• As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Commissioner” means the commissioner of financial institutions;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 56-37-102

      • Commissioner: means the commissioner of financial institutions. See Tennessee Code 56-37-102
      • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
      • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
      • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
      • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
      • Person: means an individual, partnership, association, business corporation, nonprofit corporation, common law trust, joint-stock company or any other group of individuals however organized. See Tennessee Code 56-37-102
      • Premium finance agreement: means an agreement by which an insured or prospective insured promises to pay to a premium finance company the amount advanced or to be advanced under the agreement to an insurer or to an insurance agent or producing agent in payment of premiums of an insurance contract, together with interest and a service charge as authorized and limited by this chapter. See Tennessee Code 56-37-102
      • Premium finance company: means a person engaged in the business of entering into premium finance agreements or acquiring premium finance agreements from other premium finance companies. See Tennessee Code 56-37-102

      (2) “Licensee” means a premium finance company holding a license issued under this chapter;

    • (3) “Person” means an individual, partnership, association, business corporation, nonprofit corporation, common law trust, joint-stock company or any other group of individuals however organized;

    • (4) “Premium finance agreement” means an agreement by which an insured or prospective insured promises to pay to a premium finance company the amount advanced or to be advanced under the agreement to an insurer or to an insurance agent or producing agent in payment of premiums of an insurance contract, together with interest and a service charge as authorized and limited by this chapter;

    • (5) “Premium finance company” means a person engaged in the business of entering into premium finance agreements or acquiring premium finance agreements from other premium finance companies; and

    • (6) “Premiums financed” means any interest assigned pursuant to a premium finance agreement or other assignment in or relating to an insurance policy or contract of insurance, to the extent of the rights retained by an assignor or assignee of that policy or contract of insurance for the refund of premiums and related charges paid.