The Consumer Credit Act states that a credit bargain is extortionate if it requires the debtor or a relative to make payments which are grossly exorbitant; or it otherwise contravenes the ordinary principles of fair trading. Comprising a review of existing data and literature on extortionate credit, supplemented by interviews with key stakeholders in this area, this research provides information relating to:
Possible regulatory and legislative changes were recommended, along with other measures to address the problem of extortionate credit.
Extortionate credit in the UK: A report to the DTI (PDF, 194Kb)
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