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Exclusion of certain agreements from Part VE+W+S+N.I.

74 Exclusion of certain agreements from Part V.E+W+S+N.I.

[F1(1)Except as provided in subsections (1A) to (2), this Part does not apply to—

(a)a non-commercial agreement,

(b)a debtor-creditor agreement enabling the debtor to overdraw on a current account,

(c)a debtor-creditor agreement to finance the making of such payments arising on, or connected with, the death of a person as may be prescribed, or

(d)a small debtor-creditor-supplier agreement for restricted-use credit.

(1A)Section 56 (antecedent negotiations) applies to a non-commercial agreement.

(1B)Where an agreement that falls within subsection (1)(b) is an authorised business overdraft agreement the following provisions apply—

(a)section 55B (assessment of creditworthiness);

(b)section 56 (antecedent negotiations);

(c)section 60 (regulations on form and content of agreements);

(d)section 61B (duty to supply copy of overdraft agreement).

(1C)Where an agreement that falls within subsection (1)(b) is an authorised non-business overdraft agreement the following provisions apply—

(a)section 55 (regulations on disclosure of information);

(b)section 55B (assessment of creditworthiness);

(c)section 55C (copy of draft consumer credit agreement);

(d)section 56 (antecedent negotiations);

(e)section 60 (regulations on form and content of agreements);

(f)section 61B (duty to supply copy of overdraft agreement).

(1D)Where an agreement that falls within subsection (1)(b) would be an authorised non-business overdraft agreement but for the fact that the credit is not repayable on demand or within three months the following provisions apply—

(a)section 55 (regulations on disclosure of information);

(b)section 55A (adequate explanations);

(c)section 55B (credit assessment);

(d)section 55C (copy of draft consumer credit agreement);

(e)section 56 (antecedent negotiations);

(f)section 60 (regulations on form and content of agreements);

(g)section 61 (signing of agreement);

(h)section 61A (duty to supply copy of executed agreement);

(i)section 66A (withdrawal from consumer credit agreement).

(1E)In the case of an agreement that falls within subsection (1)(b) but does not fall within subsection (1B), (1C) or (1D), section 56 (antecedent negotiations) applies.

(1F)The following provisions apply to a debtor-creditor agreement to finance the making of such payments arising on, or connected with, the death of a person as may be prescribed—

(a)section 55 (regulations on disclosure of information);

(b)section 55A (adequate explanations);

(c)section 55B (assessment of creditworthiness);

(d)section 55C (copy of draft consumer credit agreement);

(e)section 56 (antecedent negotiations);

(f)section 60 (regulations on form and content of agreements);

(g)section 61 (signing of agreement);

(h)section 61A (duty to supply copy of executed agreement);

(i)section 66A (withdrawal from consumer credit agreement).

(2)The following provisions apply to a small debtor-creditor-supplier agreement for restricted-use credit—

(a)section 55 (regulations on disclosure of information);

(b)section 56 (antecedent negotiations);

(c)section 66A (withdrawal from consumer credit agreement).]

[F2(2A)In the case of an agreement to which the [F3Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer's Home or Place of Work etc. Regulations 2008] apply the reference in subsection (2) to a small agreement shall be construed as if in section 17(1)(a) and (b) “£35 ” were substituted for “£50 ”.]

(3)[F4Subsection (1)(c) applies] only where the [F5OFT] so determines, and such a determination—

(a)may be made subject to such conditions as the [F5OFT] thinks fit, and

(b)shall be made only if the [F5OFT] is of the opinion that it is not against the interests of debtors.

(3A)F6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(4)If any term of an agreement falling within subsection [F7(1)(d)] is expressed in writing, regulations under section 60(1) shall apply to that term (subject to section 60(3)) as if the agreement were a regulated agreement not falling within subsection [F7(1)(d)].

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F3Words in s. 74(2A) substituted (1.10.2008) by The Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer's Home or Place of Work etc. Regulations 2008 (S.I. 2008/1816) regs. 1, 3, {Sch. 1 para. 1}

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