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Debt management and credit repair services regulations
Please move that we have the opportunity to introduce a law amending the Consumer Credit Act 1974 in order to oblige the Director General for Fair Trade to draw up a code of conduct for merchants offering consumer credit repair and credit repair and credit related service to the consumer and for related purpose....
Unfortunately, my use of 2 pounds per way has not brought enough profits to properly cover the enormous debts that have been created for human beings across the UK. Legislation would require the questions to be dealt with in the codes of conduct, to include the promotion and commercialisation of individual fault servicing; the conditions under which such servicing will be provided; fees; the standard of the servicing to be provided by the dealer; agreements on servicing debts to protect customer funds; agreements to ensure the competency of the dealer's personnel; mechanisms for dealing with consumer grievances; and any other matter that the general manager, after consultation, deems necessary and appropriate for the safeguarding of consumer interests.
Mr President, I know that the Minister for Competition and Consumers' Affairs is interested in this subject because I recently had the good luck of attending a recent event organised by him, where I spoke to members of citizens' advisory services. Recently, the National Association of Citizens Advisory Bureaux released a paper called " Daylight Robbery " which highlighted the fact that credit to consumers has grown drastically over the last 20 years.
There has been a major change in the credit sector over the last 21 years. In August 2000, £122 billion of uncollateralised credit was still outstanding in the United Kingdom. I do not criticise them for buying now and paying later, but the excitement of creditors has been complemented by their readiness to develop an ever wider variety of credit commodities.
Over the last two years, citizen advisory centres across the nation have registered a 37 per cent rise in the number of investigations into credit claims by consumers. Over the last 10 years, citizens' advisory offices and other independent advisory bodies have seen an increasing number of trading companies providing paid service to debtors.
There is no doubt that the number of such companies has increased. Ever since the decision to support this law, I've been flooded with epistles from folks who describe their indebtedness problem. Someone I' m gonna call "client A" has a dependant kid. Customer approached a credit bureau for help with 25,000 pounds of indebtedness and the bureau said the customer said they would take 1 per cent per annum offer.
But when the judicial officers started calling the customer's home, the customer found that no settlement was achieved with the lenders. Customer went to CAB for counsel. CAB' s consultant found that the client's overall indebtedness was £51,000. The CAB, when talking to the client's lenders, noted that the public credit institution had not concluded any agreements with the lenders.
Bondholders informed the consultant that they would rather look at the CAB than at a credit bureau. I' m happy to say that the CAB has the customer's debts under wraps. National Consumer Council called me and said: "as well as knowing what you can look forward to from billing and free service.
"Schuldenverwaltungsdienste should be adequately regulated". In recent months, a female reporter named Rachel Baird has published a couple of papers titled "Debt'Parasites' Spark Crusade", in which she has told about the experience of all kinds of individuals who - badly - got into debts, got panicky and went to some of the companies I describe, with very unhappy consequences.
Shortcomings in marketing, concealed expenses, credit implications, the disregard of the overall economic position and long-term cost are a concern for Credit Line. I' ve been approached by another firm, Aquidebt. I have also been in contact with the Finance and Leasing Association. "Perhaps many of these companies are accountable, perhaps the vast majority give good advices.
Unfortunately, not everyone does, according to the citizens' advisory offices. Much of the evidence suggests that companies that advertise credit repair can, for a small charge, sweep the mess for those who have had financial problems in the past and have been convicted. The need to protect the consumer from the service of credit repair and credit repair companies is high.