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205 ILCS 675/3
(205 ILCS 675/3)
As used in this Section:
(a) "Financial institution" means any bank with its
main office or, after May 31, 1997, a branch in this State, any state or
federal savings and loan
association or savings bank with its main office or branch in this State,
any state or federal credit
union with its main office in this State, and any lender licensed under the
Consumer Installment Loan Act or the Sales Finance Agency Act; provided, however, that lenders licensed under the Consumer Installment Loan Act or the Sales Finance Agency Act are prohibited from charging interest in excess of 36% per annum for any extension of credit under this Act.
(b) "Revolving credit plan" or "plan" means a plan contemplating the
extension of credit under an account governed by an agreement between a
financial institution and a borrower who is a natural person pursuant to which:
(1) The financial institution permits the borrower
and, if the agreement governing the plan so provides, persons acting on behalf of or with authorization from the borrower, from time to time to make purchases and to obtain loans by any means whatsoever, including use of a credit device primarily for personal, family or household purposes;
(2) the amounts of such purchases and loans are
charged to the borrower's account under the revolving credit plan;
(3) the borrower is required to pay the financial
institution the amounts of all purchases and loans charged to such borrower's account under the plan but has the privilege of paying such amounts outstanding from time to time in full or installments; and
(4) interest may be charged and collected by the
financial institution from time to time on the outstanding unpaid indebtedness under such plan.
(c) "Credit device" means any card, check, identification code or other
means of identification contemplated by the agreement governing the plan.
(d) "Outstanding unpaid indebtedness" means on any day an amount not in
excess of the total amount of purchases and loans charged to the borrower's
account under the plan which is outstanding and unpaid at the end of the day,
after adding the aggregate amount of any new purchases and loans charged to
the account as of that day and deducting the aggregate amount of any
payments and credits applied to that indebtedness as of that day and, if
the agreement governing the plan so provides, may include the amount of any
billed and unpaid interest and other charges.
(e) "Credit card" means any instrument or device, whether known as a credit card, credit device, credit plate, charge plate, or any other name, issued with or without fee by an issuer for the use of the borrower in obtaining money, goods, services, or anything else of value on credit, but does not include any negotiable instrument as defined in the Uniform Commercial Code, as now or hereafter amended, or a debit card that may indirectly access an overdraft line of credit through a debit to a deposit account.
(f) "Credit card account" means a revolving credit plan accessed by a credit card.
(Source: P.A. 96-936, eff. 3-21-11; 96-1193, eff. 7-22-10; 97-333, eff. 8-12-11.)