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Title XXVI TRADE AND COMMERCE

Chapter 408

Effective - 28 Aug 1992 bottom

  408.554.  Notice of default, contents, form, delivery. — 1.  After a borrower has been in default for ten days for failure to make a required payment and has not voluntarily surrendered possession of the collateral, a lender may give the borrower and all cosigners on the credit transaction the notice described in this section.  A lender gives notice to the borrower and cosigners under this section when he delivers the notice to the borrower or cosigner or mails the notice to him at his last known address.

  2.  Except as provided in subsection 4 of this section, the notice shall be in writing and conspicuously state:  The name, address and telephone number of the lender to whom payment is to be made, a brief identification of the credit transaction, the borrower's right to cure the default, and the amount of payment and date by which payment must be made to cure the default.  A notice in substantially the following form complies with this subsection:

(name, address, and telephone number of lender)

(account number, if any)

(brief identification of credit transaction)

(amount)  is the AMOUNT NOW DUE

(date)  is the LAST DAY FOR PAYMENT

You are late in making your payment(s).  If you pay the AMOUNT NOW DUE (above) by the LAST DAY FOR PAYMENT (above), you may continue with the contract as though you were not late.  If you do not pay by that date, we may exercise our rights under the law.

  3.  If the loan transaction is an insurance premium loan, the notice shall conform to the requirements of subsection 2 of this section and a notice in substantially the form specified in that subsection complies with this subsection, except for the following:

  (1)  In lieu of a brief identification of the loan transaction, the notice shall identify the transaction as an insurance premium loan and each insurance policy or contract that may be cancelled;

  (2)  In lieu of the statement in the form of notice specified in subsection 2 of this section that the lender may exercise his rights under the law, the statement that each policy or contract identified in the notice may be cancelled; and

  (3)  The last paragraph of the form of notice specified in subsection 2 of this section shall be omitted.

  4.  If a credit transaction is secured, the notice described in this section shall further state the following:

"If you voluntarily surrender possession of the following specified collateral, you could still owe additional money after the money received from the sale of the collateral is deducted from the total amount you owe."

  5.  In the case of a second default on the same loan made pursuant to section 408.100 or on the same retail time transaction as defined in section 408.250 or in the case of a third default on the same second mortgage loan as defined in section 408.231, the notice described in subsection 2 of this section shall indicate that in the case of further default, the borrower will have no right to cure.

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(L. 1979 S.B. 305, A.L. 1992 S.B. 705)


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