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Any bank or trust company heretofore or hereafter organized under any general or special law of this state and doing a banking business in this state and any national bank doing business in this state shall have power, in addition to such other powers as it may have, to make loans to any borrower or debtor in an amount not exceeding Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) to be repaid in monthly installments and may charge interest thereon at not exceeding twelve percent (12%) per annum for the entire period of the loan, and aggregate the principal and interest for the entire period of the loan and divide same into monthly installments, and may take security therefor as for other loans.
A charge of Ten Dollars (10) in lieu of interest may be made on any loan payable in a single payment, and a charge of Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) in lieu of interest may be made on any loan payable in monthly installments.
No further interest or discount or service charge, or other charge by way of compensation for the use of such money, shall be made directly or indirectly on any such loan or discount by any such bank, trust company or national bank, made under the provisions of this section, in addition to the charges herein expressly provided for.
However, this section shall in no way repeal any of the other present usury statutes.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Mississippi Code Title 81. Banks and Financial Institutions § 81-5-79. Loans under $5,000 - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/title-81-banks-and-financial-institutions/ms-code-sect-81-5-79/
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