Consumer Credit Act 1995

Prohibition on possession of documents belonging to another person for moneylending.


107.(1) A person shall not have in his possession or control for the purposes of F166[the provision of high cost credit] any document belonging to another person.

(2) Where a member of the Garda Síochána has reasonable cause to suspect that a person is in possession or control of a document in contravention of subsection (1), the member may without warrant, stop and search (if need be by force) the person and seize the document.

(3) A person shall not obstruct or interfere with a member of the Garda Síochána acting under subsection (2).

(4) In this section “document” includes every book, card, order, voucher or other document issued to any person.




Substituted (14.11.2022) by Consumer Credit (Amendment) Act 2022 (13/2022), s. 15(1) and sch. 1 part 1 item 33, S.I. No. 575 of 2022.