§ 538A.1 Definitions
§ 538A.2 Credit services organization defined — exemptions.
§ 538A.3 Prohibited conduct
§ 538A.4 Bond — surety account.
§ 538A.5 Registration
§ 538A.6 Disclosure statement
§ 538A.7 Form in terms of contract
§ 538A.8 Waiver
§ 538A.9 Action for damages
§ 538A.10 Injunction
§ 538A.11 Statute of limitations
§ 538A.12 Criminal penalty
§ 538A.13 Burden of proving exemption
§ 538A.14 Remedies cumulative

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 538A - Credit Services Organizations

  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Signature: includes an electronic signature as defined in section 554D. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1