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Phones 4U Ltd v EE Ltd: ComC 16 Jan 2018

The parties contracted for the marketing of contracts for the marketing of the defendant’s mobile phone contracts. On the claimant entering administration, the defendant exercised a clause in their contract to terminate the contract. The claimant sought payment of sums remaining due under the contracts entered into by consumers, but the defendant counterclaimed saying that … Continue reading Phones 4U Ltd v EE Ltd: ComC 16 Jan 2018

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National Westminster Bank Plc v Story and Another: CA 7 May 1999

The court asked whether a series of smaller loans were governed by the 1974 Act. Three facilities had been provided under one loan agreement. 2 loans were held to be for unrestricted-use credit. Held: Three credit agreements separately signed, but part and parcel of the same transaction counted as one aggregate transaction to determine whether … Continue reading National Westminster Bank Plc v Story and Another: CA 7 May 1999

Yates and Lorenzelli v Nemo Personal Finance and Another: 14 May 2010

OFT Claim: The borrowers, Yates and Lorenzelli, alleged (1) that there was an unfair relationship under section 140A of the Consumer Credit Act; (2) that the creditor procured a breach by the broker of the fiduciary duty owed by it to the borrowers by paying to the broker an undisclosed commission; and (3) that the … Continue reading Yates and Lorenzelli v Nemo Personal Finance and Another: 14 May 2010

The National Home Loans Corporation v HannahRahman: 1997

The borrower had first borrowed money on mortgage (the 1989 loan) to pay off an existing third party mortgage (as well as raising additional funds) and later paid off the new mortgage as part of the process of substituting that mortgage for a different one from the same lender. One issues was whether the 1989 … Continue reading The National Home Loans Corporation v HannahRahman: 1997

Heath v Southern Pacific Mortgage Ltd: ChD 29 Jan 2009

The appellant challenged a mortgagee’s possession order saying that the loan agreements sought to be enforced were invalid and the charges unenforceable. The loan had been in two parts. She said that as a multi-part agreement it fell within section 18. Held: The court considered the authorities including an article by Mr Bennion on the … Continue reading Heath v Southern Pacific Mortgage Ltd: ChD 29 Jan 2009

The National Home Loans Corporation v Hannah: 1997

References: [1997] CCLR 7 The borrower had first borrowed money on mortgage (the 1989 loan) to pay off an existing third party mortgage (as well as raising additional funds) and later paid off the new mortgage as part of the process of substituting that mortgage for a different one from the same lender. One issues … Continue reading The National Home Loans Corporation v Hannah: 1997

Regina v Kettering Magistrates’ Court ex parte MRB Insurance Brokers Limited: Admn 4 Apr 2000

A statement of an APR in the sale of a financial services product remained a price indication, and, if it was miscalculated, that was a misleading price indication, and criminal, despite provisions in the Consumer Credit legislation. What was given was a price under the contract: ‘The total amount payable under the contract which can … Continue reading Regina v Kettering Magistrates’ Court ex parte MRB Insurance Brokers Limited: Admn 4 Apr 2000

Wilson v First County Trust Ltd (1): CA 3 Nov 2000

The administrative charges for entering into a loan were not to be included in the loan, but rather as an item entering into the total charge for credit. To hold otherwise went against accounting practice, would disguise the cost of the loan, and would be against the spirit of the Act,which was to protect consumers … Continue reading Wilson v First County Trust Ltd (1): CA 3 Nov 2000

First National Bank Plc v Syed: CA 1991

The court can exercise the supervisory jurisdiction over consumer contracts under the 1974 Act irrespective of any application made by a party. Judges: Dillon LJ, Ralph Gibson LJ Citations: [1991] 1 All ER 250 Statutes: Consumer Credit Act 1974 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Nolan v Wright ChD 26-Feb-2009 The defendant sought … Continue reading First National Bank Plc v Syed: CA 1991

Wilson v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; Wilson v First County Trust Ltd (No 2): HL 10 Jul 2003

The respondent appealed against a finding that the provision which made a loan agreement completely invalid for lack of compliance with the 1974 Act was itself invalid under the Human Rights Act since it deprived the respondent lender of its property rights. It was also argued that it was not possible to make a declaration … Continue reading Wilson v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry; Wilson v First County Trust Ltd (No 2): HL 10 Jul 2003

Moorgate Services Ltd v Kabir: CA 25 Apr 1995

The defendant appealed against a finding that he was liable under a credit agreement with the plaintiff. The lower court had rejected his argument that the agreement was one cancellable by him under section 67. Held: The defendant’s appeal succeeded. No notification of cancellation rights had been given when the defendant signed up for the … Continue reading Moorgate Services Ltd v Kabir: CA 25 Apr 1995

Cavendish Square Holding Bv v Talal El Makdessi; ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis: SC 4 Nov 2015

The court reconsidered the law relating to penalty clauses in contracts. The first appeal, Cavendish Square Holding BV v Talal El Makdessi, raised the issue in relation to two clauses in a substantial commercial contract. The second appeal, ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis, raised the issue at a consumer level, with a separate issue under the … Continue reading Cavendish Square Holding Bv v Talal El Makdessi; ParkingEye Ltd v Beavis: SC 4 Nov 2015

Carey v HSBC Bank plc, Yunis v Barclays Bank plc and similar: QBD 23 Dec 2009

(Manchester Mercantile Court) The court considered the effects in detail where a bank was unable to comply with a request under section 78 of the 1974 Act to provide a copy of the agreement signed by the client. Held: The court set out to give guidance on these issues. A photocopy of the signed document … Continue reading Carey v HSBC Bank plc, Yunis v Barclays Bank plc and similar: QBD 23 Dec 2009

Smith and Another v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc: CA 3 Dec 2021

Claims for compensation under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 arising from payment protection insurance (‘PPI’) policies taken out at the same time as agreements for credit cards from the Royal Bank of Scotland (‘RBS’). The issues in this appeal are about how the Act in its form as amended on 6 April 2007 applies to … Continue reading Smith and Another v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc: CA 3 Dec 2021

Grace and Another v Black Horse Ltd: CA 30 Oct 2014

The appellant had entered into a Consumer Credit Agreement with the respondent, but the form signed by him was not the same as that signed by the bank, and it was unenforceable. He fell into arrears. Lord Dyson MR, Beatson, Briggs LJJ [2014] EWCA Civ 1413, [2015] 2 All ER (Comm) 465, [2015] 3 All … Continue reading Grace and Another v Black Horse Ltd: CA 30 Oct 2014

Office of Fair Trading v Lloyds TSB Bank PlC and Others: HL 31 Oct 2007

The House was asked whether the liability of a credit card company under the 1974 Act applied where the contract was performed abroad and subject to foreign law. Held: The principle which disapplied an English statute in an extra-territorial situation did not apply where the creditor was within the UK. Section 75(2) is therefore an … Continue reading Office of Fair Trading v Lloyds TSB Bank PlC and Others: HL 31 Oct 2007

JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association v Northern Rock (Asset Management) Plc: ChD 19 Feb 2014

The 2008 Order had made retrospective provision as to the duty to furnish certain statements to consumer borrowers. The court was now asked: ‘where a creditor has provided the debtor with a statement which fails to set out the information required by the Regulations (‘a non-compliant statement’), when does the period of non-compliance commence?’ The … Continue reading JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association v Northern Rock (Asset Management) Plc: ChD 19 Feb 2014

Nolan v Wright: ChD 26 Feb 2009

The defendant sought to re-open the question of whether the charge under which he might otherwise be liable was an extortionate credit bargain. The creditor said that that plea was time barred. The defendant argued that a finding that the agreement amounted to an extortionate bargain would not be a substantive relief, and was therefore … Continue reading Nolan v Wright: ChD 26 Feb 2009

Regina v Johnstone: HL 22 May 2003

The defendant was convicted under the 1994 Act of producing counterfeit CDs. He argued that the affixing of the name of the artist to the CD was not a trade mark use, and that the prosecution had first to establish a civil offence before his act could become criminal. The prosecutor appealed the decision of … Continue reading Regina v Johnstone: HL 22 May 2003

Digital Satellite Warranty Cover Ltd and Another v Financial Services Authority: SC 13 Feb 2013

The appellants challenged an order for the dissolution of their company under the 2000 Acts. They had provided warranties for assorted consumer electrical goods which amounted to insurance, but said that they were not required to be registered under the Act since only services in kind were ever provided. Held: The appeal failed. The fact … Continue reading Digital Satellite Warranty Cover Ltd and Another v Financial Services Authority: SC 13 Feb 2013

Paragon Finance plc v Nash etc: CA 15 Oct 2001

The court was asked to consider whether there was any implied term limiting the power of a mortgagee to set interest rates under a variable rate mortgage. Held: A loan arrangement which allowed a lender to vary the implied rate of interest, included an implied term not to impose an unreasonable or extortionate rate, nor … Continue reading Paragon Finance plc v Nash etc: CA 15 Oct 2001

TRM Copy Centres (UK) Ltd and Others v Lanwall Services Ltd: HL 17 Jun 2009

Each party contracted hire copiers to shops and offices. The claimant said that the defendant had interfered with their contracts by substituting their equipment. The defendants said that the claimants’ contracts were controlled by the 1974 Act, but that the claimant was not registered and could not enforce the agreements. Held: Section 15 regulated agreements … Continue reading TRM Copy Centres (UK) Ltd and Others v Lanwall Services Ltd: HL 17 Jun 2009

Sternlight v Barclays Bank Plc: QBD 22 Jul 2010

Various credit card customers said that the respondent banks had mis-stated the interest rates applied to them, in that the interest charged did not match the APR advertised, and that therefore the agreements were unenforceable. Held: The claimants’ calculations did not apply. The driver of the interest rate was not the statement as to the … Continue reading Sternlight v Barclays Bank Plc: QBD 22 Jul 2010

Director General of Fair Trading v First National Bank: HL 25 Oct 2001

The House was asked whether a contractual provision for interest to run after judgment as well as before in a consumer credit contract led to an unfair relationship. Held: The term was not covered by the Act, and was not unfair under the Regulations. It was by way of a default condition, rather than a … Continue reading Director General of Fair Trading v First National Bank: HL 25 Oct 2001

Orakpo v Manson Investments Ltd: HL 1977

Transactions were entered into under which loans were made to enable the borrower to acquire and develop certain properties were held to be unenforceable under the 1927 Act. The effect was to enrich the borrower, who had fallen into arrears of payments of interest and moneys due but was successful in his defence that all … Continue reading Orakpo v Manson Investments Ltd: HL 1977

Southern Pacific Personal Loans Ltd v Walker and Another: CA 12 Nov 2009

The bank appealed against an order that a consumer credit agreement was unenforceable for failing to meet the requirements. The amount of credit figure had been calculated to include the deferred obligation to pay the broker’s fee. Held: The appeal succeeded. The fee was not part of the amount of credit, but rather of the … Continue reading Southern Pacific Personal Loans Ltd v Walker and Another: CA 12 Nov 2009

Southern Pacific Securities 05-2 Plc v Walker and Another: SC 7 Jul 2010

The appellant borrowed a sum from the respondent under a fixed sum credit agreement. A broker administration fee had been advanced to facilitate the loan. The agreement recorded the ‘Amount of Credit’ net of the fee, and the ‘Total Amount Financed’ included the fee. The borrower said the agreement was unenforceable for mis-stating the amount … Continue reading Southern Pacific Securities 05-2 Plc v Walker and Another: SC 7 Jul 2010