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2014 Florida Statutes

SECTION 56
Collection of fines, interest, or premiums on loans made by financial institutions.
F.S. 655.56
655.56 Collection of fines, interest, or premiums on loans made by financial institutions.No fines, interest, or premiums paid on the following loans made by any financial institution shall be deemed usurious, and the same may be collected as debts of like amount are now collected by law in this state and according to the terms and stipulations of the agreement between the financial institution and the borrower:
(1) Loans secured by a first lien on real estate.
(2) Loans secured by savings accounts to the extent of the withdrawal value thereof.
(3) Loans secured by the pledge of those loans described in subsections (1) and (2) and by the pledge of investments of a type in which the financial institution is authorized to invest, provided the loans and investments so pledged shall be subject to all restrictions and requirements which would be applicable were the financial institution to invest directly in such loans or investments.
(4) Loans secured by a wrap-around mortgage, inferior to the first mortgage, in which the mortgagee is contractually obligated to make the payments required under the first mortgage.
History.s. 42, ch. 92-303.