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Credit Business Practices (Trust and Loan Companies, Retail Associations, Canadian Insurance Companies and Foreign Insurance Companies) Regulations

Version of section 6 from 2010-01-01 to 2013-06-19:

  •  (1) An institution may not increase the credit limit on a borrower’s credit card account without first obtaining the borrower’s express consent to do so.

  • (2) If the borrower’s consent to the increase is given orally, the institution must, not later than the date of the first statement of account that is provided after the date of that consent, provide confirmation of that consent to the borrower in writing, in paper or electronic form.

  • (3) The use of any service related to the credit card account by the borrower, including the simple use of the credit card, does not constitute express consent for the purpose of subsection (1).

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