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Release Date: September 27, 2002

For immediate release

The Federal Reserve Board on Friday published its annual adjustment of the dollar amount that triggers additional disclosure requirements under the Truth in Lending Act for mortgage loans that bear rates or fees above a certain amount.

The dollar amount of the fee-based trigger has been adjusted from $480 for 2002 to $488 for 2003 based on the annual percentage change reflected in the Consumer Price Index that was in effect on June 1, 2002.

The adjustment is effective January 1, 2003.

The Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act of 1994 bars credit terms such as balloon payments and requires additional disclosures when total points and fees payable by the consumer exceed the fee-based trigger (initially set at $400 and adjusted annually) or 8 percent of the total loan amount, whichever is larger.

The Board's notice is attached.

Mortgage loan disclosures (68 KB PDF)

2002 Banking and consumer regulatory policy

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