Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 69U-100.105 - Disclosures

Current through Reg. 47, No. 188; September 28, 2021

(1) The short form of disclosures required by these rules must include the information described in Form OFR-U-XX, "Debt Cancellation Products - Short Form Disclosures", effective 12-2-08, which is hereby incorporated by reference, that is appropriate to the product offered. Short form disclosures made in a form that is substantially similar to the disclosures in Form OFR-U-XX will satisfy the short form disclosure requirements of this rule.
(2) The long form of disclosures required by these rules must include the information described in Form OFR-U-YY, "Debt Cancellation Products - Long Form Disclosures", effective 12-2-08, which is hereby incorporated by reference, that is appropriate to the product offered. Long form disclosures made in a form that is substantially similar to the disclosures in Form OFR-U-YY, "Debt Cancellation Products - Long Form Disclosures", will satisfy the long form disclosure requirements of this rule.
(3) The financial institution shall make the short form disclosures orally or in writing at the time the financial institution first solicits the purchase of a debt cancellation product.
(4) The financial institution shall make the long form disclosures in writing before the customer completes the purchase of the debt cancellation product. If the initial solicitation occurs in person, then the financial institution shall provide the long form disclosures at that time.
(5) If the debt cancellation product is solicited by telephone, the financial institution shall provide the short form disclosures orally and shall mail the long form disclosures, and, if appropriate, a copy of the debt cancellation product contract or agreement to the customer within 3 business days, beginning on the first business day after the telephone solicitation.
(6) If the debt cancellation product is solicited through written materials such as mail inserts or "take one" applications, the financial institution may provide only the short form disclosures in the written materials if the financial institution mails the long form disclosures to the customer within 3 business days, beginning on the first business day after the customer contacts the financial institution to respond to the solicitation, subject to the requirements of subsection 69U-100.106(3), F.A.C.
(7) The disclosures provided in this rule may be provided through electronic media in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, 15 U.S.C. ยงยง 7001 - 7006, 7021, 7031(2006), which is hereby incorporated by reference, and Chapter 668, F.S.
(8) The disclosures required by this rule must be conspicuous, simple, direct, readily understandable, and designed to call attention to the nature and significance of the information provided.
(9) The disclosures required by this rule must be in a meaningful form. Examples of methods that could call attention to the nature and significance of the information provided include:
(a) A plain-language heading to call attention to the disclosures;
(b) A typeface and type size that are easy to read;
(c) Wide margins and ample line spacing;
(d) Boldface of italics for key words; and
(e) Distinctive type style, and graphic devices, such as shading or sidebars, when the disclosures are combined with other information.
(10) The short form disclosures are required in advertisements and promotional materials for debt cancellation products unless the advertisements and promotional materials are of a general nature describing or listing the services or products offered by the financial institution.
(11) All forms and federal statutes referenced in this rule may be obtained from the Office of Financial Regulation's website (www.flofr.com), or by mail by submitting a request to the Office of Financial Regulation, Division of Financial Institutions, 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0371.

Notes

Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 69U-100.105
Specific Authority 655.012(2), 655.947(3) FS. Law Implemented 655.947, 655.954 FS.
New 12-2-08.

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