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RULE §83.3001Definitions

Words and terms used in this chapter that are defined in Texas Finance Code, Chapter 393, have the same meanings as defined in Chapter 393. The following words and terms, when used in this subchapter, will have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) Net assets--The total value of acceptable assets used or designated as readily available for use in the business, less liabilities, other than those liabilities secured by unacceptable assets. Unacceptable assets include, but are not limited to, goodwill, unpaid stock subscriptions, lines of credit, notes receivable from an owner, property subject to the claim of homestead or other property exemption, and encumbered real or personal property to the extent of the encumbrance. Generally, assets are available for use if they are readily convertible to cash within 10 business days. Debt that is either unsecured or secured by current assets may be subordinated to the net asset requirement pursuant to an agreement of the parties providing that the creditor forfeits its security priority and any rights it may have to current assets in the amount of $25,000. Debt subject to such a subordination agreement would not be an applicable liability for purposes of calculating net assets.

  (2) Parent entity--A direct owner of a licensee or applicant.

  (3) Principal party--An adult individual with a substantial relationship to the applicant by ownership of more than 10% of the applicant, or having control of the proposed credit access business of the applicant. The following individuals are principal parties:

    (A) a proprietor;

    (B) general partners;

    (C) officers of privately held corporations, to include the chief executive officer or president, the chief operating officer or vice president of operations, the chief financial officer or treasurer, and those with substantial management responsibility for credit access operations or compliance with Texas Finance Code, Chapter 393;

    (D) directors of privately held corporations;

    (E) individuals associated with publicly held corporations designated by the applicant as follows:

      (i) officers as provided by subparagraph (C) of this paragraph (as if the corporation were privately held); or

      (ii) three officers or similar employees with significant involvement in the corporation's activities governed by Texas Finance Code, Chapter 393. One of the persons designated must be responsible for assembling and providing the information required on behalf of the applicant and must sign the application for the applicant;

    (F) managers or voting members of a limited liability company;

    (G) trustees and executors; and

    (H) individuals designated as principal parties where necessary to fairly assess the applicant's financial responsibility, experience, character, general fitness, and sufficiency to command the confidence of the public and warrant the belief that the business will be operated lawfully and fairly as required by the commissioner.

Source Note: The provisions of this §83.3001 adopted to be effective November 10, 2011, 36 TexReg 7518; amended to be effective January 7, 2016, 41 TexReg 112; amended to be effective January 5, 2017, 41 TexReg 10563

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