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Chapter 50: Consumer Affairs Article XI Credit Access Businesses

Division 3. Miscellaneous Requirements for Credit Access Businesses

SEC. 50-151.3.     RESTRICTIONS ON EXTENSIONS OF CONSUMER CREDIT.

     (a)     The cash advanced under an extension of consumer credit that a credit access business obtains for a consumer or assists a consumer in obtaining in the form of a deferred presentment transaction may not exceed 20 percent of the consumer's gross monthly income.

     (b)     The cash advanced under an extension of consumer credit that a credit access business obtains for a consumer or assists a consumer in obtaining in the form of a motor vehicle title loan may not exceed the lesser of:

          (1)       three percent of the consumer's gross annual income; or

          (2)       70 percent of the retail value of the motor vehicle.

     (c)     A credit access business shall use a paycheck or other documentation establishing income to determine a consumer's income.

     (d)     An extension of consumer credit that a credit access business obtains for a consumer or assists a consumer in obtaining and that provides for repayment in installments may not be payable in more than four installments.  Proceeds from each installment must be used to repay at least 25 percent of the principal amount of the extension of consumer credit.  An extension of consumer credit that provides for repayment in installments may not be refinanced or renewed.

     (e)     An extension of consumer credit that a credit access business obtains for a consumer or assists a consumer in obtaining and that provides for a single lump sum repayment may not be refinanced or renewed more than three times.  Proceeds from each refinancing or renewal must be used to repay at least 25 percent of the principal amount of the original extension of consumer credit.

     (f)     For purposes of this section, an extension of consumer credit that is made to a consumer within seven days after a previous extension of consumer credit has been paid by the consumer will constitute a refinancing or renewal.  (Ord. 28287, eff. 1-1-12)

 


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