(810 ILCS 5/9-201) (from Ch. 26, par. 9-201)
    Sec. 9-201. General effectiveness of security agreement.
    (a) General effectiveness. Except as otherwise provided in the Uniform Commercial Code, a security agreement is effective according to its terms between the parties, against purchasers of the collateral, and against creditors.
    (b) Applicable consumer laws and other law. A transaction subject to this Article is subject to any applicable rule of law, statute, or regulation which establishes a different rule for consumers, including:
        (1) the Retail Installment Sales Act;
        (2) the Motor Vehicle Retail Installment Sales Act;
        (3) Article II of Chapter 3 of the Illinois Vehicle
    
Code;
        (4) Article IIIB of the Boat Registration and Safety
    
Act;
        (5) the Pawnbroker Regulation Act;
        (6) the Motor Vehicle Leasing Act;
        (7) the Consumer Installment Loan Act; and
        (8) the Consumer Deposit Security Act of 1987.
    (c) Other applicable law controls. In case of conflict between this Article and a rule of law, statute, or regulation described in subsection (b), the rule of law, statute, or regulation controls. Failure to comply with a rule of law, statute, or regulation described in subsection (b) has only the effect such rule of law, statute, or regulation specifies.
    (d) Further deference to other applicable law. This Article does not:
        (1) validate any rate, charge, agreement, or practice
    
that violates a rule of law, statute, or regulation described in subsection (b); or
        (2) extend the application of the rule of law,
    
statute, or regulation to a transaction not otherwise subject to it.
(Source: P.A. 91-893, eff. 7-1-01.)