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Synonyms for usurious

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

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The Reserve Bank of India has advised Boards of banks to lay out appropriate internal principles and procedures so that usurious interest are not levied by them on loans and advances," Jaitley said.
The Finance Minister said that as a very large number of landless farmers are unable to provide land titles as guarantee, institutional finance is denied to them and they become vulnerable to money lenders' usurious lending
The Bank of North Dakota, a publicly owned bank that protects its customers from usurious interest, and ploughs its profits back into North Dakota, is a model that has been recommended for Wales.
Similarly, The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Prohibition of Usurious Loans Bill, 2014, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Registration (Amendment) Bill 2014, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Land Revenue (Amendment) Bill, 2014 and Provincial Motor Vehicle (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) (Amendment) Bill, 2014 were also presented in the provincial assembly while The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sensitive and Vulnerable Establishment and Places (Security) Bill, 2014 was referred to a select committee of the house.
Yet the numerous poorer folk "stung" by the apparently usurious interest rates levied by payday loan companies is an even more serious and painful phenomenon.
However, the June 2013 law on Usurious Lending was a step backwards, as it will discourage lending to small or remote clients, the World Bank Regional Director stated.
It's a Trojan horse for payday lenders who ran roughshod over the state for 10 years until the Supreme Court finally ran out of ways to avoid the obvious ruling that their "fees" were actually usurious interest.
According to Ballor, Musculus was a strong critic of usurious practice, though his critiques were directed more to the internal motivations behind usury than to larger questions of its legal regulation.
It can only be argued that the need for an increase in this type of usurious activity against the least able to afford it is again to subsidize imprudently priced secured auto loan lending and other amazingly low loan interest rates on signature credits to Alevel members.
JUSTIN Welby, former Dean of Liverpool, now Bishop of Durham and Archbishop of Canterbury elect, last week in the House of Lords denounced, in no uncertain terms, the money lending outfits who offer wage advances at unscrupulous rates, and called for action to be taken to stop these usurious outfits burdening themselves on those unfortunate enough to do business with them.
In addition, Pyongyang is taking out usurious emergency loans from Asian, Russian and European banks.
As the Bishop of Durham said: "An interest rate of over 4,000% has been considered usurious since the time of Moses.
Concerns over higher interest rates and usurious and exploitative activities imposed by the conventional pawnshop means that many customers prefer to deal with the Ar-Rahnu scheme.
In response to a question about re-structuring of the ex-debts in an Islamic way, he added that this may be offered by the Islamic banks to help people get rid from usurious transactions.
But in the borrower's view it is usurious - taking advantage of the borrower's desperation.