In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 6-941

  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bank: means a corporation that holds a banking permit issued pursuant to chapter 2 of this title. See Arizona Laws 6-101
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.

1. "Affiliate" means an entity which directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by or is under common control with the entity specified.

2. "Compensation" means anything of value or any benefit including points, commissions, bonuses, referral fees, loan origination fees and other similar fees but excluding periodic interest resulting from the application of the note rate of interest to the outstanding principal balance remaining unpaid from time to time.

3. "License" means a license issued under this article.

4. "Licensee" means a person licensed under this article.

5. "Mortgage banker" means a person who is not exempt under section 6-942 and who for compensation or in the expectation of compensation either directly or indirectly makes, negotiates or offers to make or negotiate a mortgage banking loan or a mortgage loan.

6. "Mortgage banking loan" means a loan which is funded exclusively from the mortgage banker’s own resources, which is directly or indirectly secured by a mortgage or deed of trust or any lien interest on real estate located in this state and which is created with the consent of the owner of the real property. For the purposes of this paragraph, "own resources" means any of the following:

(a) Cash, corporate capital, warehouse credit lines at commercial banks, savings banks or savings and loan associations or other sources that are liability items on the mortgage banker’s financial statements for which its assets are pledged.

(b) Correspondent contracts between the mortgage banker and a bank, savings bank, trust company, savings and loan association, credit union, profit sharing or pension trust, consumer lender or insurance company.

(c) The mortgage banker’s affiliates’ cash, corporate capital, warehouse credit lines at commercial banks or other sources that are liability items on the affiliates’ financial statements for which the affiliates’ assets are pledged.

7. "Mortgage banking loan closing" means the day by which all documents relating to the mortgage banking loan or mortgage loan have been executed and recorded and all monies have been accounted for.

8. "Mortgage loan" means any loan, other than a mortgage banking loan, secured by a mortgage or deed of trust or any lien interest on real estate located in this state and created with the consent of the owner of the real estate.