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|Arnold Ramirez, Research and Information Consultant for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues|
According to Regulation E §1005.20, there are certain conditions that must be met for an issuer or seller of a general-use prepaid card which determine whether an expiration date may be applied.
Before a general-use prepaid card is purchased, the issuer or seller must disclose to the consumer the information about dormancy, inactivity, service fee, expiration date, and the toll-free telephone number. If the issuer or seller has a website, it must also disclose that site so the consumer can obtain fee information.
These disclosures must be made on the card. A disclosure made in an accompanying terms-and-conditions document—or on the packaging surrounding a certificate or card, or on a sticker or other label affixed to the certificate or card—does not constitute a disclosure on the certificate or card.
The fees—and terms and conditions of expiration—that are required to be disclosed prior to purchase may not be changed after purchase.
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