Texas Finance Code § 393.105 Disclosure Statement

Sec. 393.105. DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Before executing a contract with a consumer or receiving valuable consideration from a consumer, a credit services organization shall provide the consumer with a document containing:

(1) a complete and detailed description of the services to be performed by the organization for the consumer and the total cost of those services;

(2) an explanation of the consumer's right to proceed against the surety bond or account obtained under Section 393.302;

(3) the name and address of the surety company that issued the surety bond or the name and address of the depository and the trustee and the account number of the surety account, as appropriate;

(4) a complete and accurate statement of the consumer's right to review information on the consumer maintained in a file by a consumer reporting agency, as provided by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C. Section 1681 et seq.);

(5) a statement that information in the consumer's file is available for review:

(A) without charge on request made to the consumer reporting agency not later than the 30th day after the date on which the agency receives notice the consumer has been denied credit; and

(B) for a minimal charge at any other time;

(6) a complete and accurate statement of the consumer's right to dispute directly with a consumer reporting agency the completeness or accuracy of an item contained in the consumer's file maintained by the agency;

(7) a statement that accurate information cannot be permanently removed from the files of a consumer reporting agency;

(8) a complete and accurate statement explaining:

(A) when consumer information becomes obsolete; and

(B) that a consumer reporting agency is prevented from issuing a report containing obsolete information; and

(9) a complete and accurate statement of the availability of nonprofit credit counseling services.

Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1008, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.

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