2016 Mississippi Code
Title 75 - Regulation of Trade, Commerce and Investments
Chapter 67 - Loans
Article 13 - Mississippi Credit Availability Act
§ 75-67-621. Licensee to provide account holder with a written explanation of fees and charges [Repealed effective July 1, 2018]

MS Code § 75-67-621 (2016) What's This?

(1) A licensee shall provide each prospective account holder, before consummation of a credit availability transaction, a written explanation of the fees, and charges to be charged by the licensee and the due dates for all payments. The style, content, and method of executing the required written explanation shall comply with federal truth-in-lending laws and shall contain a statement that the account holder may prepay the unpaid balance in whole or in part at any time. The commissioner may promulgate rules in accordance with this article in order to assure complete and accurate disclosure of the fees and charges to be charged by a licensee under a credit availability agreement. At a minimum, the written explanation must include:

(a) The amount of the transaction;

(b) The date the agreement was entered into;

(c) A schedule or description of the payments;

(d) The name and address of the licensed office;

(e) The name of the person primarily obligated on the agreement;

(f) The amount of the principal;

(g) The agreed rate of charge stated on a percent per year basis and the amount in dollars and cents;

(h) All other disclosures required pursuant to state and federal law.

(2) The contract for any credit availability agreement shall include, along with other state or federal law requirements, the right for an account holder to rescind the transaction within one (1) business day; provided, however, that if the account holder accepts funds from the credit availability licensee prior to the expiration of the one-day rescission period, any origination fee charged shall be nonrefundable.

(3) A licensee with a physical location in this state shall display in its consumer waiting area, and shall provide a copy to any account holder that requests it, a pamphlet prepared by the department that describes general information about the transaction and about the account holder's rights and responsibilities in the transaction, including the rates and fees charged by the licensee, the licensee's rights in event of default by the consumer, the maximum allowable account balance, and the consumer hotline telephone number to the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance. The licensee shall add the account information and/or complaint hotline telephone number of the licensee to the pamphlet. A licensee without a physical location in this state shall make the information available on its website.

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