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Financial Code - FIN


  ( Division 7 repealed and added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 964.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

CHAPTER 1. General Provisions [18000 - 18063]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 964. )

ARTICLE 3. Real Property Held [18040 - 18043]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 964. )


An industrial loan company may purchase, hold and convey real property for the following purposes only:

(a) Real property conveyed to it in satisfaction of debts previously contracted in the course of its business.

(b) Real property purchased at sale under judgments, decrees or mortgage foreclosures or foreclosures of or trustees’ sales under deeds of trust under securities held by it. No company shall bid at any such sale a larger amount than is necessary to satisfy its debt and costs.

(c) Real property necessary as premises for the transaction of its business. No company shall invest directly or indirectly an amount exceeding one-third of its paid-up capital stock and surplus not available for dividends as provided in Section 18319 in the lot and building in which the business of the company is carried on, leasehold improvements, furniture, fixtures, vaults, automobiles, and other personal property, necessary and proper to carry on its business.

(d) The provisions of this section shall not apply to property acquired and held for lease pursuant to Section 18310.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 663, Sec. 3. Operative January 1, 1991, by Sec. 20 of Ch. 663.)


(a) The commissioner may establish rules and regulations regarding the sale of any real property acquired pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 18040, consistent with what constitutes sound business practices for industrial loan companies.

(b) Real property acquired pursuant to subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 18040 shall not be held for a longer period than five years without the written consent of the commissioner.

(Amended by Stats. 1984, Ch. 873, Sec. 1.)


The authority of a three-fourths vote of all the directors is necessary to authorize the purchase of a lot and building necessary as premises for the transaction of business as an industrial loan company or to authorize the construction of such building.

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


Real property held by an industrial loan company shall be conveyed by an instrument under the corporate seal of the corporation, signed by the president or vice president, and the secretary or assistant secretary.

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

FINFinancial Code - FIN3.