Academic journal article Federal Reserve Bulletin

New Education Resource on Vehicle Leasing for Consumers

Academic journal article Federal Reserve Bulletin

New Education Resource on Vehicle Leasing for Consumers

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The Federal Reserve Board on August 2, 2000, announced a new education resource designed to help consumers learn more about vehicle leasing. Keys to Vehicle Leasing: A Consumer Resource is a computer program that can be downloaded from the Federal Reserve Board's web site (www.federalreserve.gov/ pubs/leasing) and used on home PCs. It answers the following questions in depth:

* How is leasing different from buying?

* What are the up-front, ongoing, and end-of-lease costs?

* How do you compare lease offers and negotiate lease terms?

The program also includes information on the Consumer Leasing Act and its companion regulation (Regulation M and commentary), a comprehensive glossary, a leasing quiz, and frequently asked questions.

To download Keys to Vehicle Leasing: A Consumer Resource to a home computer, consumers will need the following:

* A Windows 95, 98, NT, or 2000 operating system (the program will not run on a Macintosh operating system)

* A level 486 processor or higher

* 24 MB of free disk space on their hard drive

* Adobe Acrobat 3.0 or higher (for printing).

The program takes about 25 minutes to download on a standard 56K modem. Once the program is downloaded, it is self-extracting. Assistance with the downloading process is available by using the feedback form on the Board's web site. …

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