(A) No person shall engage in the business of making short-term loans to a borrower in Ohio, or, in whole or in part, make, offer, or broker a loan, or assist a borrower in Ohio to obtain such a loan, without first having obtained a license from the superintendent of financial institutions under sections 1321.35 to 1321.48 of the Revised Code. No licensee shall make, offer, or broker a loan, or assist a borrower to obtain such a loan, when the borrower is not physically present in the licensee's business location.
(B) No person not located in Ohio shall make a short-term loan to a borrower in Ohio from an office not located in Ohio. Nothing in this section prohibits a business not located or licensed in Ohio from lending funds to Ohio borrowers who physically visit the out-of-state office of the business and obtain the disbursement of loan funds at that location. No person shall make, offer, or broker a loan, or assist a borrower to obtain a loan, via the telephone, mail, or internet.
Effective Date: 2008 HB545 09-01-2008 .