Section 5-19-6

Copies of instruments signed by debtors to be furnished to debtors; required statement in contracts, etc.; limitation on disclosure requirements; intent, applicability of limitation.

(a) Any creditor, when extending credit with respect to a consumer credit transaction, other than under an open-end credit plan, shall at that time furnish to the debtor a copy of each instrument executed by the debtor in connection with the consumer credit transaction. The consumer credit transaction contract or note shall contain the following statement in eight point or larger type immediately above the space for the borrower's signature.

"CAUTION - IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU THOROUGHLY READ THE CONTRACT BEFORE YOU SIGN IT."

(b) No disclosures are required by this chapter to be made by a creditor with respect to any transaction other than disclosures required by regulations made by the administrator pursuant to Section 5-19-21 and disclosures required by subsection (a) above and by Sections 5-19-12(a) and 5-19-20(e).

(c) Without limiting the generality of subsection (b), there is no obligation or duty under this chapter to disclose to a debtor any agreement to assign or otherwise transfer a consumer credit transaction contract at a discount or that the assignee of, or person who funded, the consumer credit transaction agreed or may agree to pay the creditor or other person who originated the consumer credit transaction all or a portion of the prepaid finance charges and other fees and/or a portion of the finance charge to be paid by the debtor over the term of the transaction and/or other compensation irrespective of how the compensation is determined or described.

(d) Except as modified hereby, the provisions of subsections (b) and (c) confirm, clarify and are declaratory of existing law. Except as modified hereby, the provisions of Alabama Act No. 94-115 remain applicable to consumer credit transactions entered into on, before, and after February 24, 1994.

(Acts 1971, No. 2052, p. 3290, §4; Acts 1994, No. 94-115, p. 124, §2; Acts 1996, No. 96-576, p. 887, §2.)