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ceiling

Vox populi A maximum, upper limit. See Glass ceiling, Nondisclosure ceiling.
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Section II described the possible effects of state regulations governing interest rate ceilings and the exercise of creditor remedies.
An unambiguous ranking of states by interest rate ceilings is not possible since rate ceilings typically vary by loan size and maturity.
For these five states the rate ceilings were further compared for various loan sizes between $200 and $2000 since over 70 percent of the loans in these states were in this range.
The final model adds (to the economic and legal variables) two cross-product terms which capture the interaction between interest rate ceilings and late charges and between interest rate ceilings and garnishment or wage assignment.
These results strongly support the hypothesis that a decrease in collateral or restrictions on creditor remedies do not affect interest rates when low interest rate ceilings are in effect.
As interest rate ceilings rise, however, such restrictions are generally associated with a higher equilibrium interest rate.
This seems plausible in the case of Illinois where interest rate ceilings are high.
Thus, consumer benefits attributed to a bank's ability to provide services through multiple offices may not be realized without deposit rate ceilings.
The disintermediation episodes in the 1960s and 1970s were triggered when market interest rates breached the deposit rate ceilings imposed by Regulation Q.
Now any newly established home equity line with an adjustable interest rate must carry a rate ceiling.