15 U.S. Code § 1605 - Determination of finance charge
Charges or premiums for insurance, written in connection with any consumer credit transaction, against loss of or damage to property or against liability arising out of the ownership or use of property, shall be included in the finance charge unless a clear and specific statement in writing is furnished by the creditor to the person to whom the credit is extended, setting forth the cost of the insurance if obtained from or through the creditor, and stating that the person to whom the credit is extended may choose the person through which the insurance is to be obtained.
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Subsecs. (aa) and (w) of section 1602 of this title, referred to in subsec. (f)(2)(B), were redesignated subsecs. (bb) and (x), respectively, of section 1602 of this title by Pub. L. 111–203, title X, § 1100A(1)(A), July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 2107.
2010—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 111–203 substituted “Bureau” for “Board” in introductory provisions.
1995—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–29, § 2(a), in introductory provisions inserted after second sentence “The finance charge shall not include fees and amounts imposed by third party closing agents (including settlement agents, attorneys, and escrow and title companies) if the creditor does not require the imposition of the charges or the services provided and does not retain the charges.”
Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 104–29, § 2(b)(1), added par. (6).
Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 104–29, § 2(c), added par. (3).
Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 104–29, § 2(d), amended par. (2) generally, substituting “loan-related” for “a deed, settlement statement, or other”.
Subsec. (e)(5). Pub. L. 104–29, § 2(e), inserted before period “, including fees related to any pest infestation or flood hazard inspections conducted prior to closing”.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 104–29, § 3(a), added subsec. (f).
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–221, § 606(a), inserted provisions excluding charges of a type payable in comparable cash transactions and indicated that pars. (1) to (5) are examples of charges.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 96–221, § 606(b), struck out pars. (3) and (4) setting forth applicability to taxes and any other type of charge, respectively.
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–221 effective on expiration of two years and six months after Mar. 31, 1980, with all regulations, forms, and clauses required to be prescribed to be promulgated at least one year prior to such effective date, and allowing any creditor to comply with any amendments, in accordance with the regulations, forms, and clauses prescribed by the Board prior to such effective date, see section 625 of Pub. L. 96–221, set out as a note under section 1602 of this title.
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