U.S. Code, Title 12, Banks and Banking

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Author: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

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§ 2016. Interest Rates and Other Charges

(a) In general

     Loans and discounts made by a Farm Credit Bank shall bear such rate or rates of interest or discount, and be on such terms and conditions, as may be determined by the board of directors of the bank from time to time.

(b) Setting rates and charges

     In setting rates and charges, it shall be the objective to provide the types of credit needed by eligible borrowers at the lowest reasonable costs on a sound business basis taking into consideration the cost of money to the bank, necessary reserve and expenses of the bank and associations, and providing services to members. The loan documents or discounting and financing agreements, may provide for the interest rate or rates to vary from time to time during the repayment period of the loan or agreement.

(Pub. L. 92–181, title I, § 1.8, as added Pub. L. 100–233, title IV, § 401, Jan. 6, 1988, 101 Stat. 1626; amended Pub. L. 100–399, title IV, § 401(g), Aug. 17, 1988, 102 Stat. 996.)

Prior Provisions

     A prior section 2016, Pub. L. 92–181, title I, § 1.8, Dec. 10, 1971, 85 Stat. 586; Pub. L. 96–592, title I, § 105, Dec. 24, 1980, 94 Stat. 3438, related to eligibility, prior to the general amendment of this subchapter by Pub. L. 100–233, § 401.

Amendments

     1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–399 substituted "such rate or rates of interest or discount, and be" for "interest at a rate or rates, and".

Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

     Amendment by Pub. L. 100–399 effective immediately after amendment made by section 401 of Pub. L. 100–233, which was effective 6 months after Jan. 6, 1988, see section 1001(b) of Pub. L. 100–399, set out as a note under section 2002 of this title.

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Chicago: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", "§ 2016. Interest Rates and Other Charges," U.S. Code, Title 12, Banks and Banking in U.S. Code, Title 12, Banks and Banking (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2002), Original Sources, accessed January 26, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=85FCX2SXFH3XVBL.

MLA: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel". "§ 2016. Interest Rates and Other Charges." U.S. Code, Title 12, Banks and Banking, in U.S. Code, Title 12, Banks and Banking, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 2002, Original Sources. 26 Jan. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=85FCX2SXFH3XVBL.

Harvard: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", '§ 2016. Interest Rates and Other Charges' in U.S. Code, Title 12, Banks and Banking. cited in 2002, U.S. Code, Title 12, Banks and Banking, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.. Original Sources, retrieved 26 January 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=85FCX2SXFH3XVBL.