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RULE §89.301Definitions

Words and terms used in this chapter that are defined in Texas Finance Code, Chapter 351 have the same meanings as defined in Chapter 351. The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, 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.

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

  (3) Principal party--An adult individual with a substantial relationship to the proposed lending 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 responsibility for lending operations or compliance with Texas Finance Code, Chapter 351;

    (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 was privately held); or

      (ii) three officers or similar employees with significant involvement in the corporation's activities governed by Texas Finance Code, Chapter 351. 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) 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 §89.301 adopted to be effective November 8, 2007, 32 TexReg 7919; amended to be effective July 5, 2012, 37 TexReg 4874; amended to be effective November 9, 2017, 42 TexReg 6131

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