1127.03 Unlawful fees for procuring bank or trust company services.

(A) No regulated person shall, except as provided by law, stipulate for or receive any fee, commission, gift, or thing of value from any person for procuring or endeavoring to procure for that person, or for any other person, any loan, extension or renewal of a loan, or substitution of security from any bank or trust company, or the purchase, discount, or acceptance of any paper, note, draft, check, or bill of exchange by any bank or trust company.

(B) Division (A) of this section does not prohibit any bona fide salary, wages, fees, or other compensation paid, or expenses reimbursed, in the usual course of business by a bank or trust company to a regulated person, or normal business amenities that facilitate the discussion of business, foster good business relations, or serve some other demonstrable business purpose.

Effective Date: 01-01-1997 .