Illinois General Assembly

  Bills & Resolutions  
  Compiled Statutes  
  Public Acts  
  Legislative Reports  
  IL Constitution  
  Legislative Guide  
  Legislative Glossary  

 Search By Number
 (example: HB0001)
Search Tips

Search By Keyword

Illinois Compiled Statutes

Information maintained by the Legislative Reference Bureau
Updating the database of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) is an ongoing process. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.

Because the statute database is maintained primarily for legislative drafting purposes, statutory changes are sometimes included in the statute database before they take effect. If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.

(815 ILCS 160/) Credit Agreements Act.

815 ILCS 160/0.01

    (815 ILCS 160/0.01) (from Ch. 17, par. 7100)
    Sec. 0.01. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Credit Agreements Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1324.)

815 ILCS 160/1

    (815 ILCS 160/1) (from Ch. 17, par. 7101)
    Sec. 1. Definitions. For the purpose of this Act, the following terms have the meanings given them:
    (1) "Credit agreement" means an agreement or commitment by a creditor to lend money or extend credit or delay or forbear repayment of money not primarily for personal, family or household purposes, and not in connection with the issuance of credit cards.
    (2) "Creditor" means a person engaged in the business of lending money or extending credit.
    (3) "Debtor" means a person who obtains credit or seeks a credit agreement or claims the existence of a credit agreement with a creditor or who owes money to a creditor.
    (4) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, joint venture, trust estate, unincorporated association or other entity.
(Source: P.A. 86-613.)

815 ILCS 160/2

    (815 ILCS 160/2) (from Ch. 17, par. 7102)
    Sec. 2. Credit agreements to be in writing. A debtor may not maintain an action on or in any way related to a credit agreement unless the credit agreement is in writing, expresses an agreement or commitment to lend money or extend credit or delay or forbear repayment of money, sets forth the relevant terms and conditions, and is signed by the creditor and the debtor.
(Source: P.A. 86-613.)

815 ILCS 160/3

    (815 ILCS 160/3) (from Ch. 17, par. 7103)
    Sec. 3. Actions not considered agreements. The following actions do not give rise to a claim, counter-claim, or defense by a debtor that a new credit agreement is created, unless the agreement satisfies the requirements of Section 2:
    (1) the rendering of financial advice by a creditor to a debtor;
    (2) the consultation by a creditor with a debtor; or
    (3) the agreement by a creditor to modify or amend an existing credit agreement or to otherwise take certain actions, such as entering into a new credit agreement, forbearing from exercising remedies in connection with an existing credit agreement, or rescheduling or extending installments due under an existing credit agreement.
(Source: P.A. 86-613.)

815 ILCS 160/3.1

    (815 ILCS 160/3.1)
    Sec. 3.1. Liability; privity of contract. No creditor shall be liable to a person not in privity of contract with the creditor for civil damages arising out of a credit agreement, or any conditions precedent thereto, except for acts or conduct by the creditor that constitute fraud against the person.
(Source: P.A. 89-309, eff. 8-11-95.)