15 U.S. Code § 1666i–2 - Additional limits on interest rate increases

(a) Limitation on increases within first year
Except in the case of an increase described in paragraph (1), (2), (3), or (4) of section 1666i–1 (b) of this title, no increase in any annual percentage rate, fee, or finance charge on any credit card account under an open end consumer credit plan shall be effective before the end of the 1-year period beginning on the date on which the account is opened.
(b) Promotional rate minimum term
No increase in any annual percentage rate applicable to a credit card account under an open end consumer credit plan that is a promotional rate (as that term is defined by the Bureau) shall be effective before the end of the 6-month period beginning on the date on which the promotional rate takes effect, subject to such reasonable exceptions as the Bureau may establish, by rule.


(Pub. L. 90–321, title I, § 172, as added Pub. L. 111–24, title I, § 101(d),May 22, 2009, 123 Stat. 1738; amended Pub. L. 111–203, title X, § 1100A(2),July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 2107.)

2010—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 111–203substituted “Bureau” for “Board” in two places.
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 111–203effective on the designated transfer date, see section 1100H ofPub. L. 111–203, set out as a note under section 552a of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Effective Date

Section effective 9 months after May 22, 2009, except as otherwise specifically provided, see section 3 ofPub. L. 111–24, set out as an Effective Date of 2009 Amendment note under section 1602 of this title.

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