New York Banking Law
Rates of Interest; Installment Obligations; Personal Loan Departments; Effect of Usury
§ 202. Rates of interest; installment obligations; personal loan departments; effect of usury. Branches and agencies of foreign banking corporations licensed to do business in this state may make loans and offer extensions of credit to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as banks and trust companies may make loans and extend credit pursuant to the provisions of subdivisions four-a and five of section one hundred three of this chapter and section one hundred eight of this chapter. Without limiting the foregoing, a foreign banking corporation licensed pursuant to article two of this chapter to maintain one or more branches or agencies in this state, may, in pursuance of its otherwise lawful powers under this chapter, take, receive, reserve or charge on any loan or discount made, or upon any note, bill of exchange or other evidence of debt, negotiable or otherwise, interest at such rate and such other charges and fees as a bank or trust company shall be permitted to charge under the provisions of the laws of this state or the laws of the United States, with respect to the same class or classes of loans or transactions to which such rate or such charges and fees shall be applicable.