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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 10. Finance And Financial Institutions
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 60. Consumer Finance Companies

10VAC5-60-55. Books, accounts, and records; responding to requests from the bureau; providing false, misleading, or deceptive information.

A. A licensee shall maintain in its approved offices such books, accounts, and records as the bureau may reasonably require in order to determine whether the licensee is complying with the Act and this chapter. Such books, accounts, and records shall be maintained (i) for at least three years after a consumer finance loan is satisfied or paid in full or a consumer finance loan application is denied; and (ii) separate and apart from those relating to any other business conducted in the approved offices.

B. A licensee may maintain records electronically provided that (i) the records are readily available for examination by the bureau and (ii) the licensee complies with the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (§ 59.1-479 et seq. of the Code of Virginia) and the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (15 USC § 7001 et seq.).

C. If a licensee disposes of records containing a consumer's personal financial information following the expiration of any applicable record retention periods, such records shall be shredded, incinerated, or otherwise disposed of in a secure manner. Licensees may arrange for service from a business record destruction vendor.

D. When the bureau requests a written response, books, records, documentation, or other information from a licensee in connection with the bureau's investigation, enforcement, or examination of compliance with applicable laws, the licensee shall deliver a written response as well as any requested books, records, documentation, or information within the time period specified in the bureau's request. If no time period is specified, a written response as well as any requested books, records, documentation, or information shall be delivered by the licensee to the bureau not later than 30 days from the date of such request. In determining the specified time period for responding to the bureau and when considering a request for an extension of time to respond, the bureau shall take into consideration the volume and complexity of the requested written response, books, records, documentation, or information, and such other factors as the bureau determines to be relevant under the circumstances. Requests made by the bureau pursuant to this subsection are deemed to be in furtherance of the investigation and examination authority provided for in §§ 6.2-1530 and 6.2-1531 of the Code of Virginia.

E. A licensee shall not provide any false, misleading, or deceptive information to the bureau.

Statutory Authority

§§ 6.2-1535 and 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 16, eff. April 15, 2021.

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