Maine Revised Statutes

§432. Interest on loans

1. Interest absent in writing.  The maximum legal rate of interest on a loan made by a financial institution, in the absence of an agreement in writing establishing a different rate, shall be 6 percent per year.
[ 1975, c. 500, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Interest: noncommercial or consumer loans.   
A. The legal rate of interest, whether set forth in writing or not, on a noncommercial or consumer loan, shall be established in accordance with and subject to the limitations set forth in Title 9-A.
A loan made by a financial institution which is secured by a first mortgage on real estate shall not be within the interest limitations set forth in Title 9-A; provided that the security interest in real estate is not given for purpose of evading said Title 9-A. [1975, c. 500, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1975, c. 500, §1 (NEW) .]
1975, c. 500, §1 (NEW).