Federal Reserve Issues Clarifications to Regulation Z Provisions That Apply to Open-End Credit Plans, Including Credit Cards

March 21, 2011

The Federal Reserve Board on March 18, 2011 approved a rule amending Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to clarify aspects of prior Board rules implementing the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 (Credit Card Act). This rule is intended to enhance protections for consumers who use credit cards and to resolve areas of uncertainty so that card issuers fully understand their compliance obligations.