Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1968 NO. 1 > Jan 8 1968

The legislature, by amending RCW 19.52.020 (through enactment of § 4, chapter 23, Laws of 1967, Ex. Sess.) so as to grant to lenders of money the right to collect from borrowers a "setup charge" of four percent of the amount of funds advanced or fifteen dollars, whichever is the lesser, on loans not exceeding five hundred dollars, has not affected a lender's pre existing right to assess reasonable charges against a borrower for services actually performed in setting up a loan exceeding five hundred dollars.

AGLO 1977 NO. 28 > Jul 7 1977

The establishment and operation of a "share draft" program, as herein described, by state regulated credit unions is prohibited by so much of RCW 31.12.260 as provides that no such credit unions shall ". . . carry . . . checking accounts . . ."

AGLO 1977 NO. 40 > Sep 29 1977

The establishment and operation of an alternative share draft program, as herein described, by state‑regulated credit unions would not be prohibited by the provisions of RCW 32.12.260 as earlier construed and applied in AGLO 1977 No. 28 [[to Jim Matson, State Senator, on July 7, 1977, an Informal Opinion, AIR-77528]], dealing with a significantly different credit union "share draft" scheme.