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house Bill H.R. 3959

Credit Card Rate Freeze Act of 2009

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Credit Card Rate Freeze Act of 2009

Official Title

To establish a moratorium on credit card interest rate increases, and for other purposes.


Credit Card Rate Freeze Act of 2009 - Prohibits a creditor, during a specified nine-month period, from: (1) increasing any annual percentage rate (APR), fee, or finance charge applicable to any outstanding balance of any credit card account under an open end consumer credit plan; or (2) changing the terms governing repayment of any outstanding balance, except as permitted by the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009. Authorizes the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to prescribe implementing regulations.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Financial Services
    IntroducedOctober 28th, 2009

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