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[F144(1)Section 21(1) does not apply (by virtue of section 147(1)) to the carrying on of any ancillary credit business before 3rd August 1976 in the case of any business so far as it comprises or relates to—E+W+S+N.I.

(a)debt-adjusting,

(b)debt-counselling,

(c)debt-collecting, or

(d)the operation of a credit reference agency.

(1A)Section 21(1) does not apply (by virtue of section 147(1)) to the carrying on of any ancillary credit business before 1st July 1978 so far as it comprises or relates to credit brokerage, not being a business which is carried on by an individual and in the course of which introductions are effected only of individuals desiring to obtain credit—

(a)under debtor-creditor-supplier agreements which fall within section 12(a) and where, in the case of any such agreement—

(i)the person carrying on the business would be willing to sell the goods which are the subject of the agreement to the debtor under a transaction not financed by credit, and

(ii)The amount of credit does not exceed £30; and

(b)under debtor-creditor-supplier agreements which fall within section 12(b) or (c) and where, in the case of any such agreement—

(i)the person carrying on the business is the supplier,

(ii)the creditor is a person referred to in section 145(2)(a)(i), and

(iii)the amount of credit or, in the case of an agreement for running-account credit, the credit limit does not exceed £30.

(1B)Section 21(1) does not apply (by virtue of section 147(1)) to the carrying on of any ancillary credit business before the day appointed for the purposes of this paragraph in the case of any description of ancillary credit business in relation to which no day is appointed under the foregoing provisions of this paragraph.

(2)Where the person carrying on an ancillary credit business applies for a licence before—

(a)3rd August 1976 in the case of an ancillary credit business of a description to which sub-paragraph (1) above applies;

(b)1st July 1978 in the case of an ancillary credit business of a description to which sub-paragraph (1A) above applies; or

(c)the day appointed for the purposes of this paragraph in the case of an ancillary credit business to which sub-paragraph (1B) above applies,

he shall be deemed to have been granted on 3rd August 1976, 1st July 1978 or the day so appointed, as the case may be, a licence covering the description of ancillary credit business in question and continuing in force until the licence applied for is granted or, if the application is refused, until the end of the appeal period.]

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