House Bill 143
152nd General Assembly (Present)
House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance & Commerce 5/10/23
Committee Hearing takes place within twelve legislative days.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 5 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO INTEREST RATES ON LOANS TO INDIVIDUALS.
Delaware is one of a handful of states that has no cap other than unconscionability on interest rates for short-term consumer loans. Under Delaware case law, the unconscionability of an interest rate is decided by a court on a case by case basis. This Act caps interest rates at 20% for short-term consumer loans of $1,000 or less that must be repaid in less than 60 days and motor vehicle title loans. This Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
Takes effect upon being signed into law