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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 10. Finance And Financial Institutions
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 210. Motor Vehicle Title Lending

10VAC5-210-10. Definitions.

A. The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Act" means Chapter 22 (§ 6.2-2200 et seq.) of Title 6.2 of the Code of Virginia.

"Advertisement" for purposes of the Act and this chapter means a commercial message in any medium that promotes, directly or indirectly, a motor vehicle title loan. The term includes a communication sent to a consumer as part of a solicitation of business, but excludes messages on promotional items such as pens, pencils, notepads, hats, and calendars.

"Business day" for purposes of the Act and this chapter means a day on which the licensee is able to make loans pursuant to the Act.

"Good funds instrument" for purposes of the Act and this chapter means a certified check, cashier's check, money order or, if the licensee is equipped to handle and willing to accept such payments, payment effected by use of a credit card, prepaid card, debit card, or the Automated Clearing House system.

"Liquid assets" for purposes of the Act and this chapter means funds held in a checking account or savings account at a depository institution, money market funds, commercial paper, and treasury bills.

"Open-end credit" or "open-end credit plan" shall have the meaning set forth in § 6.2-300 of the Code of Virginia.

"Prepaid card" means a card with a network logo (e.g., Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover) that is used by a cardholder to access money that has been loaded onto the card in advance.

B. Other terms used in this chapter shall have the meanings set forth in § 6.2-100 or 6.2-2200 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 6.2-2214 and 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 3, eff. October 1, 2010; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 22, eff. July 1, 2017; Volume 38, Issue 2, eff. September 15, 2021.

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