Merchant of Venice

Act 1, Scene 3

what does Antonio say is his personal policy regarding the charging of interest for a loan?

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"Shylock, albeit I neither lend nor borrow

By taking nor by giving of excess,

Yet to supply the ripe wants of my friend,

I’ll break a custom."

Antonio's personal policy is to never lend or borrow with interest


The Merchant of Venice

Antonio does not charge any interest on loans. This is a point of contention between him and Shylock.