Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Final Rules Amending TILA and Consumer Leasing Act

The Federal Reserve just adopted final rules pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act). The rules increase the protections of the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) by extending TILA protections from transactions under $25,000 to those under $50,000. The $50,000 threshold will now fluctuate with the consumer price index, rather than remain static.
The rules also increase disclosure required by lessors of large consumer goods, such as cars, from $25,000 to $50,000. The required disclosures for leases more than four months include information to consumers about the cost of leases.

These rules are effective July 21, 2011.