53-165.  Definitions.

(a)        "Amount of the loan" shall mean the aggregate of the cash advance and the charges authorized by G.S. 53-173 and G.S. 53-176.

(b)        "Borrower" shall mean any person who borrows money from any licensee or who pays or obligates himself to pay any money or otherwise furnishes any valuable consideration to any licensee for any act of the licensee as a licensee.

(c)        "Cash advance" shall mean the amount of cash or its equivalent that the borrower actually receives or is paid out at his discretion or on his behalf.

(d)       "Commission" shall mean the State Banking Commission.

(e)        "Commissioner" shall mean the Commissioner of Banks.

(f)        "Deputy commissioner" shall mean the deputy commissioner of banks.

(g)        "License" shall mean the certificate issued by the Commissioner under the authority of this Article to conduct a consumer finance business.

(h)        "Licensee" shall mean a person to whom one or more licenses have been issued.

(i)         "Loanable assets" shall mean cash or bank deposits or installment loans made as a licensee pursuant to this Article or installment loans made as a licensee pursuant to the Article which this Article supersedes or such other loans payable on an installment basis as the Commissioner of Banks may approve, or any combination of two or more thereof.

(j)         "Person" shall include any person, firm, partnership, association or corporation. (1957, c. 1429, s. 1; 1961, c. 1053, s. 1; 2001-519, s. 1.)