In connection with mortgage loans made under subdivisions (2) and (3) of Section 27-41-29, an insurer may loan on the value of personal property items listed in the Department of Housing and Urban Development Commitment for Insurance or the Veterans Administration Certificates of Reasonable Value. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to prevent an insurer from taking liens on personal property items as additional security for any investment eligible for investment under this chapter.
Domestic life insurance companies are authorized to invest, within the limitations set forth in this section, in chattel mortgages resulting from the financing of tangible personal property, which mortgages must constitute valid first liens on the chattels mortgaged. The maximum amount of such mortgages to be admitted as assets shall not exceed one half of the amount of surplus remaining after deducting from capital and surplus an amount equal to the statutory minimum capital and surplus required of a newly organized life insurance company. In addition, an adequate reserve for losses, based on past and prospective experience of the company, shall be maintained at all times.