Iowa Admin. Code r. 189-5.7 - Disclosures

Current through Register Vol. 44, No. 6, September 22, 2021

In connection with offering debt cancellation products, a credit union must make the short- and long-form disclosures described in this rule. In order to satisfy the requirements of this rule, the short-form disclosure must be substantially in the form described in rule 189-5.9 (533), and the long-form disclosure must be substantially in the form described in rule 189-5.10 (533).

(1) Short-form disclosure. The credit union must make the short-form disclosure orally at the time the credit union first solicits the purchase of the contract or agreement with the borrower.
(2) Long-form disclosure. The credit union must make the long-form disclosure in writing before the borrower completes the purchase of the contract or agreement. If the initial solicitation occurs in person, then the credit union shall provide the long-form disclosure in writing either at that time or at the time of the loan closing, but in no case later than three business days following the credit approval decision.
(3) Exceptions for non-in-person transactions.
a. If the debt cancellation product is solicited by telephone, the credit union must make the short-form disclosure orally as required in subrule 5.7(1) and must mail the long-form disclosure required in subrule 5.7(2) and, if appropriate, a copy of the contract or agreement to the borrower within three business days, beginning with the first business day after the telephone solicitation or at the time of the loan closing, whichever is later.
b. If the debt cancellation product is solicited using the mail or "take-one" applications, the credit union may make only the short-form disclosure in writing as part of the written materials. If it is not included in the application materials, the long-form disclosure must be mailed to the borrower within three business days after the borrower contacts the credit union in response to the solicitation, beginning with the first business day, or at the time of the loan closing, whichever is later.
c. If the debt cancellation product is solicited using electronic media, the credit union may provide the disclosures required by this rule electronically, consistent with the requirements of this rule and the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, 15 U.S.C. 7001 et seq. The short-form disclosure shall be provided with the initial electronic solicitation, and the long-form disclosure no later than at the time of the loan closing or three business days following credit approval.
(4) Exception to receipt of borrower's acknowledgment of disclosures. A credit union may not obligate the borrower to pay for the debt cancellation product until after receiving the borrower's written acknowledgment of receipt of disclosures unless, in the case of telephone, mail or "take-one" application solicitations, the credit union:
a. Maintains sufficient documentation to demonstrate that it provided the acknowledgment of receipt of disclosures to the borrower as required by this subrule;
b. Maintains sufficient documentation to demonstrate that it made reasonable efforts to obtain from the borrower a written acknowledgment of receipt of the long-form disclosure; and
c. Permits the borrower to cancel the purchase of the contract without penalty within 30 days after the credit union mailed the long-form disclosure to the borrower.
(5) Form of disclosure. The disclosures required by this rule must be in a meaningful form, conspicuous, direct, and readily understandable, must be designed to call attention to the nature and significance of the information provided, and, if in written or electronic form, must include:
a. A plain-language heading to call attention to the disclosure.
b. A type size and a typeface that are easy to read.
c. Wide margins and ample line spacing.
d. Boldface or italics for key words and phrases.
e. Distinctive type style and graphic devices when the disclosures are combined with other information.
(6) Disclosures in advertisements and promotional materials. The short-form disclosure is required in advertisements and promotional materials except where the debt cancellation product is merely listed among products and services offered by the credit union.

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Iowa Admin. Code r. 189-5.7

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