Usury Limit


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Do you have to worry about Usury Limit when you sell with note in CA? Thx.


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I found this information in Google. Hope it help

State Usury Laws

ALABAMA: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent. Usury limit is 8 percent. Judgment rate is 12 percent.

ALASKA: Legal rate of interest is 10.5 percent. Usury limit is 5 percent above the Federal Reserve interest rate as of the date of the loan.

ARIZONA: Legal rate of interest is 10 percent.

ARKANSAS: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent. For consumers, the usury limit is 17 percent; for nonconsumers, the usury limit is 5 percent above the Federal Reserve interest rate. Judgment rate is 10 percent per annum or the lawful agreed upon rate, whichever is higher.

CALIFORNIA: Legal rate of interest is 10 percent for consumers. Usury limit is 5 percent above the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco rate.

COLORADO: Legal rate of interest is 8 percent. Usury limit is 45 percent. Maximum rates to consumers is 12 percent per annum.

CONNECTICUT: Legal rate of interest is 8 percent. Usury rate is 12 percent. Interest allowed in civil suits is 10 percent.

DELAWARE: Legal rate of interest is 5 percent over the Federal Reserve Rate.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent. General usury limit is 24 percent.

FLORIDA: Legal rate of interest is 12 percent. General usury limit is 18 percent. For loans exceeding $500,000, the maximum rate is 25 percent.

GEORGIA: Legal rate of interest is 7 percent. Usury limit for loans less than $3,000 is 16 percent; otherwise 5 percent. For loans below $250,000, interest rate must be specified in writing and in simple interest.

HAWAII: Legal rate of interest is 10 percent. Usury limit for consumers is 12 percent.

IDAHO: Legal rate of interest is 12 percent. Judgment interest is 5 percent above U. S. Treasury SECURITIES rate.

ILLINOIS: Legal rate of interest is 5 percent. General usury limit is 9 percent. Judgment rate is 9 percent.

INDIANA: Legal rate of interest is 10 percent. Judgment rate is 10 percent.

IOWA: Legal rate of interest is 10 percent. Maximum rate for consumer transactions is 12 percent.

KANSAS: Legal rate of interest is 10 percent. Usury limit is 15 percent. Judgment rate is 4 percent above federal discount rate. For consumer transactions, maximum rate of interest for first $1,000 is 18 percent; otherwise 14.45 percent.

KENTUCKY: Legal rate of interest is 8 percent. Usury limit is 4 percent above Federal Reserve rate or 19 percent, whichever is less. No limit for loans exceeding $15,000. Judgment rate is 12 percent compounded annually or at a rate set by the court.

LOUISIANA: Legal rate of interest 1 percent above average prime rate, not exceeding 14 percent or less than 7 percent. Usury limit is 12 percent.

MAINE: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent. Judgment rate is 15 percent for judgments below $30,000; otherwise the 52 week average discount rate for T-Bills plus 4 percent.

MARYLAND: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent. Usury limit is 24 percent. Judgment rate is 10 percent.

MASSACHUSETTS: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent. Usury limit is 20 percent. Judgment rate is 12 percent of 18 percent if the court finds a frivolous defense.

MICHIGAN: Legal rate of interest is 5 percent. Usury limit is 7 percent. Judgment rate is 1 percent above the five year T-note rate.

MINNESOTA: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent. Usury limit is 8 percent. Judgment rate is secondary market yield for one year T-Bills.

MISSISSIPPI: Legal rate of interest is 9 percent. Usury limit is 10 percent or 5 percent above the federal reserve rate. No usury limit on commercial loans exceeding $5,000. Judgment rate is 9 percent or legally agreed upon rate.

MISSOURI: Legal rate of interest is 9 percent. Judgment rate is 9 percent.

MONTANA: Legal rate of interest is 10 percent. General usury limit is 6 percent above New York City bank’s prime rate. Judgment rate is 10 percent.

NEBRASKA: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent. Usury limit is 16 percent. Judgment rate is 1 percent above bond yield equivalent to T-Bill auction price.

NEVADA: Legal rate of interest is 12 percent. No usury limit.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Legal rate of interest is 10 percent. No general usury limit.

NEW JERSEY: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent. Usury limit generally is 30 percent for individuals and 50 percent for CORPORATIONS.

NEW MEXICO: Legal rate of interest is 15 percent. Judgment rate is determined by the court.

NEW YORK: Legal rate of interest is 9 percent. General usury limit is 16 percent.

NORTH CAROLINA: Legal rate of interest is 8 percent. General usury limit is 8 percent.

NORTH DAKOTA: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent. General usury limit is 5.5 percent above six-month treasury bill interest rate. Judgment rate is 12 percent.

OKLAHOMA: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent. Consumer loans may not exceed 10 percent unless lender is licensed; usury limit on non-consumer loans is 45 percent. Judgment rate is 4 percent above T-Bill rate.

OREGON: Legal rate of interest is 9 percent. Judgment rate is 9 percent or agreed upon rate, whichever is higher. Usury limit is 12 percent for loans less than $50,000.

PENNSYLVANIA: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent. General usury limit is 6 percent for loans less than $50,000. Criminal usury limit is 25 percent. Judgment rate is 6 percent.

PUERTO RICO: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent.

RHODE ISLAND: Legal rate of interest is 12 percent. Judgment rate is 12 percent. Usury limit is 21 percent or 9 percent above the interest rate charged for TBills.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Legal rate of interest is 8.75 percent. Judgment rate is 14 percent.

SOUTH DAKOTA: Legal rate of interest is 15 percent. Judgment rate is 12 percent.

TENNESSEE: Legal rate of interest is 10 percent. Judgment rate is 10 percent. General usury limit is 24 percent, or 4 percent above average prime rate, whichever is less.

TEXAS: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent. Judgment rate is 18 percent or contracted rate, whichever is less.

UTAH: Legal rate of interest is 10 percent. Judgment rate is 12 percent or contracted rate.

VERMONT: Legal rate of interest is 12 percent. Judgment rate is 12 percent. General usury limit is 12 percent.

VIRGINIA: Legal rate of interest is 8 percent. Judgment rate is 8 percent or contracted rate. No usury limit for corporation or business loans.

WASHINGTON: Legal rate of interest is 12 percent. General usury limit is 12 percent or 4 percent above average T-Bill rate, whichever is greater. Judgment rate is 12 percent or contracted rate, whichever is higher.

WEST VIRGINIA: Legal rate of interest is 6 percent.

WISCONSIN: Legal rate of interest is 5 percent. Judgment rate is 12 percent.

WYOMING: Legal rate of interest is 10 percent. Judgment rate is 10 percent or contracted rate, whichever is less.


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What is the legal rate of interest mean in this post?

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