consumer credit


consumer credit
consumer credit n: credit extended by merchants or banks to finance the purchase of consumer goods (as home appliances) or services (as travel or hotel accommodations) compare consumer debt at debt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

consumer credit
lending to a consumer, as opposed to a commercial enterprise. The words have a special significance because of the Consumer Credit Act 1974: 'An Act to establish for the protection of consumers a new system, administered by the Director General of Fair Trading, of licensing and other control of traders concerned with the provision of credit, or the supply of goods on hire or hire-purchase, and their transactions and related matters.' While 'consumer' is defined for the purposes of a consumer contract under the unfair contract terms legislation, there is no such definition on the 1974 Act. It provides controls where the debtor is a natural person or is an individual, including a partnership or unincorporated body of persons not consisting of bodies corporate. The Act is primarily concerned with
(a) the control and regulation of the consumer credit industry by means of a licensing system, together with restriction on the ways of seeking business; and
(b) the greater regulation of the rights of the parties under a consumer credit agreement.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


consumer credit
Short-term loans made to enable people to purchase goods or services primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


consumer credit
Short-term loans made to enable people to purchase goods or services primarily for personal, family, or household purposes.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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