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Code of Virginia
Title 6.2. Financial Institutions and Services
Chapter 20.1. Debt Settlement Services Providers
5/14/2021

§ 6.2-2027. (Effective July 1, 2021) License requirement; exceptions.

A. No person shall engage in the business of providing or offering to provide debt settlement services to any consumer, whether or not the person has an office, facility, agent, or other physical presence in the Commonwealth, unless such person obtains from the Commission a license issued pursuant to this chapter. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any bank, savings institution, or credit union or any person licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth.

B. This chapter shall be construed by the Commission to promote sound personal financial advice and management.

C. A person licensed under Chapter 20 (§ 6.2-2000 et seq.) is not required to be licensed under this chapter if it offers to provide or provides debt settlement services solely in connection with offering to provide or providing debt management plans.

D. A person licensed under this chapter shall not receive money from consumers for transmission to consumers' creditors or engage in the business of providing or offering to provide debt management plans to consumers unless such person is also licensed under Chapter 20 (§ 6.2-2000 et seq.).

2020, c. 785.

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