Truth in Lending Act - Investment & Finance Definition
The popular name for the Consumer Credit Protection Act of 1988. See Consumer Credit Protection Act of 1988.
truth-in-lending act - Legal Definition
A federal statute that requires commercial lenders to provide accurate information relating to the cost of borrowing, in language that a normally intelligent person could be expected to understand. Lenders must furnish the dollar amount of the interest charges, as well as the annual rate of interest. Borrowers pledging real property as collateral must be given a three-day cooling-off period, during which they may change their minds.