(last updated 11/04/2018)
Pennsylvania Personal Loan Laws and Regulations in (PA)
ARTICLE II MAXIMUM LAWFUL INTEREST RATE Section 201. Maximum Lawful Interest Rate. (a) Except as provided in Article III of this act, the maximum lawful rate of interest for the loan or use of money in an amount of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or less in all cases where no express contract shall have been made for a less rate shall be six per cent per annum. (b) The maximum lawful rate of interest set forth in this section shall not apply to: (i) an obligation to pay a sum of money in an original bona fide principal amount of more than fifty thousand dollars ($ 50,000); (ii) an unsecured, noncollateralized loan in excess of thirty-five thousand dollars ($ 35,000); or (iii) business loans of any principal amount. Section 202. Legal Rate of Interest. Reference in any law or document enacted or executed heretofore or hereafter to "legal rate of interest" and reference in any document to an obligation to pay a sum of money "with interest" without specification of the applicable rate shall be construed to refer to the rate of interest of six per cent per annum. ARTICLE III EXCEPTIONS TO MAXIMUM LAWFUL INTEREST RATE
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The following classes of lending organizations may be exempt from some, all, or none of the regulations and laws set by the state of Pennsylvania. Federally chartered banks, state chartered banks, credit unions and some entities organized under the laws of a sovereign nation (for example) a Native American Tribe or the country of Antigua.