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ceiling

Vox populi A maximum, upper limit. See Glass ceiling, Nondisclosure ceiling.
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The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is now poised to drop a planned special high ceiling on consumer loan rates for a bill to lower a rate ceiling in Japan, LDP sources said Tuesday.
Regulation, in the form of interest rate ceilings on deposits, also played a key role in housing finance.
Results suggest accommodation by regulators in their approach to the setting of interest rate ceilings and floors and contradicts the conventional literature which posits that interest rate regulation impacts adversely on bank profitability."
Prohibitions against ARMs, portfolio restrictions, tax inducements, and deposit rate ceilings all were lifted in the 1980s.
The regulations governing personal loan markets that have been most frequently analyzed are interest rate ceilings and restrictions on the remedies available to creditors attempting to collect on delinquent or defaulted accounts.
He said the government is designing "a series of measures" such as establishing a new credit fund to support the private sector, setting up a mechanism for partial credit insurance, removing interest rate ceilings in lending, and strengthening the function of the inter-bank market to improve the financial environment.
Even the Clinton FCC has given up the pretext; it has quite intentionally allowed rate ceilings to drift skyward.
Indeed, the unwinding of the historically protected position of banks, such as the removal of deposit rate ceilings, has proceeded on most fronts as a lagged response to market developments that had themselves been encouraged by those same restraints on banks.
(That's because accounting rules let you continue to carry that mortgage mentioned above at a stated value of $100,000, even though everyone knows it's worth less.) When the old interest rate ceilings were finally phased out in 1980, that at least helped commercial banks compete without having to offer us toasters in lieu of higher interest.
Historically, special conditions, such as high startup costs and state-mandated rate ceilings, have stifled movements of credit card rates.