(1)"Annual percentage rate” or “APR” means the annual percentage rate that every licensee is required by Regulation Z of the Federal Truth in Lending Act (Title I of the Consumer Credit Protection Act) to disclose to each of its credit customers.
(2)“Borrower” means a natural person.
(3)“Branch” means a physical location at which business is conducted and which is required to post a license under 725.160 (Form of license).
(4)“Charges” means any one or more of the fees, premiums or other charges described by ORS 725.340 (Interest and other charges)(2)(a), (3) and (4), and other items charged to a borrower’s account; but the term does not include interest or deferral charges.
(5)“Deferral charges” means the additional charge assessed by a licensee made for deferring all unpaid installments as provided by ORS 725.340 (Interest and other charges)(2)(b). Deferral charges do not apply to loans with a single payment payback feature.
(6)“Director” means the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.
(7)“Finance charge” means the cost of consumer credit as a dollar amount. It includes any charge payable directly or indirectly by the consumer and imposed directly or indirectly by the creditor as an incident to or a condition of the extension of credit. It does not include any charge of a type payable in a comparable cash transaction.
(8)“Formalized grading system” means a formula or computer program that determines the creditworthiness of individual borrowers based on information regarding the borrower’s financial condition, such as the borrower’s income, assets, debts and financial obligations, and the nature and value of any collateral used to secure the loan.
(9)“Fully amortized” means characterized by periodic payments, that if made as scheduled, result in full repayment of the principal and interest owed on a loan by the end of the loan term.
(10)“License” means a consumer finance license required to make consumer finance loans as described in ORS 725.045 (Prohibition on making certain consumer finance loans without license).
(11)“Legally qualified in this state” means a business is qualified to conduct business in this state, having made the appropriate filings with the Secretary of State.
(12)“Licensee” means a person in the business of making loans for periods of more than 60 days that have periodic payments.
(13)“Loan” means a loan that is subject to the Oregon Consumer Finance Act.
(14)“Loan underwriting” means a written or otherwise documented evaluation of the assumption of risk preceding the granting of a loan to a specific borrower, and may be fulfilled through use of a formalized grading system. Loan underwriting may be based on one or more of the following:
(a)Credit information furnished by the borrower, such as employment history, income, and outstanding obligations;
(b)A financial statement that includes income, assets and debts;
(c)Publicly available information concerning the borrower, that may include the borrower’s credit report;
(d)The borrower’s credit needs and willingness and ability to pay, including the nature and value of any collateral used to secure the loan.
(15)“Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry” or “NMLS” means a system that the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators and successors develop and maintain for participating state agencies to use to register and license mortgage loan originators and non-depository companies and made available at www.nationwidelicensingsystem.org.
(16)“Periodic payments” means loan repayments scheduled for monthly or more frequent periods of time.
(17)“Person” means a natural person or an organization, including a corporation, partnership, proprietorship, association, limited liability company, or cooperative.
(18)“Register” means entering the general information into the NMLS that is required to utilize the system for licensing and renewal.
Rule 441-730-0010 — Definitions,