2019 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 21 - Licenses
Chapter 409 - Pawnbrokers and Secondhand Dealers
Section 21-44 - Rates of interest.

Universal Citation: CT Gen Stat § 21-44 (2019)

No pawnbroker or person who loans money on the deposit or pledge of personal property shall take or receive, for the use of money loaned on personal property, any more than the following rates: For the use of money amounting to fifteen dollars or less, five per cent per month or fraction thereof; for the use of money exceeding fifteen dollars in amount and not exceeding fifty dollars in amount, three per cent per month or fraction thereof; for the use of money exceeding fifty dollars in amount, two per cent per month or fraction thereof.

(1949 Rev., S. 4669; P.A. 97-164, S. 5.)

History: P.A. 97-164 deleted reference to a “loan broker”, included the loaning of money on the “deposit” of personal property and deleted reference to “directly or indirectly” taking or receiving interest.

Pawnbroker does not violate section until he actually receives the unlawful interest. 63 C. 385. Discrimination in rate of interest allowed pawnbrokers is proper. 82 C. 234; 83 C. 1; 218 U.S. 5; Id., 563. Cited. 120 C. 664; 123 C. 95. Applies to repurchase transactions. 201 C. 89. Section governs rates of interest and not rates pawnbrokers may charge in connection with repurchase agreements; the latter rates are subject to limits imposed by Sec. 37-4; holding in 201 C. 89 legislatively overruled by enactment of P.A. 97-164. 313 C. 535.

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