2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 14A. Consumer Credit Code
§14A-3-309. Revolving loan accounts.

(1) Before opening any account under a revolving loan account plan, the creditor shall give to the consumer the following information:

(a)conditions under which a loan finance charge may be made, including the time period, if any, within which any credit extended may be repaid without incurring a loan finance charge, except that the creditor may, at his election and without disclosure, impose no such loan finance charge if payment is received after the termination of such period. If no time period is provided, the creditor shall disclose that fact;

(b)method of determining the balance upon which a loan finance charge will be computed;

(c)method of determining the amount of the loan finance charge including any minimum or fixed amount imposed as a finance charge, and where one or more periodic rates may be used to compute the loan finance charge, each such rate and the range of balances to which it is applicable;

(d)corresponding nominal annual percentage rate pursuant to subsection (3) of Section 3-304 of this title; if more than one corresponding nominal annual percentage rate may be used, each corresponding nominal annual percentage rate shall be stated;

(e)identification of additional charges which may be made and the method by which they will be determined;

(f)in cases where the creditor may retain or acquire a security interest in property to secure the balances resulting from credit extensions made pursuant to the revolving loan account, a statement that a security interest has been or will be taken in the property purchased as part of the credit transaction or property not purchased as part of the credit transaction identified by item or type;

(g)a statement in a form prescribed by and describing the protection provided by Sections 161 and 170 of the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act to an obligor and the responsibility of a creditor under Sections 162 and 170 of the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act; and

(h)in the case of any account under a revolving loan account plan which provides for any extension of credit which is secured by the consumer's principal dwelling, any information which:

(i)is required to be disclosed under subsection (1) of Section 3-309.2 of this title; and

(ii)the Administrator determines is not described in any other paragraph of this subsection.

(2) If there is an outstanding balance at the end of the billing cycle or if a loan finance charge is made with respect to the billing cycle, the creditor shall give to the consumer the following information within a reasonable time after the end of the billing cycle:

(a)outstanding balance at the beginning of the billing cycle;

(b)the amount and date of each extension of credit made during the billing cycle and a brief identification of each extension of credit on or accompanying the statement in a form prescribed by regulations of the Administrator to enable the consumer to identify the transaction, or relate it to copies of sale vouchers or similar instruments previously furnished, except that a creditor's failure to disclose information in accordance with this paragraph shall not be deemed a failure to comply with this part if the creditor maintains procedures reasonably adapted to procure and provide such information and the creditor responds to and treats any inquiry for clarification or documentation as a billing error and an erroneously billed amount in accordance with Section 161 of the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act. In lieu of complying with the requirements of the previous sentence and to the extent permitted by rule of the Administrator, in the case of any transaction in which the creditor and a seller are related persons as defined by the Administrator and the revolving loan account plan has fewer than fifteen thousand (15,000) accounts, the creditor may elect to provide only the amount and date of each extension of credit during the billing cycle and the seller's name and location where the transaction took place if a brief identification of the transaction has been previously furnished and the creditor responds to and treats any inquiry for clarification or documentation as a billing error and an erroneously billed amount in accordance with Section 161 of the Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act;

(c)amount credited to the account during the billing cycle;

(d)amount of loan finance charge debited during the billing cycle, with an itemization or explanation to show the total amount of loan finance charge, if any, due to the application of one or more periodic percentages and the amount, if any, imposed as a minimum or fixed charge;

(e)the periodic percentage used to calculate the loan finance charge; if more than one periodic percentage is used, each percentage and the amount of the balance to which each applies shall be disclosed;

(f)the balance on which the loan finance charge is computed and a statement of how the balance is determined; if the balance is determined without first deducting all amounts credited during the period, that fact and the amounts credited shall also be stated;

(g)if the loan finance charge for the billing cycle exceeds fifty cents ($0.50) for a monthly or longer billing cycle, or the pro rata part of the fifty cents ($0.50) for a billing cycle shorter than monthly, the loan finance charge expressed as an annual percentage rate pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of Section 3-304 of this title; if more than one periodic percentage is used to calculate the loan finance charge, the creditor, in lieu of stating a single annual percentage rate, may state more than one annual percentage rate and the amount of the balance to which each annual percentage rate applies;

(h)if the loan finance charge for the billing cycle does not exceed fifty cents ($0.50) for a monthly or longer billing cycle, or the pro rata part of fifty cents ($0.50) for a billing cycle shorter than monthly, the corresponding nominal annual percentage rate pursuant to subsection (3) of Section 3-304 of this title;

(i)outstanding balance at the end of the billing cycle;

(j)date by which or period, if any, within which payment must be made to avoid additional loan finance charges, except that the creditor may, at his election and without disclosure, impose no such additional loan finance charge if payment is received after such date or the termination of such period;

(k)address to be used by the creditor for the purpose of receiving billing inquiries;

(l)a written statement in the following form: "Minimum Payment Warning: Making only the minimum payment will increase the amount of interest you pay and the time it takes to repay your balance."; and

(m)repayment information that would apply to the outstanding balance of the consumer under the credit plan, including:

(i)the number of months (rounded to the nearest month) that it would take to pay the entire amount of that balance, if the consumer pays only the required minimum monthly payments and if no further advances are made,

(ii)the total cost to the consumer, including interest and principal payments, of paying that balance in full, if the consumer pays only the required minimum monthly payments and if no further advances are made,

(iii)the monthly payment amount that would be required for the consumer to eliminate the outstanding balance in thirty-six (36) months, if no further advances are made, and the total cost to the consumer, including interest and principal payments, of paying that balance in full if the consumer pays the balance over thirty-six (36) months, and

(iv)a toll-free telephone number at which the consumer may receive information about accessing credit counseling and debt management services;

In making the disclosures under this paragraph, the creditor shall apply the interest rate or rates in effect on the date on which the disclosure is made until the date on which the balance would be paid in full. If the interest rate in effect on the date on which the disclosure is made is a temporary rate that will change under a contractual provision applying an index or formula for subsequent interest rate adjustment, the creditor shall apply the interest rate in effect on the date on which the disclosure is made for as long as that interest rate will apply under that contractual provision, and then apply an interest rate based on the index or formula in effect on the applicable billing date.

(3)(a)All of the information described in paragraph (m) of subsection (2) of this section shall:

(i)be disclosed in the form and manner which the Administrator shall prescribe, by regulation, and in a manner that avoids duplication, and

(ii)be placed in a conspicuous and prominent location on the billing statement;

(b)in the regulations prescribed under paragraph (a) of this subsection, the Administrator shall require that the disclosure of such information shall be in the form of a table that:

(i)contains clear and concise headings for each item of such information, and

(ii)provides a clear and concise form stating each item of information required to be disclosed under each such heading;

(c)in prescribing the form of the table under paragraph (b) of this subsection, the Administrator shall require that:

(i)all of the information in the table, and not just a reference to the table, be placed on the billing statement, as required by this section, and

(ii)the items required to be included in the table shall be listed in the order in which such items are set forth in paragraph (m) of subsection (2) of this section; and

(d)in prescribing the form of the table under paragraph (b) of this subsection, the Administrator shall employ terminology which is different than the terminology which is employed in paragraph (m) of subsection (2) of this section, if such terminology is more easily understood and conveys substantially the same meaning.

(4)(a)In the case of a credit card account under an open-end consumer credit plan under which a late fee or charge may be imposed due to the failure of the obligor to make payment on or before the due date for such payment, the periodic statement required with respect to the account shall include, in a conspicuous location on the billing statement, the date on which the payment is due or, if different, the date on which a late payment fee will be charged, together with the amount of the fee or charge to be imposed if payment is made after that date.

(b)if one or more late payments under an open-end consumer credit plan may result in an increase in the annual percentage rate applicable to the account, the statement required with respect to the account shall include conspicuous notice of such fact, together with the applicable penalty annual percentage rate, in close proximity to the disclosure required under paragraph (a) of this subsection of the date on which payment is due under the terms of the account.

(c)if the creditor, in the case of a credit card account referred to in paragraph (a) of this subsection, is a financial institution which maintains branches or offices at which payments on any such account are accepted from the obligor in person, the date on which the obligor makes a payment on the account at such branch or office shall be considered to be the date on which the payment is made for purposes of determining whether a late fee or charge may be imposed due to the failure of the obligor to make payment on or before the due date for such payment.

Added by Laws 1969, c. 352, § 3-309, eff. July 1, 1969. Amended by Laws 1976, c. 263, § 2, emerg. eff. June 17, 1976; Laws 1982, c. 335, § 43, operative Oct. 1, 1982; Laws 1990, c. 260, § 23, operative July 1, 1990; Laws 2013, c. 99, § 4, eff. July 1, 2013.

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