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1000 - Federal Deposit Insurance Act


SEC. 27.  STATE-CHARTERED INSURED DEPOSITORY INSTITUTIONS AND INSURED BRANCHES OF FOREIGN BANKS.--

(a)  INTEREST RATES.--In order to prevent discrimination against State-chartered insured depository institutions, including insured savings banks, or insured branches of foreign banks with respect to interest rates, if the applicable rate prescribed in this subsection exceeds the rate such State bank or insured branch of a foreign bank would be permitted to charge in the absence of this subsection, such State bank or such insured branch of a foreign bank may, notwithstanding any State constitution or statute which is hereby preempted for the purposes of this section, take, receive, reserve, and charge on any loan or discount made, or upon any note, bill of exchange, or other evidence of debt, interest at a rate of not more than 1 per centum in excess of the discount rate on ninety-day commercial paper in effect at the Federal Reserve bank in the Federal Reserve district where such State bank or such insured branch of a foreign bank is located or at the rate allowed by the laws of the State, territory, or district where the bank is located, whichever may be greater.

[Codified to 12 U.S.C. 1831d(a)]

[Source:  Section 2[27(a)] of the Act of September 21, 1950 (Pub. L. No. 797), effective September 21, 1950 as added by section 521 of title V of the Act of March 31, 1980, (Pub. L. No. 96--221; 94 Stat. 164), effective March 31, 1980, and as amended by section 101(g)(2) of title I of the Act of August 10, 1987 (Pub. L. No. 100--86; 101 Stat. 563), effective August 10, 1987; and section 201(a)(1) of title II of the Act of August 9, 1989 (Pub. L. No. 101--73; 103 Stat. 187), effective August 9, 1989]

(b)  INTEREST OVERCHARGE; FORFEITURE; INTEREST PAYMENT RECOVERY.--If the rate prescribed in subsection (a) exceeds the rate such State bank or such insured branch of a foreign bank would be permitted to charge in the absence of this section, and such State fixed rate is thereby preempted by the rate described in subsection (a), the taking, receiving, reserving, or charging a greater rate of interest than is allowed by subsection (a), when knowingly done, shall be deemed a forfeiture of the entire interest which the note, bill, or other evidence of debt carries with it, or which has been agreed to be paid thereon. If such greater rate of interest has been paid, the person who paid it may recover in a civil action commenced in a court of appropriate jurisdiction not later than two years after the date of such payment, an amount equal to twice the amount of the interest paid from such State bank or such insured branch of a foreign bank taking, receiving, reserving, or charging such interest.

[Codified to 12 U.S.C. 1831d(b)]

[Source:  Section 2[27(b)] of the Act of September 21, 1950 (Pub. L. No. 797), effective September 21, 1950, as added by section 521 of title V of the Act of March 31, 1980 (Pub. L. No. 96--221; 94 Stat. 164), effective March 31, 1980]


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