17:46A-5. Rebates and commissions
(a) Every mortgage guaranty insurance company shall adopt, print and make available a schedule of premium charges for mortgage guaranty insurance policies. Premium charges made in conformity with the provisions of this act shall not be deemed to be interest or other charges under any other provision of law limiting interest or other charges in connection with mortgage loans. The schedule shall show the entire amount of premium charge for each type of mortgage guaranty insurance policy issued by the insurance company.
(b) No mortgage guaranty insurance company shall pay to any person who is acting as agent, representative, attorney or employee of the owner, mortgagee of the prospective owner, or mortgagee of the real property or any interest therein, either directly or indirectly, any commission, or any part of its premium charges or any other consideration as an inducement for or as compensation on any mortgage guaranty insurance business.
(c) No mortgage guaranty insurance company shall make any rebate of any portion of the premium charge shown by the schedule required by subsection (a). No mortgage guaranty insurance company shall quote any premium charge to any person which is less than that currently available to others for the same type of mortgage guaranty insurance policy. The amount by which any premium charge is less than that called for by the current schedule of premium charges is an unlawful rebate.
(d) No mortgage guaranty insurance company shall pay any compensation to any person for transacting insurance for or with it based in whole or in part upon a commission basis unless such person is licensed pursuant to section 6 of this act, subject to all the other provisions of and restrictions in chapter 22 of Title 17. This subsection shall not be construed so as to affect the meaning of any other provisions of this section.
(e) The commissioner may after a hearing suspend or revoke the certificate of authority of any mortgage guaranty insurance company which, after 10 days written notice from the commissioner requiring it to cease and desist, continues to pay any commission or to make any unlawful rebate in willful violation of the provisions of this act.
L.1968, c. 248, s. 5, eff. Aug. 12, 1968. Amended by L.1971, c. 460, s. 2, eff. Feb. 29, 1972.
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