The State protects its citizens from a lack of awareness of the true cost of credit to the customer by assuring a full disclosure of such cost and other terms and conditions with a view of preventing the uninformed use of credit.

As such, a disclosure statement is a required attachment to the loan contract. It shall include, at a minimum, the following information:

  1. Total amount to be financed
  2. Finance Charges and all others charges incident to the loan
  3. Net proceeds of the loan
  4. Schedule of Payments
  5. The percentage that the finance charge bears to the total amount to be financed expressed as Effective Interest Rate (EIR)

The borrower has the right to demand a copy of the disclosure statement