Consumer Finance

ORS 725.140
Issuance of license

  • conditions


Conditioned upon an applicant’s compliance with this chapter and the payment of the license fee, the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, within 90 days after the date the applicant filed the application described in ORS 725.120 (Application for license), shall disapprove the application or shall issue and deliver a license to the applicant to make loans in accordance with this chapter at the location specified in the application. However, before issuing a license, the director must first find upon investigation that:


The financial responsibility, experience, character and general fitness of the applicant, and of the applicant’s members if the applicant is a partnership or association, and of the applicant’s officers and directors if the applicant is a corporation, are such as to command the confidence of the community and to warrant the belief that the business will be operated honestly, fairly and efficiently within the purposes of this chapter;


Grounds to disapprove an application described in ORS 725.145 (Disapproval of application for license) do not exist and that, in the judgment of the director, no other reasons or conditions warrant the refusal to grant a license; and


The applicant obtained a corporate surety bond that meets the requirements specified in ORS 86A.227 (Corporate surety bond required) if the applicant employs or intends to employ a mortgage loan originator, as defined in ORS 86A.200 (Definitions), or is otherwise subject to ORS 86A.200 (Definitions) to 86A.239 (Display of license and unique identifier).


A license issued under this section is a continuing license and remains in full force and effect until the licensee surrenders the license as provided in ORS 725.250 (Surrender of license) or the director revokes or suspends the license as provided in ORS 725.230 (Revocation and suspension of licenses).


The director, consistent with the requirements of this chapter, may issue a license under this section by means of an agreement with the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and may, by rule, conform the practices, procedures and information that the Department of Consumer and Business Services uses to issue a license to the requirements of the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System. [Amended by 1955 c.71 §5; 1963 c.167 §1; 1977 c.135 §50; 1985 c.762 §115; 1999 c.469 §2; 2009 c.863 §34; 2019 c.106 §6]


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Mar. 11, 2023