28-46-401. Definitions. (1) As used in this act, unless the context otherwise requires, "payday loan" means a transaction pursuant to a written agreement between a creditor and the maker of a check whereby the creditor:
(a) Accepts a check from the maker;
(b) Agrees to hold the check for a period of time prior to negotiation, deposit or presentment; and
(c) Pays to the maker of the check the amount of the check, less the fee permitted by this chapter.
(2) Payday loans are regulated consumer credit transactions, and all provisions of the Idaho credit code relating to regulated loans apply to payday loans and to persons engaged in the business of payday loans except for part 3, chapter 46, title 28, Idaho Code.
(3) As used in this part, "check" refers to a check or the electronic equivalent of a check, including an authorization given by a borrower to a creditor to withdraw an agreed upon amount from any account held by the borrower.
(4) As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires, "licensee" means a person licensed under this part and all persons required to be licensed under this part.
[28-46-401, added 2003, ch. 182, sec. 1, p. 491; am. 2014, ch. 270, sec. 1, p. 674.]