person knows that the funds were generated as a result of a fraudulent act.

(6) File or cause to be filed with a county recorder any document that the person knows:

(A) contains:

(i) a misstatement; or

(ii) an untrue statement;

of a material fact; or

(B) omits a statement of a material fact that is necessary to make the statements that are made, in the light of circumstances under which they are made, not misleading.

(7) Knowingly release or disclose the unencrypted, unredacted personal information of one (1) or more borrowers or prospective borrowers, unless the personal information is used in an activity authorized by the borrower or prospective borrower under one (1) or more of the following circumstances:

(A) The personal information is:

(i) included on an application form or another form; or

(ii) transmitted as part of an application process or an enrollment process.

(B) The personal information is used to obtain a consumer report (as defined in IC 24-5-24-2) for an applicant for credit.

(C) The personal information is used to establish, amend, or terminate an account, a contract, or a policy, or to confirm the accuracy of the personal information.

However, personal information allowed to be disclosed under this subdivision may not be printed in whole or in part on a postcard or other mailer that does not require an envelope, or in a manner that makes the personal information visible on an envelope or a mailer without the envelope or mailer being opened.

(8) Engage in any reckless or negligent activity allowing the release or disclosure of the unencrypted, unredacted personal information of one (1) or more borrowers or prospective borrowers. An activity described in this subdivision includes an action prohibited by section 18(d) of this chapter.

(9) Knowingly bribe, coerce, or intimidate another person to corrupt or improperly influence the independent judgment of a real estate appraiser with respect to the value of any real estate offered as security for a residential mortgage loan, as prohibited by section 9.1(d) of this chapter.

(10) Violate any of the following:

(A) The federal Truth in Lending Act (15 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.).

(B) The federal Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (12 U.S.C. 2601 et seq.), as amended.

(C) The federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act (15 U.S.C. 1691 et seq.).

(D) Any other federal law or regulation concerning residential mortgage lending.

     (b) A person who commits an act described in subsection (a) is subject to sections 10, 11.5, 14, 15, and 16 of this chapter.

As added by P.L.247-1987, SEC.7. Amended by P.L.113-1992, SEC.9; P.L.230-1999, SEC.12; P.L.115-2001, SEC.5; P.L.145-2008, SEC.18; P.L.156-2009, SEC.14; P.L.114-2010, SEC.8.


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