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NCJ Number: 83162 Find in a Library
Title: Review of Regulation E - Electronic Fund Transfers, Part 2 Disclosures
Author(s): J C Wood
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
LEAA Television Branch
United States of America
Project Director: D Weidan; T Gavey
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice

US Federal Reserve System
Washington, DC 20551
Format: Film
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Disclosure requirements of Regulation E regarding electronic fund transfers are summarized in terms of format, content, and financial institution liability.
Abstract: Three types of disclosures are required: initial, periodic, and change-in-terms disclosures. The disclosures must be formulated in writing and be readily understandable to consumers. The regulation provides model disclosure clauses that a financial institution may choose to utilize to be protected from civil and criminal liability. Initial disclosures must contain 10 statements: a summary of consumer liability for unauthorized use of electronic transfers; a telephone and address for notifying the loss of a terminal access device; institutional business days; types of transfers, including amount and frequency, that consumers may initiate; fees; documentation; stop payment conditions, the financial institutions liability; third parties with access to information on consumer accounts; and an error resolution notice. Periodic disclosure requirements vary in terms of both content and timing. Change-in-terms disclosures must be made in writing 21 days in advance of the date of effectiveness. Examiners are cautioned to review disclosure forms and check their content to determine if an institution has imposed changes that were duly disclosed.
Index Term(s): Consumer protection laws; Electronic funds transfer; Financial institutions; Legal liability; Regulations compliance
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