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Financial Code - FIN

DIVISION 9. CALIFORNIA FINANCING LAW [22000 - 22780.1]

  ( Heading of Division 9 amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 475, Sec. 3. )
  

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [22000 - 22172]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1115, Sec. 2. )
  

ARTICLE 1. Definitions [22000 - 22020]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1115, Sec. 2. )

  
22009.  

“Finance lender” includes any person who is engaged in the business of making consumer loans or making commercial loans. The business of making consumer loans or commercial loans may include lending money and taking, in the name of the lender, or in any other name, in whole or in part, as security for a loan, any contract or obligation involving the forfeiture of rights in or to personal property, the use and possession of which property is retained by other than the mortgagee or lender, or any lien on, assignment of, or power of attorney relative to wages, salary, earnings, income, or commission.

It is the intent of the Legislature that the definition of finance lender shall be interpreted to include a personal property broker as referenced in Section 1 of Article XV of the California Constitution.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 1115, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1995. Operative July 1, 1995, by Sec. 5 of Ch. 1115.)