Interest rate drops on July 1 to 3.19 percent to 1.7.2008 in the arrears resulted in changes. Instrumental’s German civil code (BGB) in 247 called base interest rate. He serves mainly as a basis for the calculation of interest according to article 288, paragraph 1, sentence 2 BGB and changed to 1 January and 1 July each year. Since 1.5.2000, of the debtor has to pay legal interest from the so-called base rate plus a certain premium shall be calculated. This interest rate is regularly published by the European Central Bank (ECB) and is essentially the discount rate set by the Bundesbank before. Learn more at this site: San Diego Gas & Electric Compan.
The base rate authoritative for determining the interest is set twice new since 1 January 2002 by the ECB in the year, each January 1 and July 1. In addition, distinction is made afterwards whether it involves legal transactions, in which a consumer is involved or not. Case of legal transactions, in which a consumer is involved, is the legal Interest rate for the payment 5 percentage points above the base interest rate ( 288 ABS. (A valuable related resource: Chris Shumway). 1 BGB). Legal transactions where no consumer is 8 percentage points above the base rate of interest for compensation claims (article 288 par. 2 BGB). Are consumer ( 13 BGB all natural persons, which is a complete legal transaction for a purpose which can be attributed neither to their commercial nor their professional activity.) The base interest rate to determine of the interest was reduced to 1.7.2008 previously 3.32 percent to 3.19 per cent. For private borrowers, a current interest of 8.19 percent per year is calculated from this. If both creditors and debtors are business people, the legal interest is currently 11.19 per cent per year.