If an individual loans cash to another individual, do California usury laws apply to the interest rate that can be charged?

Asked over 1 year ago - Cypress, CA

If I loan $20,000 to a friend who really needs the money and he is happy to pay 15% for the loan, would it violate California law to do so?

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  1. Nicholas Basil Spirtos

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . It might. An attorney would really need to review the agreement to give you a thorough answer.

  2. Theodore Michael Hankin


    Contributor Level 11

    Answered . Yes it violates usury laws if it is a true loan and you are not a finance company or other exempt lender.,

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