Terms Used In Michigan Laws 445.1652

  • Affiliate: means a person or group of persons that directly or indirectly through 1 or more intermediaries controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with another person and engaged in a business or transaction regulated by this act. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Commissioner: means the commissioner of the office of financial and insurance regulation of the department of licensing and regulatory affairs or his or her authorized agent. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Depository financial institution: means a state or nationally chartered bank, a state or federally chartered savings and loan association, savings bank, or credit union, or an entity of the federally chartered farm credit system. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Employee: means an individual who meets both of the following:
  (i) Has an employment relationship acknowledged by that individual and the licensee or registrant that engages that individual to originate mortgage loans. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • License: means a license issued under this act. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Licensed loan officer: means a loan officer who is licensed as a mortgage loan originator under the mortgage loan originator licensing act. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Licensee: means a person licensed or required to be licensed under this act. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Loan officer: means an individual who is an employee or agent of a mortgage broker, mortgage lender, or mortgage servicer; who originates mortgage loans; and who is not an employee or agent of a depository financial institution or a subsidiary or affiliate of a depository financial institution. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Mortgage broker: means a person that, directly or indirectly, does 1 or both of the following:
  •   (i) Serves or offers to serve as an agent for a person in an attempt to obtain a mortgage loan. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Mortgage lender: means a person that, directly or indirectly, makes or offers to make mortgage loans. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Mortgage loan: means a loan secured by a first mortgage on real property located in this state and used, or improved for use, as a dwelling and designed for occupancy by 4 or fewer families or a land contract covering real property located in this state used, or improved for use, as a dwelling and designed for occupancy by 4 or fewer families. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Mortgage servicer: means a person that, directly or indirectly, services or offers to service mortgage loans. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, limited liability company, partnership, association, governmental entity, or any other legal entity. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Register: means filing a notice with the commissioner on a form prescribed by the commissioner that notifies the commissioner of the intent to engage in the activities of a mortgage broker, mortgage lender, or mortgage servicer in this state and the payment of any fees required under this act, along with the other documents, proofs, and fees required by the commissioner. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Registrant: means a person that is registered under section 6 or required to register under section 6. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • Secondary mortgage loan act: means the secondary mortgage loan act, 1981 PA 125, MCL 493. See Michigan Laws 445.1651a
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories belonging to the United States; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the district and territories. See Michigan Laws 8.3o
  •   (1) A person shall not act as a mortgage broker, mortgage lender, or mortgage servicer without first obtaining a license under this act or registering under section 6, unless 1 or more of the following apply:
      (a) The person is providing loan officer services as an employee or agent of only 1 mortgage broker, mortgage lender, or mortgage servicer and a licensed loan officer if that licensure is required under the mortgage loan originator licensing act.
      (b) The person is exempted from the act under section 25.
      (c) The person is licensed as a class I licensee under the consumer financial services act, 1988 PA 161, MCL 487.2051 to 487.2072.
      (d) The individual is an employee of a professional employer organization, as that term is defined in section 113 of the Michigan business tax act, 2007 PA 36, MCL 208.1113, solely acting as a residential mortgage originator of only 1 mortgage broker or mortgage lender. The mortgage broker or mortgage lender shall do all of the following:
      (i) Direct and control the activities of the individual under this act.
      (ii) Be responsible for all activities of the individual and assume responsibility for the individual’s actions that are covered by the proof of financial responsibility deposit required under section 4.
      (2) A person that is licensed to make regulatory loans under the regulatory loan act, 1939 PA 21, MCL 493.1 to 493.24, or is licensed to make secondary mortgage loans under the secondary mortgage loan act, and is registered with the commissioner shall file with the commissioner an application for a license under section 3(1) or shall discontinue all activities that are subject to this act.
      (3) A loan officer shall not directly or indirectly receive any compensation, commission, fee, points, or other remuneration or benefits for originating a mortgage loan unless both of the following are met:
      (a) The loan officer is a licensed loan officer.
      (b) The compensation, commission, fee, points, or other remuneration or benefits are paid by the licensee or registrant for which the loan officer originated that mortgage loan.
      (4) A mortgage broker, mortgage lender, or mortgage servicer shall not directly or indirectly pay any compensation, commission, fee, points, or other remuneration or benefits to any of the following:
      (a) A loan officer who is not a licensed loan officer.
      (b) A licensed loan officer who is not an employee or agent of that mortgage broker, mortgage lender, or mortgage servicer.
      (5) A mortgage broker, mortgage lender, or mortgage servicer that is exempt from regulation under this act and is a subsidiary or affiliate of a depository financial institution or a depository financial institution holding company that does not maintain a main office or branch office in this state, shall register under section 6 or shall discontinue all activities subject to this act.
      (6) Except for a state or nationally chartered bank, savings bank, or an affiliate of a bank or savings bank, the person subject to this act shall not include in its name or assumed name, the words “bank”, “banker”, “banking”, “banc”, “bankcorp”, “bancorp”, or any other words or phrases that would imply that the person is a bank, is engaged in the business of banking, or is affiliated with a bank or savings bank. It is not a violation of this subsection for a licensee or registrant to use the term “mortgage banker” or “mortgage banking” in its name or assumed name. A person subject to this act whose name or assumed name on January 1, 1995 contained a word prohibited by this section may continue to use the name or assumed name.
      (7) As used in this section, “employee” means that term as defined in section 3401 of the internal revenue code, 26 USC 3401.