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Access To Affordable Credit

EDM number 1280A1 in 2007-08, proposed by John Heppell on 29/04/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Financial institutions, Financial services, Incomes and poverty, Loans and Service industries.

leave out from `credit;' to end and add `notes that credit unions and legally regulated lenders are preferable to the vulnerable being forced into the hands of illegal loan sharks; further notes that The Money Shop has a strong track record in compliance and is regulated by the Office of Fair Trading, and that no stores have products with a 1,000 per cent. interest rate; further notes that it is disingenous to compare pay day advances with annual percentage rates (APRs) as they are not designed to be annual loans and are repaid over 30 days; further notes that their pay day advances are cheaper than an unauthorised bank overdraft; understands that they provide financial access for customers who are often excluded by traditional banks and in many communities where banks have withdrawn their services altogether; further notes that the credit they offer is balanced against ability to pay; welcomes the clear explanations of repayment costs which are provided in-store; and further welcomes the work they do with Government agencies in the fight against ID fraud and other crime.'.

This is a ammendment to 1280.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs.

John Heppell29/04/2008Nottingham EastLabourProposed
Jim Dowd29/04/2008Lewisham WestLabourSeconded
Dari Taylor29/04/2008Stockton SouthLabourSeconded
George Howarth29/04/2008Knowsley North and Sefton EastLabourSeconded
Peter Kilfoyle29/04/2008Liverpool, WaltonLabourSeconded
Sharon Hodgson29/04/2008Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSeconded
Greg Pope29/04/2008HyndburnLabourSigned
Laurence Robertson29/04/2008TewkesburyConservativeSigned
Harry Cohen29/04/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham29/04/2008Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Anthony D Wright29/04/2008Great YarmouthLabourSigned

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