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JOHN E. QUINN

SUPERINTENDENT

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DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS REGULATION

BUREAU OF CONSUMER PROTECTION

STATE OFFICE ANNEX

AUGUSTA, MAINE 04330

(207)289-3731

 

ADVISORY RULING #35

 

(Formerly Administrative

Interpretation #36)

 

  August 18, 1976

 

 

Re:  Section 3.308 - Balloon Payments

 

 

Dear

 

 

  You have inquired whether a single payment note in which the interest is payable at specified intervals and the final payment consists of the entire principal and accrued interest is subject to the prohibition against "balloon payments" under section 3.308 of the Credit Code.

 

 

  As you are aware, public information letter #63 sets forth the Federal Reserve Board's interpretation that the requirements of truth-in-lending relating to "balloon payments" are not applicable to single principal payment notes where the interest is payable at intervals in advance of the final payment of principal.

 

 

  It is our opinion that the same reasoning would apply to the restrictions in section 3.308 of the Code and that therefore this section would not apply to this type of single payment note.

 

 

  Respectfully,

   

 

  John E. Quinn

  Superintendent

 

 

 

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