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PDFWAC 208-620-560

Restricted or conditional loan fees.

This section applies to nonmortgage loans, junior lien mortgages, and first lien mortgages originated by noncreditors, as defined in the Truth in Lending Act, 15 U.S.C. 1601 and Regulation Z, 12 C.F.R. 1026.
(1) Filing fees. You must not charge or collect any funds from the borrower for the cost of filing, as defined in WAC 208-620-010, or for any other fees paid or to be paid to public officials, unless such charges are paid or are to be paid within one hundred eighty days by the licensee to public officials or other third parties for such filing. Any fee you collect for releasing or reconveying the security for the obligation must be paid to an unrelated third party unless you can demonstrate activities you conducted to facilitate the reconveyance.
(2) Dishonored check fees. You may charge or collect twenty-five dollars or the actual amount charged by the financial institution for a check, draft, ACH, or other transfer if returned unpaid or denied by the financial institution drawn upon. Only one fee may be collected with respect to a particular check, draft, ACH, or other transfer even if it has been returned or denied more than once.
(3) Fees on existing loans. If you make a new loan or increases a credit line within one hundred twenty days after originating a previous loan or credit line to the same borrower, the origination fee on the new loan or increased credit line must be limited as follows:
(a) You must only charge an origination fee on that part of the new loan not used to pay the amount due on the previous loan;
(b) You must only charge an origination fee on the difference between the amount of the existing credit line and the increased credit line;
(c) The limits in (a) and (b) of this subsection do not apply if you refund the origination fee on the existing loan or credit line;
(d) The limits in (a) and (b) of this subsection do not apply if you can demonstrate a net tangible benefit to the borrower for the new loan or credit line increase. For purposes of this subsection a net tangible benefit may be demonstrated by a lower monthly payment, or a decrease in the interest rate. Any net tangible benefit analysis must include the fees or charges for the new loan or credit line increase.
(4) Administrative fees. You must not collect a document preparation fee, a processing fee, an administrative fee, an application fee, or a courier fee unless paid to an unrelated third party and agreed to in writing in advance by the borrower.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040 and 31.04.165. WSR 19-21-157, § 208-620-560, filed 10/22/19, effective 11/24/19; WSR 13-24-024, § 208-620-560, filed 11/22/13, effective 1/1/14. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040, 31.04.165 and 2010 c 35. WSR 10-20-122, § 208-620-560, filed 10/5/10, effective 11/5/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040, 31.04.165, 2009 c 120, and 2009 c 149. WSR 09-24-090, § 208-620-560, filed 12/1/09, effective 1/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.320.040, 19.144.070, 2008 c 78. WSR 09-01-159, § 208-620-560, filed 12/23/08, effective 1/23/09. Statutory Authority: RCW 31.04.165, 31.04.015, 31.04.045, 31.04.075, 31.04.085, 31.04.093, 31.04.102, 31.04.115, 31.04.145, 31.04.155, and 31.04.175. WSR 06-04-053, § 208-620-560, filed 1/27/06, effective 2/27/06.]
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