Real Estate Glossary

What is Truth-In-Lending Act?

The Truth-In-Lending Act (TILA) is a federal law that requires lenders to disclose certain information about the terms of a loan to borrowers. This includes the interest rate, finance charges, and the annual percentage rate (APR) of the loan. TILA also gives borrowers the right to cancel certain types of loans within three days of signing the loan agreement. The goal of TILA is to provide borrowers with the information they need to make informed decisions about borrowing money and to protect them from deceptive lending practices. It is enforced by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)