The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
Federal Law
includes the original lender under a mortgage, and his successors and assigns approved by the Secretary ,
means original lender under a mortgage and its successors and assigns, as are approved by the Commissioner 24 CFR 206.3 means the original lender under a mortgage and its successors and such of its assigns as are approved by the Commissioner 24 CFR 203.251 means the original lender under a mortgage its successors and such of its assigns as are approved by the Commissioner, and includes the holders of the credit instruments issued under a trust indenture, mortgage or deed of trust pursuant to which such holders act by and through a trustee therein named 24 CFR 207.251
State Law
Connecticut
include the plural and the masculine or feminine as the context requires and mean a natural person, a corporation, a limited liability company or a partnership Connecticut General Statutes 47-36a
Florida
means a person holding a mortgage lien Florida Statutes 721.82
Indiana
means the original lender under a mortgage and the original lender’s successors and assigns approved by the corporation, including insurance companies, trust companies, banks, investment companies, savings banks, executors, trustees, and other fiduciaries, such as pensions and retirement funds Indiana Code 5-28-31-16 means :

Indiana Code 32-29-6-2

Kentucky
means the original lender under a mortgage and his successors and assigns Kentucky Statutes 99A.010
Maine
means a grantee or obligee under, or a transferee or successor of a grantee or obligee under, a mortgage Maine Revised Statutes Title 38 Sec. 2211 means a grantee or obligee under, or a transferee or successor of a grantee or obligee under, a mortgage Maine Revised Statutes Title 22 Sec. 2173 shall be construed to include the heirs and assigns of the mortgagee Maine Revised Statutes Title 36 Sec. 501
Montana
means the holder of a mortgage or its assignee Montana Code 90-6-503
Rhode Island
means the original lender approved by the authority under a mortgage, and its successors and assigns and may include all insurance companies, trust companies, banks, building and loan associations, credit unions, savings and loan associations, investment companies, savings banks, local development corporations, individuals, executors, administrators, guardians, conservators, trustees, and other fiduciaries; including pension, retirement and profit-sharing funds; provided, however, that where there has been appointed a trustee under an indenture of trust or other similar document for the benefit of the holders of bonds or notes issued to finance an industrial project secured by a mortgage, “mortgagee” means such trustee Rhode Island General Laws 42-34-6.
South Carolina
means a person holding a mortgage lien South Carolina Code 27-32-310
Tennessee
means the original mortgage lender under an insurable mortgage, and its successors and assigns, as approved by the agency Tennessee Code 13-22-101