Terms Used In Florida Statutes 560.402
- Currency: means the coin and paper money of the United States or of any other country which is designated as legal tender and which circulates and is customarily used and accepted as a medium of exchange in the country of issuance. See Florida Statutes 560.103
- Deferred presentment provider: means a person who is licensed under part II or part III of this chapter and has filed a declaration of intent with the office to engage in deferred presentment transactions as provided under part IV of this chapter. See Florida Statutes 560.103
- Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
- Payment instrument: means a check, draft, warrant, money order, travelers check, electronic instrument, or other instrument, payment of money, or monetary value whether or not negotiable. See Florida Statutes 560.103
- Person: means an individual, partnership, association, trust, corporation, limited liability company, or other group, however organized, but does not include a public agency or instrumentality thereof. See Florida Statutes 560.103
For the purposes of this part, the term:
(1) “Affiliate” means a person who, directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, a deferred presentment provider.
(2) “Deferment period” means the number of days a deferred presentment provider agrees to defer depositing, presenting, or redeeming a payment instrument.
(3) “Deferred presentment installment transaction” means a deferred presentment transaction that is repayable in installments.
(4) “Deferred presentment transaction” means providing currency or a payment instrument in exchange for a drawer’s check and agreeing to hold the check for a deferment period.
(5) “Drawer” means a customer who writes a personal check and upon whose account the check is drawn.
(6) “Extension of a deferred presentment agreement” means continuing a deferred presentment transaction past the deferment period by having the drawer pay additional fees and the deferred presentment provider continuing to hold the check for another deferment period.
(7) “Outstanding transaction balance” means the amount received by the drawer from the deferred presentment provider which is due and owing, exclusive of the fees allowed under this part, in a deferred presentment transaction.
(8) “Rollover” means the termination or extension of a deferred presentment agreement by the payment of an additional fee and the continued holding of the check, or the substitution of a new check by the drawer pursuant to a new deferred presentment agreement.
(9) “Termination of a deferred presentment agreement” means that all checks that are the basis for the agreement are redeemed by the drawer by payment in full in cash, or are deposited and the deferred presentment provider has evidence that such checks have cleared. Verification of sufficient funds in the drawer’s account by the deferred presentment provider is not sufficient evidence to deem that the deferred presentment transaction is terminated.