Okla. Admin. Code § 160:45-5-1 - General disclosure requirements

Current through Register Vol. 39, No. 2, October 1, 2021

(a) Form of disclosures.
(1) The creditor shall make the disclosures required by this subchapter clearly and conspicuously in writing, in a form that the consumer may keep. The disclosures required by this subchapter may be provided to the consumer in electronic form, subject to compliance with the consumer consent and other applicable provisions of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act) ( 15 U.S.C. § 7001 et seq.). The disclosures required by 160:45-5-1(g), 160:45-5-3(b), and 160:45-5-8 may be provided to the consumer in electronic form without regard to the consumer consent or other provisions of the E-Sign Act in the circumstances set forth in those sections. The disclosures shall be grouped together, shall be segregated from everything else, and shall not contain any information not directly related 37/ to the disclosures required under 160:45-5-2. 38/ The itemization of the amount financed under 160:45-5-2(3)(A) must be separate from the other disclosures under 160:45-5-2.
(2) The terms "finance charge" and "annual percentage rate," when required to be disclosed under 160:45-5-2(4) and (5) together with a corresponding amount or percentage rate, shall be more conspicuous than any other disclosure, except the creditor's identity under 160:45-5-2(1).
(b) Time of disclosures. The creditor shall make disclosures before consummation of the transaction. In certain mortgage transactions, special timing requirements are set forth in 160:45-5-3(a). In certain variable-rate transactions, special timing requirements for variable-rate disclosures are set forth in 160:45-5-3(b) and 160:45-5-4(c). In certain transactions involving mail or telephone orders or a series of sales, the timing of the disclosures may be delayed in accordance with paragraphs (g) and (h) of this section.
(c) Basis of disclosures and use of estimates.
(1) The disclosures shall reflect the terms of the legal obligation between the parties.
(2) Estimates and per-diem interest.
(A) If any information necessary for an accurate disclosure is unknown to the creditor, the creditor shall make the disclosure based on the best information reasonably available at the time the disclosure is provided to the consumer, and shall state clearly that the disclosure is an estimate.
(B) For a transaction in which a portion of the interest is determined on a per-diem basis and collected at consummation, any disclosure affected by the per-diem interest shall be considered accurate if the disclosure is based on the information known to the creditor at the time that the disclosure documents are prepared for consummation of the transaction.
(3) The creditor may disregard the effects of the following in making calculations and disclosures.
(A) That payments must be collected in whole cents.
(B) That dates of scheduled payments and advances may be changed because the scheduled date is not a business day.
(C) That months have different numbers of days.
(D) The occurrence of leap year.
(4) In making calculations and disclosures, the creditor may disregard any irregularity in the first period that falls within the limits described below and any payment schedule irregularity that results from the irregular first period:
(A) For transactions in which the term is less than 1 year, a first period not more than 6 days shorter or 13 days longer than a regular period;
(B) For transactions in which the term is at least 1 year and less than 10 years, a first period not more than 11 days shorter or 21 days longer than a regular period; and
(C) For transactions in which the term is at least 10 years, a first period shorter than or not more than 32 days longer than a regular period.
(5) If an obligation is payable on demand, the creditor shall make the disclosures based on an assumed maturity of 1 year. If an alternate maturity date is stated in the legal obligation between the parties, the disclosures shall be based on that date.
(6) Multiple advances.
(A) A series of advances under an agreement to extend credit up to a certain amount may be considered as one transaction.
(B) When a multiple-advance loan to finance the construction of a dwelling may be permanently financed by the same creditor, the construction phase and the permanent phase may be treated as either one transaction or more than one transaction.
(d) Multiple creditors; multiple consumers. If a transaction involves more than one creditor, only one set of disclosures shall be given and the creditors shall agree among themselves which creditor must comply with the requirements that this chapter imposes on any or all of them. If there is more than one consumer, the disclosures may be made to any consumer who is primarily liable on the obligation. If the transaction is rescindable under 160:45-5-7, however, the disclosures shall be made to each consumer who has the right to rescind.
(e) Effect of subsequent events. If a disclosure becomes inaccurate because of an event that occurs after the creditor delivers the required disclosures, the inaccuracy is not a violation of this chapter although new disclosures may be required under paragraph (f) of this section, 160:45-5-3, or 160:45-5-4.
(f) Early disclosures. If disclosures required by this subchapter are given before the date of consummation of a transaction and a subsequent event makes them inaccurate, the creditor shall disclose before consummation (subject to the provisions of 160:45-5-3; 39/
(1) Any changed term unless the term was based on an estimate in accordance with 160:45-5-1(c)(2) and was labeled an estimate;
(2) All changed terms, if the annual percentage rate at the time of consummation varies from the annual percentage rate disclosed earlier by more than 1/8 of 1 percentage point in a regular transaction, or more than ¼ of 1 percentage point in an irregular transaction, as defined in 160:45-5-6(a).
(g) Mail or telephone orders - delay in disclosures. If a creditor receives a purchase order or a request for an extension of credit by mail, telephone, or facsimile machine without face-to-face or direct telephone solicitation, the creditor may delay the disclosures until the due date of the first payment, if the following information for representative amounts or ranges of credit is made available in written form or in electronic form to the consumer or to the public before the actual purchase order or request:
(1) The cash price or the principal loan amount.
(2) The total sale price.
(3) The finance charge.
(4) The annual percentage rate, and if the rate may increase after consummation, the following disclosures:
(A) The circumstances under which the rate may increase.
(B) Any limitations on the increase.
(C) The effect of an increase.
(5) The terms of repayment.
(h) Series of sales - delay in disclosures. If a credit sale is one of a series made under an agreement providing that subsequent sales may be added to an outstanding balance, the creditor may delay the required disclosures until the due date of the first payment for the current sale, if the following two conditions are met:
(1) The consumer has approved in writing the annual percentage rate or rates, the range of balances to which they apply, and the method of treating any unearned finance charge on an existing balance.
(2) The creditor retains no security interest in any property after the creditor has received payments equal to the cash price and any finance charge attributable to the sale of that property. For purposes of this provision, in the case of items purchased on different dates, the first purchased is deemed the first item paid for; in the case of items purchased on the same date, the lowest priced is deemed the first item paid for.
(i) Interim student credit extensions. For each transaction involving an interim credit extension under a student credit program, the creditor need not make the following disclosures: the finance charge under 160:45-5-2(4), the payment schedule under 160:45-5-2(7), the total of payments under 160:45-5-2(8), or the total sale price under 160:45-5-2(10).

37/ The disclosures may include an acknowledgment of receipt, the date of the transaction, and the consumer's name, address, and account number.

38/ The following disclosures may be made together with or separately from other required disclosures: the creditor's identity under 160:45-5-2(1), the variable-rate example under 160:45-5-2(6)(A)(iv), insurance or debt cancellation under 160:45-5-2(14), and certain security interest-charges under 160:45-5-2(15).

39/ For certain residential mortgage transactions, 160:45-5-3(a)(2) permits redisclosure no later than consummation or settlement, whichever is later.


Okla. Admin. Code § 160:45-5-1

Amended at 17 Ok Reg 1587, eff 5-25-00 ; Amended at 21 Ok Reg 2678, eff 7-12-04 1 ; Amended at 25 Ok Reg 2164, eff 7-11-08 ; Amended at 26 Ok Reg 2474, eff 7-11-09 ; Amended at 27 Ok Reg 12, eff 8-6-09 through 2-13-10 (emergency) ; Amended at 27 Ok Reg 492, eff 2-14-10 through 7-14-10 (emergency) 2 ; Amended at 30 Ok Reg 1026, eff 7-1-13

1 Due to technical error, when the 7-12-04 amendments to this Section (160:45-5-1 ) were published in the 2004 OAC Supplement, the footnotes in the Section were not replaced, resulting in the publication of two sets of footnotes in both the 2004 and 2005 OAC Supplements. Because the two footnotes for 37/, 38/, and 39/ were identical, the second footnote at each number was editorially removed when the rule was published in the 2006 Edition of the OAC.

2 This emergency action expired without being superseded by a permanent action. Upon expiration of an emergency amendatory action, the last effective permanent text is reinstated. Therefore, on 7-15-10 (after the 7-14-10 expiration of this emergency action), the text of 160:45-5-1 reverted back to the permanent text that became effective 7-11-09, as was last published in the 2009 OAC Supplement.

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