Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 7. Montana Deferred Deposit Loan Act

Required Disclosures -- Loan Agreement

31-1-721. Required disclosures -- loan agreement. (1) Before entering into a deferred deposit loan, the licensee shall deliver to the consumer a pamphlet prepared by or at the direction of the department that:

(a) explains, in simple language, all of the consumer's rights and responsibilities in a deferred deposit loan transaction;

(b) includes a telephone number to the department's office that handles concerns or complaints by consumers; and

(c) informs consumers that the department's office can provide information about whether a lender is licensed and other legally available information.

(2) Licensees shall provide consumers with a written agreement on a form specified or approved by the department that can be kept by the consumer, which must include the following information:

(a) the name, address, and phone number of the licensee making the deferred deposit loan and the initials or other written means of identifying the individual employee who signs the agreement on behalf of the licensee;

(b) the name, address, and phone number of the consumer obtaining the deferred deposit loan;

(c) all disclosures required by the federal Truth in Lending Act, 15 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.;

(d) a clear description of the consumer's payment obligations under the loan; and

(e) in a manner that is more conspicuous than the other information provided in the loan document and that is in at least 14-point bold typeface, a statement that "you cannot be prosecuted in criminal court for collection of this loan". The statement must be located immediately preceding the signature of the consumer.

History: En. Sec. 11, Ch. 404, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 221, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 451, L. 2007.