owned by you and your immediate family, our capital requirements and other factors described below. The interest rate on a particular note will be determined at the time of subscription or renewal, and then remain fixed for the original or renewal term of the note. We will establish and may change the interest rates payable for notes of various terms and at various investment levels in an interest rate supplement to this prospectus.
The notes will earn incrementally higher interest rates when, at the time they are purchased or renewed, the aggre- gate principal amount of the note portfolio of the holder. The interest rates payable at each level of investment will be set forth in an interest rate supplement to this prospectus.
Interest rates we offer on the notes may vary based on numerous factors in addition to length of the term and aggre- gate principal amount. These factors may include, but are not limited to:
the desire to attract new investors;
whether the notes exceed certain principal amounts;
whether the notes are being renewed by existing holders; and
whether the notes are beneficially owned by persons residing in particular geographic localities.
Computation of Interest. We will compute interest on notes on the basis of a calendar year consisting of 365 days. Interest will compound daily and accrue from the date of purchase. The date of purchase will be the date we receive and accept funds if the funds are received prior to 12:01 p.m. central time on a business day, or the next business day if the funds are received on a non-business day or at or after 12:01 p.m. central time on a business day. Our business days are Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays in the State of Minnesota.
Interest Payment Dates. Holders of notes may elect at the time a subscription agreement is completed to have in- terest paid either monthly, quarterly, semiannually, annually or at maturity. If you choose to have interest paid monthly, you may elect the day of the month on which interest will be paid, subject to our approval. For all other payment pe- riods, interest will be paid on the same day of the month as the purchase date of your note. You will not earn interest on any rescinded note. See “—Rescission Right” below for additional information on your right to rescind your invest- ment.
Place and Method of Payment. We will pay principal and interest on the notes by direct deposit to the account you specify in your subscription documents. We will not accept subscription agreements from investors who are unwilling to receive their interest payments via direct deposit. If the foregoing payment method is not available, principal and in- terest on the notes will be payable at our principal executive office or at such other place as we may designate for pay- ment purposes.
Servicing Agent. We may engage a non-affiliated third party to act as our servicing agent. Such person’s responsi- bilities as servicing agent would involve the performance of certain administrative and customer service functions for the notes that we are responsible for performing as the issuer of the notes. For example, a servicing agent may serve as our registrar and transfer agent and may manage certain aspects of the customer service function for the notes, which may include handling phone inquiries, mailing investment kits, processing subscription agreements, issuing quarterly investor statements and redeeming and repurchasing notes. In addition, we may retain a servicing agent to provide us with monthly reports and analysis regarding the status of the notes, and the amount of notes that remain available for purchase.
You may contact us with any questions about the notes at the following address and telephone number:
Consumer Portfolio Services, Inc. 19500 Jamboree Road, Fifth Floor Irvine, CA 92612 Telephone: (888) 776-1887 Fax: (949) 753-4878
Book-Entry Registration and Transfer. The notes are issued in book entry form, which means that no physical note is created. Evidence of your ownership is provided by written confirmation. Except under limited circumstances described below, holders will not receive or be entitled to receive any physical delivery of a certificated security or ne- gotiable instrument that evidences their notes. The issuance and transfer of notes will be accomplished exclusively through the crediting and debiting of the appropriate accounts in our book-entry registration and transfer system.