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Truth in Savings Act (TISA) examination procedures

Published Oct. 1, 2012

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Regulation DD (12 CFR Part 1030), which implements the Truth in Savings Act (TISA), became effective in June 1993. An official staff commentary interprets the requirements of Regulation DD (12 CFR 1030 (Supplement I)). Since then, several amendments have been made to Regulation DD and the Staff Commentary, including changes effective Jan. 1, 2010, concerning disclosures of aggregate overdraft and returned item fees on periodic statements and balance disclosures provided to consumers through automated systems. In addition, effective July 6, 2010, clarifications were made to the provisions related to overdraft services (NOTE: The effective date for the clarification to 12 CFR 1030.11(a)(1)(i), requiring the term “Total Overdraft Fees” to be used, was Oct. 1, 2010) (75Fed. Reg. 31673).

The Dodd-Frank Act granted rulemaking authority under the Truth in Savings Act to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and, with respect to entities under its jurisdiction, granted authority to the CFPB to supervise for and enforce compliance with the Truth in Savings Act and its implementing regulations. In Dec. 2011, the CFPB restated the Federal Reserve’s implementing regulation at 12 CFR Part 1030 (76 Fed. Reg. 79276) (Dec. 21, 2011).

The purpose of Regulation DD is to enable consumers to make informed decisions about their accounts at depository institutions through the use of uniform disclosures. The disclosures aid comparison shopping by informing consumers about the fees, annual percentage yield, interest rate, and other terms for deposit accounts. A consumer is entitled to receive disclosures under all of the following circumstances:

  • When an account is opened
  • Upon request
  • When the terms of the account are changed
  • When a periodic statement is sent
  • For most time accounts, before the account matures

The regulation also includes requirements on the payment of interest, the methods of calculating the balance on which interest is paid, the calculation of the annual-percentage yield, and advertising.