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The commentary revisions clarify how creditors that place Truth in Lending Act disclosures on the same document with the credit contract may satisfy the requirement for providing the disclosures, in a form the consumer may keep, before consummation.
An intriguing question about Truth in Lending is whether it has had a long-term effect on consumer awareness, understanding, and behavior.
The first question stated that the "federal Truth in Lending Law requires that credit card companies provide consumers with written statements of credit costs when a new account is opened and as part of the monthly bill." Then the interviewer asked "Is the Truth in Lending statement helpful in any way?" Sixty percent of consumers with bank-type credit cards indicated in 2001 that the Truth in Lending statement was helpful, whereas 29 percent responded that it was not (table 8).
Another follow-up question in 2001 asked both those who felt the statement was useful and those who did not how the Truth in Lending statement could be made more helpful.
The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) is the primary federal law that governs credit cards.
As part of the bank examination process, the Federal Reserve enforces the federal banking laws, including the Truth in Lending rules, with respect to the approximately 980 state-chartered banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System.
The Fair Credit and Charge Card Disclosure Act of 1988 amended the Truth in Lending Act to require that the APR for credit card purchases and certain other costs be disclosed in direct mail and other solicitations and applications to open credit and charge card accounts.