Kenny v Conroy and Another: CA 27 Jan 1999

A court need only first see whether at the time of the loan, the party’s business was that of moneylender. If not, the court then investigates if the person held themselves out as carrying on such a business. Kennedy L.J: ‘. . . a licensed moneylender who sets up business with an office probably falls within section 6 of the Act of 1900 when he makes his first loan, even if he never makes another, because at the time when that loan was made his business was that of moneylending.’ Although the word ‘business’ may often denote a degree of repetition and continuity, it need not always do so.


Kennedy LJ


Times 27-Jan-1999, Gazette 17-Feb-1999, [1999] EWCA Civ 639, [1999] 1 WLR 1340




Moneylenders Act 1900 6


England and Wales


CitedLitchfield v Dreyfus 1906
The plaintiff carried on business as an antique dealer, giving credit to customers and took bills from them in payment of amounts they owed for purchases, some of which he discounted and renewed from time to time. When he ceased business he sold his . .
CitedKirkwood v Gadd HL 1910
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CitedNewman v Oughton 1911
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CitedStevenson and Another v Rogers CA 8-Dec-1998
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Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.79460