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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 10. Finance and Financial Institutions
Agency 5. State Corporation Commission
Chapter 200. Payday Lending
12/13/2019

10VAC5-200-30. Notice and Payday Lending Pamphlet.

A. Before entering into a payday loan transaction, a licensee shall provide each prospective borrower with a pamphlet which explains the borrower's rights and responsibilities. This pamphlet shall use the exact language appearing in the "Payday Lending Pamphlet" set forth in 10VAC5-200-80. The form shall be printed or typed without alteration separate from all other papers or documents obtained by the licensee in type of size not less than that known as 12 point. The title of the pamphlet ("Payday Lending in the Commonwealth of Virginia—Borrower Rights and Responsibilities") and the headings for the individual sections of the pamphlet (e.g., "In General," "Notice from Lender," "Limitations on Security Interest," etc.) shall be in bold-face print or type.

B. Prior to furnishing a prospective borrower with a loan application or receiving any information relating to loan qualification, a licensee shall provide each prospective borrower with a printed notice which states the following: "WARNING: A payday loan is not intended to meet long-term financial needs. It is recommended that you use a payday loan only to meet occasional or unusual short-term cash needs."

1. The notice and acknowledgement shall be printed or typed on 8-1/2 x 11 paper without alteration, be separate from all other papers or documents obtained by the licensee, and be in type not less than that known as 24 point. The notice must also contain an acknowledgement stating the following: "I acknowledge that I have received a copy of this notice and the pamphlet entitled "Payday Lending in the Commonwealth of Virginia—Borrower Rights and Responsibilities."

2. The notice must be signed and dated by each prospective borrower. A duplicate original of the acknowledged notice shall be kept in the separate loan file maintained with respect to the loan for the period specified in § 6.2-1809 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 6.2-1815 and 12.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 18, Issue 24, eff. July 22, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 20, eff. June 1, 2012.

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