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Synonyms for ceiling

the greatest amount or number allowed

Synonyms for ceiling

the overhead upper surface of a covered space

(meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds

an upper limit on what is allowed


maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)

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Commonwealth legislation introduced a cap on payday loans in July 2013 which supersedes the state and territory-based interest rate caps, and together with further Regulations in June 2014, make it clear that broker costs do not sit outside the small amount loan cap.
For service areas covered by the six electric distribution companies where rate caps have already expired, rates have increased over 30 percent on average, with customers of Pike County Light and Power seeing rates jump 73 percent, Wagner said.
If a 36 percent rate cap is right for military families, it's right for every family.
In January, the Legislature will take up House Bill 267, a bill placing an interest rate cap of 36 percent APR on payday and auto title loans.
This combination of tax rate caps and increased state aid suggests that growth in government spending would not necessarily be limited.
In addition, an interest rate cap on both "key-person" and pre-1986 contracts was added; the cap is based on the Moody's Corporate Bond Yield Average and is effective for interest paid after Dec.
DeCampli said the discussion of rate cap extensions will have a detrimental effect on prices for electricity in 2010.
The ability of the collateral manager to purchase asset specific interest rate caps allows the use of an upfront payment from principal proceeds.
The Diet enacted the legislation last December to unify the lending rate caps at 20 percent and to eliminate gray-zone rates by late 2009.
McCaffrey of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, observed that denial of FirstEnergy's request to break the generation rate caps was clearly consistent with Pennsylvania law, "In 2002, the Commonwealth Court agreed with Citizen Power and other parties that Met-Ed and Penelec could not break the rate caps simply because their corporate decisions had exposed them to higher power costs.
The loan rate adjusts every six months to LIBOR with periodic and lifetime rate caps.
The actual return on equity (ROE) range would be established after expiration of the rate caps and cannot now be determined.
However, the electric restructuring rate caps that provided this stability will begin expiring across Pennsylvania during the next several years.
Multi-year rate caps set the stage for rate shock and potential political/regulatory resistance to recovery of significant post-transition rate increases in 2009 and 2011 in a high commodity cost environment, though the regulatory plan in Ohio mitigates the likelihood of significant customer rate shock.
The extension of the rate caps would give the act more time to accomplish its goals, allow more time for competition to develop, and provide three additional years of price protection for consumers.