Crushing Debt Podcast
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- Episode 96:Usury Laws
In this week's episode of the Crushing Debt Podcast, I get away from interviews for a bit and talk about Usury Laws.
Usury Laws protect consumers from lenders who charge an excessive rate of interest. I had a usury issue come up in one of my cases and I thought it would be interesting to explore the issue in the podcast.
The issue is whether unpaid late charges on a mortgage can be "captured" as interest to drive up the interest rate on a residential note and mortgage to a level over 18% (which is usurious in Florida).