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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 17, CORPORATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS FOR FINANCE AND INSURANCE
Chapter 16BB: Guaranteed asset protection waivers defined, offered.
Section: 17:16BB-6: Cancellation of GAP waiver agreements, free look period.
6. a. GAP waiver agreements shall be cancellable. A GAP waiver shall provide that if a borrower cancels a waiver within the free look period, the borrower will be entitled to a full refund of the purchase price, so long as no benefits have been provided; or if benefits have been provided, the borrower may receive a full or partial refund pursuant to the terms of the waiver. In the event a borrower cancels the waiver after the free look period and no benefits have been provided, the borrower will be entitled to a pro rata refund of the purchase price, less any cancellation fee no greater than $50 in accordance with the terms of the waiver.
b. In the event of a borrower's cancellation of the GAP waiver or early termination of the finance agreement after the agreement has been in effect beyond the free look period, the borrower shall be entitled to receive a pro rata refund of any unearned portion of the purchase price of the waiver. The creditor shall provide, or cause the administrator or retail seller to provide, the borrower any refund due pursuant to this section within 60 days of the event terminating the finance agreement, without requiring the borrower to request the refund, or within 60 days of the receipt of a borrower's cancellation of the GAP waiver.
c. If the cancellation of a GAP waiver occurs as a result of a default under the finance agreement or the repossession of the motor vehicle associated with the finance agreement, or any other termination of the finance agreement, any refund due may be paid directly to the creditor or administrator and applied as set forth in subsection d. of this section.
d. Any cancellation refund under subsection a., b. or c. of this section may be applied by the creditor as a reduction of the amount owed under the finance agreement, unless the borrower can show that the finance agreement has been paid in full.
L.2017, c.82, s.6; amended 2019, c.181, s.2.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2019-08-13 16:54:30.
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