Until 30 April 2020,
section 3, enacted by section 396, is to be read as if the following paragraphs were added at the end:
“The following persons and partnerships are not required to hold a licence if, for others and in return for remuneration, they engage in a brokerage transaction relating to a loan secured by immovable hypothec, unless they use a title that is restricted under the law:
(1) tutors, curators and other persons referred to in subparagraph 1 of the first paragraph, provided they engage in such a transaction in the exercise of their functions;
(2) the persons referred to in any of subparagraphs 3, 4, 6 and 7 of the first paragraph;
(3) banks, financial services cooperatives, insurance companies, mutual insurance associations, mutual benefit associations, savings companies and trust companies, their employees and their exclusive representatives when acting in the context of a brokerage transaction relating to a loan secured by immovable hypothec, on behalf of their financial institution or of another financial institution that belongs to the same financial group;
(4) a member in good standing of a professional order or a person or partnership governed by an Act administered by the Autorité des marchés financiers that only gives a client the name and contact information of a person or partnership offering loans secured by immovable hypothec or otherwise merely puts them in contact with each other, provided the member, person or partnership does so as an ancillary activity; and
(5) an employee who, in the course of the employee’s principal occupation, engages in such a transaction for the account of the employer, provided the latter does not hold a broker’s or agency licence.
For the purposes of subparagraph 4 of the second paragraph, “financial group” has the meaning assigned in section 147 of the Act respecting the distribution of financial products and services (chapter D-9.2).”.
S.Q. 2018, c. 23, s. 486.