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The Escrow Company Act shall not apply to:
A. banks, trust companies, savings banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, insurance companies not actively engaged in business as escrow companies or mortgage loan companies who have applied for and received an exemption pursuant to the Mortgage Loan Company and Loan Broker Act;
B. a person licensed to practice law in this state who is not actively engaged in business as an escrow company;
C. a person who is not actively engaged in business as an escrow company and whose principal business is that of preparing abstracts or making searches of title that are used as a basis for the issuance of any title insurance policy by a company doing business under the laws of this state relating to insurance companies;
D. any broker licensed by the New Mexico real estate commission while performing acts in the course of or incidental to a single real estate transaction and in which the broker is performing an act for which a real estate license is required; provided, however, that any such acts which constitute escrow activity shall not exceed a period of ninety days. Trust accounts of a broker licensed by the New Mexico real estate commission shall not be escrow accounts within the meaning of the Escrow Company Act;
E. a company licensed as a small business investment company pursuant to the Small Business Investment Act of 1958; 1
F. any person acting under court order; or
G. the United States or the state of New Mexico or any of its branches, agencies, departments, boards, instrumentalities or institutions and all political subdivisions of the state, their agencies, instrumentalities and institutions.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 58. Financial Institutions and Regulations § 58-22-4. Exempt persons and transactions - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-58-financial-institutions-and-regulations/nm-st-sect-58-22-4.html
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