Oregon Statutes - Chapter 83 - Retail Installment Contracts - Section 83.565 - Finance charge computed by actuarial method; requirements; notice.

(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of ORS 83.510 to 83.680 and 83.820 to 83.895, a motor vehicle dealer, in a retail installment contract, may contract for and charge, receive and collect a finance charge computed by the actuarial method.

(2) When a retail installment contract provides for a finance charge computed by the actuarial method:

(a) The retail installment contract may provide for any other charge, cost or fee allowed under ORS 83.510 to 83.680 and 83.820 to 83.895, in addition to the finance charge.

(b) The amount to be disclosed as the finance charge and used as the finance charge component of the other amounts disclosed pursuant to ORS 83.510 to 83.680 and 83.820 to 83.895 shall be the amount of the finance charge to be paid assuming all payments are made exactly as agreed.

(c) The retail installment contract for the sale of a mobile home may provide that the holder may refuse to accept prepayments of less than the entire amount owed under the retail installment contract if the prepayments:

(A) Are tendered on dates other than a specified date each month; and

(B) Are not in amounts equal to the principal portion of one or more of the earliest unmatured monthly installments.

(d) The contract shall contain the following notice in printing or writing of a size equal to at least 10-point bold type, in lieu of the notice required by ORS 83.520 (2)(c):



Do not sign this contract before you read it or if it contains any blank space, except that:

(1) If delivery of the motor vehicle or mobile home is to be made to you after this contract is signed, the serial number or other identifying information and the due date of the first installment may be filled in at the time of delivery; and

(2) If the name of the financing agency is not known at the time the contract is executed, the name of the financing agency may be inserted in the contract on or about the date the name of the financing agency is known.

You are entitled to a copy of this contract.

You have the right to pay in advance the full amount due and if you do so you may save a portion of the finance charge.


(e) The refund credit provisions of ORS 83.620 shall not apply. [1981 c.910 §4; 1995 c.519 §5; 2001 c.117 §8]

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