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usury:

see interestinterest,
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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Banks barely give you any interest for banking with them, they charge for any and all transactions even after digitalization has resulted in lesser manpower and operational costs and worse of all the lending infrastructure and community has been invaded by non-banking institutions and probably dummy representatives of companies funded out of China and other countries.Some of the Digital Lenders are allegedly not even registered with the SEC and very little scandal has popped up because Filipinos are ashamed to admit being in debt and very little media attention has been given to this curse that is powered by greed and Usury.
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Indeed, such usury rules were the law of the land through most of the 20th Century Starting in the 1980s, states including Mississippi began to relax these rules.
"I traded in gold but did not deal in usury," the man argued before the appellate court.
This is a valuable transcription of the scarce manuscripts of Gerard of Siena's contributions to theological and legal debate about usury with a very acceptable straightforward, if not always totally precise, and intelligible translation of the original Latin.
The complainant had purchased a car from suspect last year while according to usury act money which is received in excess of principal amount has been declared usury.
The ultimate issue that Madden raises, however, is how far-reaching are its holdings and their ramifications, and whether the decision will materially affect the interpretation and application of longstanding principles of usury and the validity of loan agreements that are integral to banking transactions and bank lending activities.
Charles Geisst provides an intriguing survey of usury from Cicero, Marcus Brutus, and Roman law through to the financial crisis of 2008.
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The bill on Iranian banking law which will substitute current usury free banking law explicitly defines bank and non-banking credit institutes license of which is issued by the CBI.
The President of the Basic Court in Kumanovo, Musa Sulejmani, is the best known name among those arrested during Thursday's police operation in Skopje and Kumanovo on suspicion of involvement in usury, money extortion and drugs and migrant smuggling.