Agencies Announce Dollar Thresholds in Regulations Z and M for Exempt Consumer Credit and Lease Transactions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Reserve Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today announced the dollar thresholds used to determine whether certain consumer credit and lease transactions in 2022 are exempt from Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) and Regulation M (Consumer Leasing).

By law, the agencies are required to adjust the thresholds annually based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, known as CPI-W. Transactions at or below the thresholds are subject to the protections of the regulations.

Based on the annual percentage increase in the CPI-W as of June 1, 2021, the protections of Regulations Z and M generally will apply to consumer credit transactions and consumer leases of $61,000 or less in 2022. However, private education loans and loans secured by real property (such as mortgages) are subject to Regulation Z regardless of the amount of the loan.

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Attachments

Federal Register notice: Consumer Leasing (Regulation M)

Federal Register notice: Truth in Lending (Regulation Z)

Questions for the Federal Reserve Board can be directed to its Public Affairs Office at [email protected] or (202) 452-2955.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a 21st century agency that implements and enforces Federal consumer financial law and ensures that markets for consumer financial products are fair, transparent, and competitive. For more information, visit consumerfinance.gov.

Official news published at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/agencies-announce-dollar-thresholds-reg-z-and-m-exempt-consumer-credit-and-lease-transactions/

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