2013 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 37 - Consumer Protection Code
CHAPTER 3 - LOANS
SECTION 37-3-501. Definitions: "supervised loan"; "supervised lender"; "restricted loan"; "restricted lender".


SC Code § 37-3-501 (2013) What's This?

(1) "Supervised loan" means a consumer loan in which the rate of the loan finance charge exceeds twelve percent per year as determined according to the provisions on the loan finance charge for consumer loans (Section 37-3-201). A supervised loan does not include:

(a) a mortgage loan as defined in Section 37-22-110(30); or

(b) a closed-end credit transaction, with an original repayment term of less than one hundred twenty days, unsecured by any interest in the consumer's personal property or secured by personal property, excluding motor vehicles that are free of any other liens or encumbrances, that does not have a market value that reasonably secures the amount of the loan, and the consumer:

(i) receives funds from and incurs interest or a fee payable to a creditor, and contemporaneously with, or any time after, the receipt of funds, provides a check or other payment instrument to the creditor who agrees with the consumer not to deposit or present the check or payment instrument; or

(ii) receives funds from and incurs interest or a fee payable to a creditor, and contemporaneously with, or any time after, the receipt of funds, authorizes the creditor to initiate a debit or debits to the consumer's deposit account by electronic fund transfer or a remotely created check or remotely created consumer item as defined in Section 36-3-103(16).

The provisions of subitem (b) do not apply to credit unions, bank holding companies, banks, or financial institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

(2) "Supervised lender" means a person authorized to make or take assignments of supervised loans.

(3) "Restricted loan" means a supervised loan made by a restricted lender pursuant to and in compliance with Chapter 29 of Title 34 (The South Carolina Consumer Finance Act).

(4) "Restricted lender" means a person licensed pursuant to Chapter 29 of Title 34 to make loans under that chapter (The South Carolina Consumer Finance Act).

HISTORY: 1976 Act No. 686 Section 2; 1982 Act No. 385, Section 38; 1995 Act No. 135, Section 12; 2009 Act No. 67, Section 4.C, eff January 1, 2010; 2010 Act No. 287, Section 4.A, eff June 29, 2010.

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