Consumer Finance

ORS 725.145
Disapproval of application for license

The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may disapprove an application for a license if a person named in the application submitted pursuant to ORS 725.120 (Application for license):


Is insolvent, either in the sense that the person’s liabilities exceed the person’s assets or that the person cannot meet the person’s obligations as they mature, or is in such financial condition that the person cannot continue in business with safety to the person’s customers;


Has engaged in dishonest, fraudulent or illegal practices or conduct in any business or profession;


Has knowingly or repeatedly violated or failed to comply with any provision of the Oregon Bank Act, the Oregon Credit Union Act, the Oregon Consumer Finance Act or the Pawnbrokers Act, or any administrative rule or order adopted under an Act identified in this subsection;


Has been convicted of a crime, an essential element of which is fraud;


Is permanently or temporarily enjoined by a court of competent jurisdiction from engaging in or continuing any conduct or practice involving an aspect of the consumer finance business;


Is the subject of an order of the director subjecting the person to a civil penalty under the Bank Act or ORS chapter 723 or this chapter, or removing the person from an office in any entity regulated under the Bank Act or ORS chapter 723 or this chapter; or


Is the subject of an order that was issued by the regulatory authority of another state or of the federal government with authority over banking institutions, savings associations, credit unions or consumer finance companies, that was entered within the past five years and that subjects the person to a civil penalty or removes the person from an office in a state banking institution, a national bank, a state or federal savings association, a state or federal credit union or a consumer finance company. [1977 c.135 §48; 1985 c.762 §116; 1987 c.373 §68; 1987 c.650 §11; 2009 c.541 §44; 2011 c.597 §293]


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May 26, 2023