Code of the District of Columbia

Part G. Loans.


§ 26–507.01. Purpose and conditions of loans.

A District credit union may issue loans to members for the purposes and on the conditions prescribed by the board of directors. The board of directors shall establish written policies with respect to granting loans and extending lines of credit, including the terms, conditions, and acceptable forms of security.


(May 6, 2020, D.C. Law 23-86, § 701, 67 DCR 3476.)


§ 26–507.02. Interest rate.

Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law in connection with extensions of credit, a District credit union may elect to contract for and receive interest for extensions of credit subject only to the provisions of this subchapter and rules promulgated pursuant to this subchapter.


(May 6, 2020, D.C. Law 23-86, § 702, 67 DCR 3476.)


§ 26–507.03. Other loan-related charges.

(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law in connection with extensions of credit, a District credit union may elect to contract for and receive fees and other charges for extensions of credit in connection with making, closing, disbursing, extending, collecting, renewing, or enforcing a debt in the event of a member's delinquency or breach of any obligation under the District credit union's loan contract, subject only to the provisions of this subchapter and rules promulgated pursuant to this subchapter.

(b) A contingency or hourly arrangement established under an agreement and entered into by a District credit union with an attorney or collection agency to collect a loan of a member who is in default shall be prima facie presumed reasonable.


(May 6, 2020, D.C. Law 23-86, § 703, 67 DCR 3476.)


§ 26–507.04. Loan limit.

The board of directors may place a limit on the aggregate amount to be loaned to, or co-signed by, any one member. The aggregate of loans to any one member shall not exceed 5% of the District credit union's capital or 1% of shares and deposits, whichever is greater. This limit shall not apply to loans that are fully secured by shares or deposits in the District credit union.


(May 6, 2020, D.C. Law 23-86, § 704, 67 DCR 3476.)


§ 26–507.05. Lines of credit.

(a) A District credit union may approve lines of credit to members and loan advances may be granted to members within the limit of the approved lines of credit. The terms and conditions upon which a line of credit is extended to any member may be different from the terms and conditions established for another member. Where a line of credit has been approved, no additional credit application is required as long as the aggregate indebtedness does not exceed the approved limit.

(b) Lines of credit shall be subject to periodic review by the District credit union, in accordance with the written policies adopted by the board of directors.


(May 6, 2020, D.C. Law 23-86, § 705, 67 DCR 3476.)


§ 26–507.06. Participation loans.

(a) A District credit union may participate in loans to District credit union members jointly with other credit unions, credit union organizations, or other organizations pursuant to written policies established by the board of directors.

(b) If the aggregate amount of participation loans exceeds the District credit union's lending limitations, the District credit union may originate the participation loans only on a non-recourse basis. An interest in a participation loan may be negotiated to another credit union, credit union organization, or other approved organization.

(c) A member benefiting from the proceeds of a participation loan need not be a member of every credit union participating in the loan.


(May 6, 2020, D.C. Law 23-86, § 706, 67 DCR 3476.)


§ 26–507.07. Other loan programs.

(a) A District credit union may participate in any guaranteed loan program of the federal or District government under the terms and conditions specified in the law under which the type of program is provided.

(b) A District credit union may purchase the conditional sales contracts, notes, and similar instruments that evidence the indebtedness of its members, persons within its field of membership, or members of another credit union, subject to applicable law.

(c) A District credit union may finance for any person the sale of the District credit union's property, including property obtained as a result of defaults on obligations owed to the District credit union.

(d) A District credit union may issue student loans to its members in accordance with District law or scholarship programs that are subject to a federal or District law providing a 100% repayment guarantee.


(May 6, 2020, D.C. Law 23-86, § 707, 67 DCR 3476.)


§ 26–507.08. Loans to officials.

(a) A District credit union may make loans to its officers, directors, and members of its committees, provided that the loan complies with all requirements of this subchapter and is not on terms or conditions more favorable than those extended to other borrowers.

(b) A District credit union may permit officers, directors, and members of its committees to act as co-makers, cosigners, or guarantors of loans to other members, subject to the requirements of subsection (a) of this section.


(May 6, 2020, D.C. Law 23-86, § 708, 67 DCR 3476.)