(225 ILCS 429/55)
Contracts, books, records, and contract cancellation.
Each debt settlement provider shall furnish to the Secretary, when requested, a copy of the contract entered into between the debt settlement provider and the debtor. The debt settlement provider shall furnish the debtor with a copy of the written contract at the time of execution, which shall set forth the charges, if any, agreed upon for the services of the debt settlement provider.
Each debt settlement provider shall maintain records and accounts that will enable any debtor
contracting with the debt settlement provider, at any reasonable time, to ascertain the status of all the debtor's accounts with the debt settlement service provider, including, but not limited to, the amount of any fees paid by the debtor, amount held in trust (if applicable), settlement offers made and received on each of the debtor's accounts, and legally enforceable settlements reached with the debtor's creditors. A statement showing the total amount received and the total disbursements to each creditor shall be furnished by the debt settlement provider to any individual within 7 days after a request therefor by the said debtor. Each debt settlement provider shall issue a receipt for each payment made by the debtor at a debt settlement provider office. Each debt settlement provider shall prepare and retain in the file of each debtor a written analysis of the debtor's income and expenses to substantiate that the plan of payment is feasible and practical.
(Source: P.A. 96-1420, eff. 8-3-10.)