Consumer Credit Act 1995
Appropriation of payments.
44.—(1) Subject to subsection (3), where there are two or more agreements between a consumer and the same creditor or owner and where the consumer makes a payment which is not sufficient to discharge the amount then due under all the agreements, the consumer shall be entitled to appropriate the payment towards the agreements as he sees fit and, if he fails to do so, the payment shall, subject to subsection (2), be appropriated by the creditor or owner, as the case may be, towards the agreements in proportion to the amounts due under the agreements.
(2) Where all the agreements to which subsection (1) applies are hire-purchase agreements, and one-third of the hire-purchase price has been paid under each of the agreements, the owner may, if the hirer has failed to do so, appropriate the payment as he sees fit otherwise the payment shall, by virtue of subsection (1), be appropriated towards the agreements in proportion to the amounts due under the agreements.
(3) This section does not apply where any of the agreements is a housing loan.