Prior to the execution of a contract between a consumer and a credit services business, the credit services business shall provide the consumer an information statement in writing, on a separate sheet, containing the information required by section four hundred fifty-eight-d of this chapter. The consumer shall acknowledge receipt of such information statement by placing his signature on the face thereof. The credit services business shall maintain on file or microfilm for a period of two years from the date of such acknowledgement an exact copy of such information statement.

Terms Used In N.Y. General Business Law 458-C

  • Consumer: means any natural person who is solicited to purchase or who purchases the services of a credit services business. See N.Y. General Business Law 458-B
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Credit services business: means any person who sells, provides, or performs, or represents that he can or will sell, provide or perform, a service for the express or implied purpose of improving a consumer's credit record, history, or rating or providing advice or assistance to a consumer with regard to the consumer's credit record history or rating in return for the payment of a fee. See N.Y. General Business Law 458-B