15 U.S. Code § 1632 - Form of disclosure; additional information
(a) Information clearly and conspicuously disclosed; “annual percentage rate” and “finance charge”; order of disclosures and use of different terminology
Information required by this subchapter shall be disclosed clearly and conspicuously, in accordance with regulations of the Bureau. The terms “annual percentage rate” and “finance charge” shall be disclosed more conspicuously than other terms, data, or information provided in connection with a transaction, except information relating to the identify of the creditor. Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, regulations of the Bureau need not require that disclosures pursuant to this subchapter be made in the order set forth in this subchapter and, except as otherwise provided, may permit the use of terminology different from that employed in this subchapter if it conveys substantially the same meaning.
(b) Optional information by creditor or lessor
(c) Tabular format required for certain disclosures under section 1637(c)
(1) In general
The information described in paragraphs (1)(A), (3)(B)(i)(I), (4)(A), and (4)(C)(i)(I) of section 1637 (c) of this title shall be—
(2) Tabular format
(A) Form of table to be prescribed
In the regulations prescribed under paragraph (1)(A) of this subsection, the Bureau shall require that the disclosure of such information shall, to the extent the Bureau determines to be practicable and appropriate, be in the form of a table which—
(B) Bureau discretion in prescribing order and wording of table
In prescribing the form of the table under subparagraph (A), the Bureau may—
(i) list the items required to be included in the table in a different order than the order in which such items are set forth in paragraph (1)(A) or (4)(A) of section 1637 (c) of this title; and
(d) Additional electronic disclosures
(1) Posting agreements
Each creditor shall establish and maintain an Internet site on which the creditor shall post the written agreement between the creditor and the consumer for each credit card account under an open-end consumer credit plan.
(2) Creditor to provide contracts to the Bureau
Each creditor shall provide to the Bureau, in electronic format, the consumer credit card agreements that it publishes on its Internet site.
(3) Record repository
The Bureau shall establish and maintain on its publicly available Internet site a central repository of the consumer credit card agreements received from creditors pursuant to this subsection, and such agreements shall be easily accessible and retrievable by the public.
This subsection shall not apply to individually negotiated changes to contractual terms, such as individually modified workouts or renegotiations of amounts owed by a consumer under an open end consumer credit plan.
The Bureau, in consultation with the other Federal banking agencies (as that term is defined in section 1681a of this title) and the Bureau,  may promulgate regulations to implement this subsection, including specifying the format for posting the agreements on the Internet sites of creditors and establishing exceptions to paragraphs (1) and (2), in any case in which the administrative burden outweighs the benefit of increased transparency, such as where a credit card plan has a de minimis number of consumer account holders.
 So in original.
Source(Pub. L. 90–321, title I, § 122,May 29, 1968, 82 Stat. 152; Pub. L. 93–495, title III, § 307(e), (f),Oct. 28, 1974, 88 Stat. 1516, 1517; Pub. L. 96–221, title VI, § 611,Mar. 31, 1980, 94 Stat. 175; Pub. L. 100–583, § 2(b),Nov. 3, 1988, 102 Stat. 2966; Pub. L. 100–709, § 2(d),Nov. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 4731; Pub. L. 111–24, title II, § 204,May 22, 2009, 123 Stat. 1746; Pub. L. 111–203, title X, § 1100A(2), (3),July 21, 2010, 124 Stat. 2107.)
2010—Subsecs. (a), (c). Pub. L. 111–203, § 1100A(2), substituted “Bureau” for “Board” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (d)(2), (3). Pub. L. 111–203, § 1100A(2), substituted “Bureau” for “Board” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (d)(5). Pub. L. 111–203substituted “The Bureau, in” for “The Board, in” and “and the Bureau, may” for “and the Federal Trade Commission, may”.
2009—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 111–24added subsec. (d).
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–583, § 2(b)(1), substituted “Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, regulations” for “Regulations”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100–709substituted “sections 1637a (b)(3) and 1638 (b)(1)” for “section 1638 (b)(1)”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100–583, § 2(b)(2), added subsec. (c).
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–221substituted provisions setting forth form of disclosure to meet requirements of this subchapter, for provisions setting forth form of disclosure authorized under this part or part D of this subchapter.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–221substituted provisions setting forth disclosure requirements for additional information by creditors or lessors, for provisions setting forth disclosure requirements for additional information by creditors.
1974—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 93–495inserted references to part D of this subchapter.
Effective Date of 2010 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 111–203effective on the designated transfer date, see section 1100H ofPub. L. 111–203, set out as a note under section 552a of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Effective Date of 2009 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 111–24effective 9 months after May 22, 2009, except as otherwise specifically provided, see section 3 ofPub. L. 111–24, set out as a note under section 1602 of this title.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment
For effective date of amendments by Pub. L. 100–709, see Regulations; Effective Date note below.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–221effective 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 ofPub. L. 96–221, set out as a note under section 1602 of this title.
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment
For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 93–495, see section 308 ofPub. L. 93–495, set out as an Effective Date note under section 1666 of this title.
Regulations; Effective Date
For provisions relating to promulgation of regulations to implement amendment by Pub. L. 100–709, and effective date of such amendment in connection with those regulations, see section 7 ofPub. L. 100–709, set out as a note under section 1637a of this title.
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