California Code, Financial Code - FIN § 7675




(a) Pursuant to the authority contained in Section 1 of Article XV of the California Constitution , the restrictions upon rates of interest contained in Section 1 of Article XV of the California Constitution shall not apply to any obligations of, loans made or arranged by, or forbearances of, an association;  a federal association;  a qualified foreign savings association;  an entity that is a savings and loan holding company;  a subsidiary of a savings and loan holding company that is not an association;  or a service corporation which is a subsidiary of an association, a federal association, or a qualified foreign savings association.  As used in this section, the terms “savings and loan holding company” and “subsidiary” mean a savings and loan holding company or a subsidiary, as defined in Section 10 of the Home Owners Loan Act, as amended ( 12 U.S.C. Sec. 1467a ), and the term “service corporation” means a service corporation described in Section 5(c)(4)(B) of the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933 ( 12 U.S.C. Sec. 1464 ), as amended, or Section 7252 , or a wholly owned subsidiary referred to in Section 7300 .

(b) Subdivision (a) creates and authorizes an exempt class of persons pursuant to Section 1 of Article XV of the California Constitution .  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, subdivision (a) does not exempt an association;  a federal association;  a foreign savings association;  a savings and loan holding company, a subsidiary of a savings and loan holding company;  a service corporation which is a subsidiary of an association;  a federal association, or foreign savings association from complying with all other law and regulations governing the business in which the association, federal association, foreign savings association, savings and loan holding company, subsidiary of a savings and loan holding company, or service corporation which is a subsidiary of an association, a federal association, or a foreign savings association is engaged.

(c) For purposes of this section, “foreign savings association” means a foreign savings association as defined in Chapter 10 (commencing with Section 10000 ) or Chapter 10.1 (commencing with Section 10010 ) and “qualified foreign savings association” means a foreign savings association that has been authorized to conduct the business of an association in this state by the commissioner.





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