17:11C-76 Closed-end loan permitted, certain circumstances, interest rates.
26. a. Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S.31:1-1 or any other law to the contrary, a residential mortgage lender may make a closed-end loan as a secondary mortgage loan, and may charge, contract for, and receive thereon, interest at an annual percentage rate agreed to by the licensee and the borrower.
b.The promissory note evidencing the closed-end loan may provide for a variation in the interest rate in which adjustments to the interest rate shall correspond directly to the movement of an interest rate index which is readily available to and verifiable by the borrower and is beyond the control of the licensee. If the note provides for a variation in the interest rate, that fact shall be clearly described in plain language, in at least eight-point bold face type on the face of the note. If the note provides for a final payment which is substantially greater than the previous installments, that fact, together with a statement that the licensee is under no obligation to refinance the loan, unless the licensee unconditionally obligates itself to do so, shall be clearly disclosed in plain language, in at least eight-point bold face type on the face of the note. No rate increase or decrease shall take effect during the first six months of the term of the loan. Thereafter, no rate increase or decrease shall take effect unless at least 30 days prior to the effective date of that increase or decrease, a written notice has been mailed or delivered to the borrower that clearly and conspicuously describes the increase or decrease, and unless at least six months have elapsed without any increase in the rate.
c.Upon written request from the borrower, the licensee shall give to the borrower, without charge, within five days from the date of receipt of that request, a written statement of the borrower's account, which shall show the dates and amounts of all installment payments on the closed-end loan credited to the borrower's account, the dates, amounts and explanation of all other charges or credits to the account and the unpaid balance thereof. The licensee shall not be required to furnish more than two statements pursuant to this subsection in any 12-month period.
L.2009, c.53, s.26.
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