Consumer Protection BC has issued a compliance order against Direct Credit BC Inc. (DBA 310 Loan), a licensed payday lender that does business online, for:
- Failing to require that borrowers initial the required terms and disclosure statements that relate to the annual percentage rate (APR), cost of credit, and cancellation rights disclosures for each payday loan agreement, contrary to section 112.06(4)(b) of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act (BPCPA)
The business has been ordered provide Consumer Protection BC with a sample loan agreement that satisfies the initial requirements by June 15, 2022 and to provide ten copies of loan agreements executed with borrowers using the agreed upon format after June 23, 2022. The business has also been ordered to reimburse Consumer Protection BC partial inspection costs in the amount of $695 within 30 days.
By law, the business has 30 days to request a reconsideration of the decision.
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