ceiling

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ceiling

Vox populi A maximum, upper limit. See Glass ceiling, Nondisclosure ceiling.
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Deregulation did not end with lowered usury ceilings and the "lex loci" rule established by the Marquette Court.
Soon after credit card banks began to export rates, many states, fearing the loss of banking business, raised or eliminated their usury ceilings.
Usury ceilings, which limited the interest rates that could be charged on certain consumer loans, became binding, making such loans unprofitable.
Similarly, when market rates went above usury ceilings, marginal borrowers were not able to get any credit at all.
Still open is the question of why implicit interest rates on rent-to-own contracts, even after accounting for contract complexity and dealer costs, are still higher than typical usury ceilings.