Consumer Credit Act 1995

General requirements relating to contents of credit agreements.

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30. (1) A credit agreement and any contract of guarantee relating thereto shall be made in writing and signed by the consumer and by or on behalf of all other parties to the agreement, and—

F58 [ ( a ) a copy of the agreement shall be sent to the consumer by the creditor within 10 days of the making of the agreement, and

( b ) in the case of any contract of guarantee relating to the agreement, a copy of the guarantee and the agreement shall be sent to the guarantor by the creditor within 10 days of the making of the contract. ]

(2) A credit agreement shall contain a statement in respect of the cooling-off period that the consumer—

( a) has a right to withdraw from the agreement without penalty if the consumer gives written notice to this effect to the creditor within a period of 10 days of the date of receipt by the consumer of a copy of the agreement, or

( b) may indicate that he does not wish to exercise this right by signing a statement to this effect, this signature to be separate from, and additional to, the consumer's signature in relation to any of the terms of the agreement.

(3) A credit agreement shall contain a statement of—

( a) the names and addresses of all the parties to the agreement, and

( b) any costs or penalties to which the consumer may become liable for any failure by the consumer to comply with the terms of the agreement.

(4) This section does not apply to credit in the form of advances on a current account, or on credit card accounts.