2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 14A. Consumer Credit Code
§14A-3-408. Change in terms of revolving loan accounts.
(1) If a lender makes a change in the terms of a revolving loan account without complying with this section any additional cost or charge to the debtor resulting from the change is an excess charge and subject to the remedies available to debtors (Section 5-202) and to the Administrator (Section 6-113).
(2) A lender may change the terms of a revolving loan account whether or not the change is authorized by prior agreement. Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the lender shall give to the debtor written notice of any change before the effective date of the change as follows:
(a)for changes in the rate of interest charged on such an account, at least one written notice shall be given to the debtor at least one billing cycle, but not less than thirty (30) days, prior to such change taking effect; and
(b)for a change in the terms other than the rate of interest, at least two written notices shall be given to the debtor, with the first notice at least two billing cycles, but not less than sixty (60) days, prior to such change taking effect.
(3) The notice specified in subsection (2) of this section is not required if:
(a)the debtor after receiving notice of the change agrees in writing to the change;
(b)the debtor elects to pay an amount designated on a billing statement (subsection (2) of Section 3-309 of this title) as including a new charge for a benefit offered to the debtor when the benefit and charge constitute the change in terms and when the billing statement also states the amount payable if the new charge is excluded;
(c)the change involves no significant cost to the debtor;
(d)the debtor has previously consented in writing to the kind of change made and notice of the change is given to the debtor at least thirty (30) days prior to the effective date of the change;
(e)the change applies only to debts incurred after a date specified in a notice of the change given at least thirty (30) days prior to the effective date of the change;
(f)the kind or type of change is of a class defined by the Administrator by rule, as not requiring the advance notice set forth in this section for the protection of the consumer; or
(g)the change involves late payment charges or over-the-limit charges.
(4) The notice provided for in this section is given to the debtor when mailed to the debtor at the address used by the lender for sending periodic billing statements.
Added by Laws 1969, c. 352, § 3-408, eff. July 1, 1969. Amended by Laws 1982, c. 335, § 47, operative June 1, 1982; Laws 1983, c. 121, § 1, emerg. eff. May 17, 1983; Laws 1988, c. 35, § 8, operative July 1, 1988; Laws 1999, c. 95, § 1, emerg. eff. April 19, 1999.