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Article - Financial Institutions


    (a)    A person may not:

        (1)    Receive any application for a loan or allow any note or contract for a loan to be signed at any place of business for which the person does not have a license;

        (2)    Conduct any business under the Maryland Consumer Loan Law under a name different from the name that appears on the person’s license; or

        (3)    Evade the application of this section by any device, subterfuge, or pretense of any kind.

    (b)    This section does not prohibit a licensee from accommodating a borrower, at the borrower’s request, by making a loan by mail because of the borrower’s sickness or hours of employment or for similar reasons.

    (c)    Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of this section, for a loan that is to be secured by residential real property:

        (1)    A licensee may solicit and accept an application for a loan:

            (i)    By mail;

            (ii)    By telephone or other electronic means; or

            (iii)    At any location requested by the prospective borrower;

        (2)    Except as provided in item (3) of this subsection, the loan closing shall be conducted at:

            (i)    The lender’s licensed location;

            (ii)    The office of an attorney representing the licensee, the borrower, the title company, or title insurer in connection with the loan; or

            (iii)    The office of the title insurer or title agency performing closing services in connection with the loan; and

        (3)    A licensee may conduct the loan closing at another location at the written request of the borrower or the borrower’s designee to accommodate the borrower because of the borrower’s sickness.

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