Policy on Responsible Lending

State Regulations

Lenders and lending partners are required to abide by applicable federal, state and local laws. This may include interest rate limits, loan terms, limits on rollovers, the number and frequency of loans, fees, and more. Before you accept any loan, you should educate yourself in regard to the loan you are seeking, including the rules, regulations and laws that might apply to that loan and the lender or lending partner offering it.

Truth in Lending Act (TILA)

The Truth in Lending Act requires lenders and lending partners to give you in writing the exact fees, interest rate and other details regarding your loan. This should be presented to you prior to any agreement being executed. lenders and lending partners may not offer terms that exceed any applicable laws, regulations, or rules. Most specific terms of your loan will be governed by the applicable state law.

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act

The Dodd-Frank Act requires that all lenders and lending partners practice fair lending. The Act empowers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to issue regulations that prohibit abuse and unfair lending practices, which includes regulations designed to prevent disparities among consumers of equal creditworthiness but are of a different race, ethnicity, gender or age.

Opening a New Account (including loans) Requires Disclosure of Personal Information

Federal law requires lenders and lending partners and other financial institutions to know who they are working with. The law is designed to fight money laundering and funding of terrorist networks. Therefore, you may be required to provide your name, date of birth, address, your social security number and other information. Your lender or lending partner may ask you to provide a valid state or federal ID to verify your personal information.

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Important Disclosures. Please Read Carefully.

Persons facing serious financial difficulties should consider other alternatives or should seek out professional financial advice.

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Lender’s Disclosure of Terms.

The financial services provider you are connected to will provide documents that contain all fees and rate information pertaining to the offer, including any potential fees for late-payments and the rules under which you may be allowed (if permitted by applicable law) to refinance, renew or rollover your loan. Loan fees and interest rates are determined solely by the financial services provider based on the financial services provider’s internal policies, underwriting criteria and applicable law. consumertransferservice.com has no knowledge of or control over the loan terms offered by a financial services provider. You are urged to read and understand the terms of any loan offered by any financial services provider and to reject any particular loan offer that you cannot afford to repay or that includes terms that are not acceptable to you.

Late Payments Hurt Your Credit Score

Please be aware that missing a payment or making a late payment can negatively impact your credit score. To protect yourself and your credit history, make sure you only accept loan terms that you can afford to repay. If you cannot make a payment on time, you should contact your financial services provider immediately and discuss how to handle late payments.