Utah Admin. Code R331-25-4 - Disclosures

Current through Bulletin No. 2021-18, September 15, 2021

(1) Content of short form of disclosures. The short form of disclosures required by this rule must include:
(a) a statement that the purchase of the agreement is optional and whether or not the consumer purchases the agreement will have no effect on their application for credit or the terms of any existing credit agreement;
(b) a statement that the consumer may choose to pay the fee in a single lump sum or in monthly/quarterly payments and a disclosure that adding a lump sum of the fee to the amount borrowed will increase the cost of the agreement;
(c) a statement that the consumer may choose an agreement with or without a refund provision and that the prices are likely to differ;
(d) a statement that the depository institution will provide additional information before the consumer is required to pay for the agreement.
(2) Content of long form of disclosures. The long form of disclosures required by this rule must include:
(a) a statement that the purchase of the agreement is optional and whether or not the consumer purchases the agreement will have no effect on their application for credit or the terms of any existing credit agreement;
(b) an explanation that a debt suspension agreement means that the duty to pay the loan principal and interest to the depository institution or industrial loan company is only suspended and does not cancel the obligation if the agreement is activated;
(c) a statement describing the total fee for the agreement and that the consumer may choose to pay the fee in a single lump sum or in monthly/quarterly payments and a disclosure that adding a lump sum of the fee to the amount borrowed will increase the cost of the agreement plus the formula used to compute any monthly or quarterly fee payment;
(d) a statement that the consumer may choose an agreement with or without a refund provision and that the prices are likely to differ;
(e) a statement explaining the circumstances under which the consumer or the depository institution can terminate the agreement if termination is permitted during the life of the loan.
(3) Disclosure requirements; timing and method of disclosures.
(a) Short form disclosures: The depository institution shall make the short form disclosures orally at the time the depository institution first solicits the purchase of an agreement.
(b) Long form disclosures: The depository institution shall make the long form disclosures in writing before the customer completes the purchase of the agreement. If the initial solicitation occurs in person, then the depository institution shall provide the long form disclosures in writing at that time.
(c) Transactions by telephone: If the agreement is solicited by telephone, the depository institution shall provide the short form disclosures orally and shall mail the long form disclosures, and, if appropriate, a copy of the agreement to the customer within 3 business days, beginning on the first business day after the telephone solicitation.
(d) Solicitations using written mail inserts or ''take one'' applications: If the agreement is solicited through written materials such as mail inserts or ''take one'' applications, the depository institution may provide only the short form disclosures in the written materials if the depository institution mails the long form disclosures to the customer within 3 business days, beginning on the first business day after the customer contacts the depository institution to respond to the solicitation, subject to the requirements of R331-25-5(3).
(e) Electronic transactions: The disclosures described in this section 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. 7001 et seq.
(4) Form of disclosures.
(a) Readily Understandable: The disclosures required by this section must be conspicuous, simple, direct, readily understandable, and designed to call attention to the nature and significance of the information provided.
(b) Meaningful: The disclosures required by this section must be in a meaningful form. Examples of methods that could call attention to the nature and significance of the information provided include:
(i) A plain-language heading to call attention to the disclosures;
(ii) A typeface and type size that are easy to read;
(iii) Wide margins and ample line spacing;
(iv) Boldface or italics for key words; and
(v) Distinctive type style, and graphic devices, such as shading or sidebars, when the disclosures are combined with other information.
(5) Advertisements and other promotional material for debt cancellation agreements and debt suspension agreements. The short form disclosures are required for advertisements and promotional material for agreements unless the advertisements and promotional materials are of a general nature describing or listing the services or products offered by the depository institution.

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Utah Admin. Code R331-25-4

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