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charge for the use of credit or money, usually figured as a percentage of the principal and computed annually. Simple interest is computed annually on the principal.
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Usury

Fledgeby
cowardly and deceitful moneylender. [Br. Lit.: Our Mutual Friend]
Gride, Arthur
extorting moneylender. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Milo
loaned gold for huge interest rates and sexual favors. [Gk. Lit.: The Golden Ass]
Nickleby, Ralph
avaricious and ungentlemanly moneylender. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Shylock
shrewd, avaricious moneylender. [Br. Lit.: Merchant of Venice]
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As a solution, one can either trade as much as their money permits or take out a loan from a broker, under the condition that the broker doesn't receive any usurious interest on the loan.
Although the case law on usury, for a variety of reasons, is extensive and can be complex, the basic concept of usury is straightforward, namely, that the charging of an excessive ("usurious") interest rate on a loan is illegal.
Meanwhile, the Jalalpur Bhattian police have arrested Talib Shah under the Usurious Act on the charge of extorting interest from a hapless woman of Tahli Goraya.
The suit said that the charges are 'egregiously high, usurious and illegal.'
For Geisst, the Christian position on usury embodies a longstanding tension between theoretical rejection of usurious moneylending and practical toleration of it.
Alipio, who is assigned with the Anda Police Station, was an alleged loan shark -- lending money to school teachers and others at usurious rates.
This isn't about just supermarkets; it's also about big banks, big credit and debit card issuers with usurious fees, big telecommunications companies, big insurance firms, big gas companies and more.
THE Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has advised Boards of banks not to levy usurious interest rate, including processing and other charges, on loans.
The Finance Minister said that as a very large number of landless farmers are unable to provide land titles as guarantee, institutional finance is denied to them and they become vulnerable to money lenders' usurious lending
The Bank of North Dakota, a publicly owned bank that protects its customers from usurious interest, and ploughs its profits back into North Dakota, is a model that has been recommended for Wales.
Similarly, The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prohibition of Usurious Loans Bill, 2014, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Registration (Amendment) Bill 2014, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Land Revenue (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and Provincial Motor Vehicle (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) (Amendment) Bill, 2014 were also presented in the provincial assembly while The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sensitive and Vulnerable Establishment and Places (Security) Bill, 2014 was referred to a select committee of the house.
Yet the numerous poorer folk "stung" by the apparently usurious interest rates levied by payday loan companies is an even more serious and painful phenomenon.