(last updated 12/08/2018)
Virginia Personal Loan Laws and Regulations in (VA)
§ 6.2-1520. Rate of interest; late charges; processing fees.
A. A licensee may charge and receive interest on loans of:
1. Not more than $2,500, at a single annual rate not to exceed 36 percent; and
2. More than $2,500, at such single annual rate as shall be stated in the loan contract.
The annual rate of interest shall be charged only upon principal balances outstanding from time to time. Interest shall not be charged on an add-on basis and shall not be compounded or paid, deducted or received in advance. For the purpose of calculating interest under this section, a year may be any period of time consisting of 360 or 365 days.
B. A licensee may impose a late charge for failure to make timely payment of any installment due on a debt, which late charge shall not exceed five percent of the amount of such installment payment. The late charge shall be specified in the loan contract between the lender and the borrower. For purposes of this section, "timely payment" means a payment made by the date fixed for payment or within a period of seven calendar days after such fixed date.
C. A licensee may charge and receive a processing fee, charged on the principal amount of the loan, for processing the loan contract. The processing fee shall be stated in the loan contract. Such processing fee shall be deemed to constitute interest charged on the principal amount of the loan for purposes of determining whether the interest charged on a loan of not more than $2,500 exceeds the 36 percent annual interest rate limitation imposed by subdivision A 1.
This information is for informational purposes only. Although care has been taken to accurately describe the laws and regulations in Virginia, no guarantees are implied or expressed about its accuracy. This is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney or the Virginia Bureau of Financial Institutions.
The following classes of lending organizations may be exempt from some, all, or none of the regulations set by the state of Virginia. 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.