12 USC 4313 - Definitions

For the purposes of this chapter
(1) Account 
The term account means any account intended for use by and generally used by consumers primarily for personal, family, or household purposes that is offered by a depository institution into which a consumer deposits funds, including demand accounts, time accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, and share draft accounts.
(2) Annual percentage yield 
The term annual percentage yield means the total amount of interest that would be received on a $100 deposit, based on the annual rate of simple interest and the frequency of compounding for a 365-day period, expressed as a percentage calculated by a method which shall be prescribed by the Board in regulations.
(3) Annual rate of simple interest 
The term annual rate of simple interest
(A) means the annualized rate of interest paid with respect to each compounding period, expressed as a percentage; and

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(B) may be referred to as the annual percentage rate.
(4) Board 
The term Board means the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
(5) Deposit broker 
The term deposit broker
(A) has the meaning given to such term in section 1831f (f)(1)1 of this title; and
(B) includes any person who solicits any amount from any other person for deposit in an insured depository institution.
(6) Depository institution 
The term depository institution has the meaning given such term in clauses (i) through (vi) of section 461 (b)(1)(A) of this title, but does not include any nonautomated credit union that was not required to comply with the requirements of this chapter[1] as of September 30, 1996, pursuant to the determination of the National Credit Union Administration Board.
(7) Interest 
The term interest includes dividends paid with respect to share draft accounts which are accounts within the meaning of paragraph (3).
(8) Multiple rate account 
The term multiple rate account means any account that has 2 or more annual rates of simple interest which take effect at the same time or in succeeding periods and which are known at the time of disclosure.
[1] See References in Text note below.