2013 Mississippi Code
Title 81 - BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Chapter 21 - INSURANCE PREMIUM FINANCE COMPANIES
§ 81-21-15 - Permissible charges; computation of interest; prepayment by insured


MS Code § 81-21-15 (2013) What's This?

(1) A premium finance company shall not charge, contract for, receive or collect any interest or service charge other than as permitted in this section.

(2) The interest is to be computed on the balance of the premiums due, after subtracting the down payment made by the insured in accordance with the premium finance agreement, from the effective date of the insurance contract or as otherwise agreed to by the parties, for which the premiums are being advanced, to the date when the final installment of the premium finance agreement is payable.

(3) Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, for any loan or extension of credit in an amount of Ten Thousand Dollars ($ 10,000.00) or less, made by a licensee under this chapter, the licensee may contract for and receive any finance charge agreed to in writing by the licensee and the insured, not to exceed twenty-four percent (24%) per annum on the unpaid balance; however, if the loan or extension of credit is in an amount more than Ten Thousand Dollars ($ 10,000.00), the licensee may contract for and receive any finance charge agreed to in writing by the licensee and the insured.

(4) Notwithstanding the provisions of any premium finance agreement, any insured shall receive a refund of the unearned finance charge, based on the Rule of 78's, upon the voluntary prepayment of the obligation in full or upon the cancellation of such contract. Where the amount of the refund credit is less than Three Dollars ($ 3.00), no refund need be made.

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