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The Credit Card Act of 2009, which took effect February 22, 2010, aims to reform the credit card industry and halt abusive credit card practices. It makes changes to the credit card provisions of the Truth-in-Lending Act, and amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Electronic Fund Transfer Act. The new law requires credit card companies to give 45 days notice before making significant changes to the terms of the card, changing fees associated with the card, or increasing the interest rate. The new law also bans retroactive interest rate hikes on existing balances. For an explanation of the new Credit Card Act protections read, What You Need to Know: New Credit Card Rules from the Federal Reserve Board.

Books

Credit Card Act of 2009: Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009
KF1040.C541 S6 2009
James H. Pannabecker
Published by Sheshunoff (2009)

Collecting Debts: Tips and Strategies to Legally Get What You're Owed
Wisconsin TitleKFW2567.C6 C643 2007
David A. Ambrosh et al
Published by National Business Institute (2007)

Collection Actions: Defending Consumers and Their Assets
KF1024 .S54 2011
Jonathan Sheldon, Carolyn L. Carter, Chi Chi Wu
Published by National Consumer Law Center (updated annually)

Collection Law from Start to Finish
Wisconsin TitleKFW2567.C6 C642 2010
J. David Krekeler et al.
Published by National Business Institute (2010)

Collection Law Tips and Strategies
Wisconsin TitleKFW2567.C6 C644 2009
J. David Krekeler et al.
Published by National Business Institute (2009)

Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment
Wisconsin TitleKFW2567.C6 C65 2011
Kenneth J. Doran
Published by National Business Institute (2011) 

Consumer Credit Compliance Manual
KF1040.F6 C6
John r. Fonseca
Published by Thomson/West (updated annually)

Consumer Law: Sales Practices and Credit Regulation
KF1040.A743
Howard J. Alperin
Published by Thomson/West (updated annually)

Credit Discrimination
KF1040.C74 2009
Alys Cohen
Published by National Consumer Law Center (updated annually)

Credit Repair
KF1040.Z9 L46 2009
Robin Leonard and John Lamb
Published by Nolo (2009)

Fair Credit Reporting
KF1040.W8 2010
Chi Chi Wu, Elizabeth De Armond
Published by National Consumer Law Center (updated annually)

Fair Debt Collection
KF1024.H63 2011
Robert J. Hobbs
Published by National Consumer Law Center (updated annually)

Handling Consumer Credit Cases
KF1040.F6 H3
John R. Fonseca
Published by Thomson/West (updated annually)

Law of Electronic Fund Transfer Systems: Legal and Strategic Planning
KF1030.E4 B35
Donald L. Baker, Roland E. Brandel
Loose-leaf; published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont (updated annually)

Protecting the Creditor's Rights During Bankruptcy
Wisconsin TitleKFW2620.A75 M25 2011
Michael J. Maloney, Benjamin P. Payne, Brian P. Thill
Published by National Business Institute (2011)

Solve Your Money Troubles: Debt, Credit & Bankruptcy
KF1501.Z9 L46 2009 (available at MLRC)
Robin Leonard, Margaret Reiter
Published by Nolo (2009)

Truth in Lending
KF1040 .R4 2010
Diane Thompson, Elizabeth Renuart
Published by National Consumer Law Center (updated annually)

Truth In-Lending Manual
KF1040.C54 T7
Ralph C. Clontz, Jr.
Loose-leaf; published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont (updated annually)

Wisconsin Collection Law
Wisconsin TitleKFW2930.W682
Robert A. Pasch
Published by Thomson/West (updated annually)
Wisconsin Practice Series

Internet

Visit the Wisconsin State Law Library's Legal Topics page on Credit/Debt for a growing list of links to Internet resources. See also our related topics pages on Debt Collection, Bankruptcy, and Banking Law.

Last Updated: July 1, 2014 | Up to Top
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