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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

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

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In the 1980s, the rent-to-own industry convinced more than 45 state legislatures to adopt its preferred safe-harbor legislation--treating week-to-week contracts as renewable leases, not as purchases over time--thus exempting the business from state small-loan usury ceilings, retail installment sales acts, and other credit sale laws.
Metropolitan has yet to raise any of its rates above the state's usury ceiling, Bridges said.
NCUA Director of Public and Congressional Affairs John McKechnie said the agency didn't attempt to address state-chartered credit unions that have federal insurance because the usury ceiling only applies to federal credit unions.
Market rates tend to be below the stare's usury ceiling of the federal discount rate plus 5 percent."
A main sticking point with payday loan alternatives, he noted, is CUs' 18% APR usury ceiling. Additionally, credit unions should offer the product without trapping the member into the exact same cycle the payday lenders do, he said.
By the late 1960s, loan sharking had arisen to fill the gap in consumer credit--so much so that Paul Samuelson testified before the Massachusetts legislature to eliminate usury ceilings and reduce loan sharks.
This article will examine whether deregulated usury ceilings and the credit card industry's consequent rise have played a symbiotic role in undermining American citizens' financial health.