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2021 Statute


16a-1-303.(UCCC) Residential mortgage loan originator; definitions. Other definitions appearing in this act:

(1) "Residential mortgage loan originator" means an individual:

(a) Who engages in residential mortgage loan origination on behalf of a single supervised lender;

(b) whose conduct of residential mortgage loan origination is the responsibility of the licensed supervised lender;

(c) who takes a residential mortgage loan application or offers or negotiates terms of a residential mortgage loan for compensation or gain or in the expectation of compensation or gain; and

(d) whose job responsibilities include contact with borrowers during the loan origination process, which can include soliciting, negotiating, acquiring, arranging or making mortgage loans for others, obtaining personal or financial information, assisting with the preparation of loan applications or other documents, quoting loan rates or terms or providing required disclosures. It does not include any individual engaged solely as a loan processor or underwriter.

(2) "Loan processor or underwriter" means an individual who performs clerical or support duties as an employee at the direction and subject to the supervision and instruction of a person registered, or exempt from registration, under this act.

(a) For purposes of this subsection, the term "clerical or support duties" may include subsequent to the receipt of an application:

(i) The receipt, collection, distribution and analysis of information common for the processing or underwriting of a residential mortgage loan; and

(ii) communicating with a consumer to obtain the information necessary for the processing or underwriting of a loan, to the extent that such communication does not include offering or negotiating loan rates or terms or counseling consumers about residential mortgage loan rates or terms.

(b) An individual engaging solely in loan processor or underwriter activities shall not represent to the public, through advertising or other means of communicating or providing information including the use of business cards, stationery, brochures, signs, rate lists, or other promotional items, that such individual can or will perform any of the activities of a residential mortgage loan originator.

(3) "Nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry" means a mortgage licensing system developed and maintained by the conference of state bank supervisors and the American association of residential mortgage regulators for the licensing and registration of licensed mortgage loan originators.

(4) "Residential mortgage loan" means any loan or contract for deed primarily for personal, family or household use that is secured by a mortgage, deed of trust or other equivalent consensual security interest on a dwelling, as defined in section 103(v) of the truth in lending act, 15 U.S.C. § 1602(v), or residential real estate located in this state upon which a dwelling is constructed or intended to be constructed, including the renewal or refinancing of any such loan.

(5) "Registrant" means any individual who holds a valid registration to engage in residential mortgage loan origination in this state.

(6) "Unique identifier" means a number or other identifier assigned by protocols established by the nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry.

History: L. 1973, ch. 85, § 13; L. 2009, ch. 29, § 15; July 1.

2022. Powered by KLISS. Rendered: 2022-12-08T02:35:33. Head Rev No: 883089(I)