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Financial Code - FIN

DIVISION 7. INDUSTRIAL LOAN COMPANIES [18000 - 18707]

  ( Division 7 repealed and added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 964. )

CHAPTER 8. Insurance Premium Financing [18560 - 18643]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 964. )

ARTICLE 1. Definitions [18560 - 18567]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 964. )

18560.
  

“Premium finance agency” means any industrial loan company incorporated under this division which, by the terms of its authority to engage in the industrial loan business, is permitted to issue or sell investment certificates subject to the limitations set forth in Section 18596 and its business is limited to that set forth in this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1296.)

18561.
  

Such terms relating to insurance as are used in this chapter shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the Insurance Code and in the practices of the insurance business.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 964.)

18562.
  

As used in this chapter, “insured” means the person who has purchased or arranged to purchase an insurance contract and who enters into a premium finance agreement with a premium finance agency.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 964.)

18563.
  

As used in this chapter, “premium financing” means the activities of a company engaging in the business of advancing money directly or indirectly to an insurer or producer at the request of an insured pursuant to the terms of a premium finance agreement, wherein the insured has assigned the unearned premiums, accrued dividends or loss payments as security for such advancement in payment of premiums on insurance contracts only, and acquiring premium finance agreements, and does not include the financing of insurance contract premiums purchased in connection with the financing of goods and services. The amount of such advancement in payment of premiums must bear a reasonable relationship to the premium or premiums being financed.

(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 827, Sec. 16. Effective January 1, 1999.)

18564.
  

As used in this chapter, “premium finance agreement” means a loan contract, note, agreement or obligation by which an insured agrees to pay to a company in installments the principal amount advanced by the company to an insurer or producer in payment of premium on an insurance contract or contracts, plus charges, with the assignment as security therefor of the unearned premiums, accrued dividends or loss payments, the final installment due date of the agreement not to extend beyond the term of the insurance contract included in the agreement having the latest expiration date.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 964.)

18565.
  

As used in this chapter, “company” means a premium finance agency.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 964.)

18566.
  

As used in this chapter, “principal balance” means the difference between the amount of the premium and fees charged by the insurer or producer and the downpayment on the premium.

(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 297, Sec. 3.)

18567.
  

As used in this chapter, “finance charge” means any amount which the insured agrees to pay the company in excess of the premium and fees charged by the insurer or producer, and exclusive of the cost of credit life insurance and attorney fees.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 964.)

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