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56.18 UNLICENSED PERSONS NOT TO MAKE LOANS.

No person, except as authorized in this chapter, shall, directly or indirectly, charge, contract for, or receive any interest, discount, or consideration greater than the lender would be permitted by law to charge if that person were not authorized hereunder upon the loan, use, or forbearance of money, goods, or things in action, or upon the loan, use, or sale of credit of the amount regulated by this chapter.

The foregoing prohibition shall apply to any person who, by any device, subterfuge, or pretense, shall charge, contract for, or receive greater interest, consideration, or charges than is authorized by this chapter for any such loan, use or forbearance of money, goods, or things in action, or for any such loan, use or sale of credit.

No loan made by a person not authorized hereunder in an amount regulated by this chapter for which a greater rate of interest, consideration, or charges than is permitted by the laws of this state has been charged, contracted for, or received, wherever made, shall be enforced by a licensee in this state, and every person in anywise participating therein in this state shall be subject to the provisions of this chapter, provided, that the foregoing shall not apply to loans legally made in another state.