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(a) The requirements of this section apply to the business transactions of a mortgage licensee that occur entirely or partially in this state.
(b) A mortgage licensee shall keep and use in the mortgage licensee's business the accounting records that are in accord with generally accepted accounting principles.
(c) A mortgage licensee shall maintain a record of the account of each borrower and for each mortgage loan or mortgage loan application that is related to the purchase or refinancing of an existing mortgage loan. This record must contain all documents, work papers, electronic correspondence, and forms that are produced or prepared for the mortgage loan by the mortgage licensee, and the mortgage licensee shall retain each document, work paper, electronic correspondence, and form for 36 months from the date they were created.
(d) A mortgage licensee shall retain for at least three years after final payment is made on a mortgage loan, or three years after a mortgage loan is sold, whichever occurs first, the original contract for the mortgage licensee's compensation, copies of the note, settlement statement, and truth-in-lending disclosure, an account of fees received in connection with the loan, and other papers or records relating to the loan that may be required by department order or regulation.
(e) If a mortgage licensee conducts business as a mortgage loan servicing agent for mortgage loans that the mortgage licensee owns, or as an agent for other mortgage lenders or investors, the mortgage licensee shall, in addition to complying with (b) and (c) of this section, maintain a record for each mortgage loan. The record of each mortgage loan must include the amount of the mortgage loan, the total amount of interest and finance charges on the mortgage loan, the interest rate on the mortgage loan, the amount of each payment to be made on the mortgage loan, a description of the collateral taken for the mortgage loan, a history of all payments received by the mortgage licensee on the mortgage loan, a detailed history of the amount of each payment that is applied to the reduction of the mortgage loan principal, the interest that accrues on the mortgage loan, and any other fees and charges that are related to the mortgage loan, as well as other papers required by law, department order, or regulation. The mortgage licensee shall retain the record required by this subsection for three years after the loan is sold to another mortgage loan servicing agent or after the mortgage loan is satisfied, whichever occurs first.
(f) In this section, "mortgage loan servicing agent" means a person who acts on behalf of the owner of a mortgage loan to collect payments on the mortgage loan and enforce the terms of the mortgage loan.
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