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6-991.02. Prohibited acts
A. A loan originator acting on the loan originator's own behalf shall not accept any monies or documents in connection with an application for a mortgage loan.
B. An individual is not entitled to receive compensation in connection with arranging for or negotiating a mortgage loan if the individual is not licensed pursuant to this chapter. An individual who is not specifically exempted from licensure pursuant to this article shall not engage in the business of a loan originator with respect to any dwelling in this state without first obtaining and maintaining annually a license pursuant to this article. Each licensed loan originator must register with and maintain a valid unique identifier issued by the nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry established by the secure and fair enforcement for mortgage licensing act of 2008 (P.L. 110-289; 122 Stat. 2810; 12 United States Code sections 5101 through 5116) or its successor.
C. A loan originator acting on the loan originator's own behalf shall not advertise, display, distribute, broadcast or televise, or cause or permit to be advertised, displayed, distributed, broadcast or televised, in any manner, any solicitation of mortgage business.
D. A loan originator shall not make, negotiate or offer to make or negotiate for compensation, either directly or indirectly, a loan that is either:
1. Less than the minimum amount that the loan originator's employer is allowed to make.
2. Not secured by a mortgage or deed of trust or other lien interest in real property unless employed by a consumer lender.
E. A loan originator who is employed by a mortgage broker or mortgage banker to act in the capacity of the mortgage broker or mortgage banker shall not be employed concurrently by any other mortgage broker or mortgage banker.
F. A loan originator shall not collect compensation for rendering services as a real estate broker or real estate salesperson licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 20 unless both of the following apply:
1. The loan originator is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 20.
2. The employing mortgage broker or mortgage banker has disclosed to the person from whom the compensation is collected at the time a mortgage loan application is received that the loan originator is receiving compensation both for mortgage broker or mortgage banker services, if applicable, and for real estate broker or real estate salesperson services.
G. A loan originator shall not accept any assignment of the borrower's wages or salary in connection with activities governed by this article.
H. A loan originator shall not receive or disburse monies in servicing or arranging a mortgage loan.
I. A loan originator shall not make a false promise or misrepresentation or conceal an essential or material fact in the course of the mortgage broker or mortgage banker business.
J. A loan originator shall not fail to truthfully account for the monies belonging to a party to a mortgage loan transaction or fail to disburse monies in accordance with the employing mortgage broker or mortgage banker agreements.
K. A loan originator shall not engage in illegal or improper business practices.
L. A loan originator shall not require a person seeking a loan secured by real property to obtain property insurance coverage in an amount that exceeds the replacement cost of the improvements as established by the property insurer.
M. A loan originator shall not originate a mortgage loan unless employed by a mortgage broker, mortgage banker or consumer lender or under an exclusive contract with an exempt person who is registered pursuant to section 6-912.
N. A loan originator shall not advertise for or solicit mortgage business in any manner without all of the following:
1. The name and license number as issued on the employing mortgage broker's, mortgage banker's, consumer lender's or registered exempt person's principal place of business license.
2. Approval of the employing mortgage broker, mortgage banker, consumer lender or registered exempt person.
3. The unique identifier the loan originator maintains with the nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry established by the secure and fair enforcement for mortgage licensing act of 2008 (P.L. 110-289; 122 Stat. 2810; 12 United States Code sections 5101 through 5116) or its successor.
O. On request, a loan originator shall make available to the superintendent the books and records relating to the loan originator's operations. The superintendent may have access to the books and records and interview the officers, principals, employees, independent contractors, agents and customers of the loan originator concerning their business. In connection with a request pursuant to this subsection, a person may not knowingly withhold, abstract, remove, mutilate, destroy or secrete any books, records or other information.
P. A loan processor or underwriter who is an independent contractor may not engage in the activities of a loan processor or underwriter unless the loan processor or underwriter obtains and maintains a license pursuant to section 6-991.03. Each independent contractor loan processor or underwriter licensed as a loan originator must have and maintain a valid unique identifier.
Q. An individual engaging solely in loan processor or underwriter activities shall not represent to the public through advertising or other means of communicating that the individual can or will perform any of the activities of a loan originator.