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What is considered to be a legal interest rate?

Question Details: My girlfriend "bought" some furniture from a rental center last year for $1400. After paying $169 a month for 16 months, she called and was shocked to find out she owes 16 more payments of $169. The pay off amount today is over a $1000. I calculated the interest rate to be almost 12% a month, almost 140% APR a year. How can this be legal?

Terence Fenelon / Law Offices Of Terence Fenelon Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
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