PAWNBROKERS AND MONEYLENDERS
LICENSING OF MONEY TRANSMITTERS
In this chapter:
" means a partnership, corporation, trust, limited liability company, or other organization or person that directly or indirectly owns or controls, or is under common ownership with, or is directly or indirectly owned or controlled by, a licensee.
" means a person who applies for a principal office license under this chapter.
" means a person that is located in this state that a licensee designates to provide money transmission services on behalf of the licensee.
Average daily outstanding money transmissions
" means the total dollar volume less fees sent by persons in all jurisdictions where business is conducted through the licensee's principal office, and its authorized delegates, that has not yet been received in cash by the intended recipients, calculated for a calendar year, divided by 365.
" means the bank commissioner.
" means the power, directly or indirectly, to direct the management or policies of a company, whether through ownership of securities, by contract, or otherwise. Any person is presumed to control a company if such person:
(a) Is a director, general partner, or executive officer;
(b) Directly or indirectly has the right to vote 10 percent or more of a class of a voting security or membership interest, or has the power to sell or direct the sale of 10 percent or more of a class of voting securities or membership interest;
(c) In the case of a limited liability company, is a managing member; or
(d) In the case of a partnership, has the right to receive upon dissolution, or has contributed, 10 percent or more of the capital.
Convertible virtual currency
" means a digital representation of value that:
(a) Can be a medium of exchange, a unit of account, and/or a store of value;
(b) Has an equivalent value in real currency or acts as a substitute for real currency;
(c) May be centralized or decentralized; and
(d) Can be exchanged for currency or other convertible virtual currency.
" means the coin and paper money of the United States or of any other country that is designated as legal tender and that circulates and is customarily used and accepted as a medium of exchange in the country of issuance.
" means the banking department.
" means any person, including an individual, that owns, beneficially owns, has the right to vote, or has the power to sell or direct the sale of 10 percent or more of the applicant or licensee.
" or "
" means securities, commodities, banking, insurance, consumer lending, money transmission, debt adjustment, or real estate, including, but not limited to, acting as or being associated with a bank or savings association, credit union, mortgage lender, mortgage broker, mortgage servicer, real estate salesperson or agent, closing agent, title company, or escrow agent.
" means, with respect to direct owners and other indirect owners in a multilayered organization:
(a) In the case of an owner that is a corporation, each of its shareholders that beneficially owns, has the right to vote, or has the power to sell or direct the sale of, 25 percent or more of that corporation;
(b) In the case of an owner that is a partnership, all general partners and those limited and special partners that have the right to receive upon dissolution, or have contributed, 25 percent or more of the partnership's capital;
(c) In the case of an owner that is a trust, the trust, each trustee, and each beneficiary of 25 percent or more of the trust;
(d) In the case of an owner that is a limited liability company ("LLC"):
(1) Those members that have the right to receive upon dissolution, or have contributed, 25 percent or more of the LLC's capital; and
(2) If managed by elected managers, all elected managers; and
(e) In the case of an indirect owner, the parent owners of 25 percent or more of their subsidiary.
" means a natural person.
" means a person duly licensed by the commissioner under this chapter.
" means a medium of exchange, whether or not redeemable in currency, and includes convertible virtual currency.
(a) Engaging in the business of selling or issuing payment instruments or stored value; or
(b) Receiving currency or monetary value for transmission to another location.
" means a person engaged in the business of money transmission.
Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry
" means a national licensing system and facility developed and maintained by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators, or their successors, for the licensing and registration of mortgage loan originators, mortgage lenders, mortgage servicers, mortgage brokers, and other non-depository financial service licensees, including money transmitters.
" means assets minus liabilities calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
" means any electronic or written check, draft, money order, traveler's check, or other electronic or written instrument or order for the transmission or payment of currency or monetary value, sold or issued to one or more persons, whether or not negotiable. The term does not include a credit card voucher, letter of credit, or instrument that is redeemable by the issuer in goods or services.
" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association, 2 or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal or commercial entity however organized.
" of the applicant or licensee means an owner with 10 percent or more ownership interest in the applicant or licensee, a corporate officer, director, member, general and limited liability partner, limited partner with 10 percent or more ownership interest, trustee, beneficiary of 10 percent or more of the trust that owns the applicant or licensee, indirect owner, senior manager, and any person occupying similar status or performing similar functions.
" means the main office location of a person required to be licensed under this chapter.
" means a company whose securities are traded on a securities exchange system approved and supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the NYSE, AMEX, BSE, and NASDAQ. The term also includes a public reporting company that is subject to sections 12 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
" means a person registered as an authorized delegate by the commissioner under this chapter.
(a) Filing for bankruptcy or reorganization;
(b) Criminal felony indictment or conviction of any of the licensee's principals;
(c) Receiving notification of a license denial, cease and desist, consent agreement or order, suspension, or revocation, or any other formal administrative action in any state against the licensee;
(d) Receiving notification of any enforcement action or investigation by the attorney general of the state of New Hampshire or of any other state pursuant to any consumer protection statute, and the reasons thereof, except routine investigations of consumer complaints; or
(e) Entering into a consent agreement, settlement agreement, memorandum of understanding, or similar agreement with any regulatory body pertaining to the licensee's practices.
" means any officer of record, assistant vice president or higher, office or branch manager, director of operations, or other position the responsibilities of which provide such employee with the discretion or ability to set policy or manage or direct affairs of the licensee as a whole, or of any division or department or unit of the licensee.
" means monetary value that is evidenced by an electronic record.
Source. 2015, 258:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2016. 2019, 36:38, 39, eff. May 15, 2019. 2021, 194:10, eff. Oct. 9, 2021.