Consumer Credit Act, 1995

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR No. 24/1995


Number 24 of 1995


CONSUMER CREDIT ACT 1995

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2022


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Consumer Credit Act 1995. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including the Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) (Amendment) Act 2022 (8/2022), enacted 16 May 2022, and all statutory instruments up to and including the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Retail Credit and Credit Servicing Firms) Act 2022 (Commencement) Order 2022 (S.I. No. 229 of 2022), made 10 May 2022, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 24 of 1995


CONSUMER CREDIT ACT 1995

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2022


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

This Act is not collectively cited with any other Act.

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Consumer Protection (Regulation of Retail Credit and Credit Servicing Firms) Act 2022 (5/2022)

Data Protection Act 2018 (7/2018)

Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Act 2015 (21/2015)

Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (29/2014)

Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013 (26/2013)

Credit Union and Co-operation with Overseas Regulators Act 2012 (40/2012)

Criminal Justice Act 2011 (22/2011)

Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 (24/2010)

Central Bank Reform Act 2010 (23/2010)

Nursing Homes Support Scheme Act 2009 (15/2009)

Consumer Protection Act 2007 (19/2007)

Investment Funds, Companies and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2005 (12/2005)

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland Act 2004 (21/2004)

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland Act 2003 (12/2003)

ACC Bank Act 2001 (12/2001)

ICC Bank Act 2000 (32/2000)

Electronic Commerce Act 2000 (27/2000)

Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 (39/1997)

Finance Act 1997 (22/1997)

Credit Union Act 1997 (15/1997)

Central Bank Act 1997 (8/1997)

All Acts up to and including Merchant Shipping (Investigation of Marine Casualties) (Amendment) Act 2022 (8/2022), enacted 16 May 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (Section 2) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 325 of 2016)

European Union (Consumer Mortgage Credit Agreements) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 142 of 2016)

Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 (Section 11) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 527 of 2015)

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (Section 2) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 352 of 2015)

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (Section 2) (No. 1) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 355 of 2014)

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (Section 2) (No. 1) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 322 of 2012)

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (Section 2) (No. 1) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 551 of 2010)

European Communities (Consumer Credit Agreements) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 281 of 2010)

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (Section 2) (No. 1) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 125 of 2008)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 2) (No. 4) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 751 of 2007)

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (Section 2) (No. 4) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 690 of 2007)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 2) (No. 3) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 139 of 2007)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 2) (No. 2) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 138 of 2007)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 2) (No. 1) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 100 of 2007)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 2) (No. 1) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 687 of 2006)

European Communities (Cooperation between National Authorities Responsible for the Enforcement of Consumer Protection Laws) Regulations 2006 (S.I. No. 290 of 2006)

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (Section 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 372 of 2005)

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (Section 2) (No. 1) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 371 of 2005)

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (Section 2) (No. 3) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 715 of 2004)

Central Bank Act 1942 (Sections 33J and 33K) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 447 of 2004)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 2) (No. 2) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 414 of 2004)

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (Section 2) (No. 1) Regulations 2004 (S.I. 93 of 2004)

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (Section 2) (No. 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 339 of 2002)

European Communities (Cross Border Payments in Euro) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 335 of 2002)

Consumer Credit Act 1995 (Section 2) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 142 of 2002)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 2) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 432 of 2001)

European Communities (Consumer Credit) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 294 of 2000)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 2) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 113 of 2000)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 2) (No. 2) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 392 of 1999)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 2) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 15 of 1999)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 3) Regulations 1997 (S.I. No. 186 of 1997)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 2) (No. 2) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 369 fo 1996)

European Communities (Consumer Credit Act, 1995) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 277 of 1996)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 120) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 247 of 1996)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 60) (No. 2) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 246 of 1996)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 28) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 245 of 1996)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 129) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 132 of 1996)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 86) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 131 of 1996)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 60) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 130 of 1996)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 37) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 129 of 1996)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 36) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 128 of 1996)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Section 2) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 127 of 1996)

Consumer Credit Act, 1995 (Commencement) Order 1996 (S.I. No. 121 of 1996)

All statutory instruments up to and including Consumer Protection (Regulation of Retail Credit and Credit Servicing Firms) Act 2022 (Commencement) Order 2022 (S.I. No. 229 of 2022), made 10 May 2022, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 24 of 1995


CONSUMER CREDIT ACT 1995

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2022


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Number 24 of 1995


CONSUMER CREDIT ACT 1995

REVISED

Updated to 16 May 2022


AN ACT TO REVISE AND EXTEND THE LAW RELATING TO CONSUMER CREDIT, HIRE-PURCHASE, HIRING AND MONEYLENDING AND TO ENABLE EFFECT TO BE GIVEN TO COUNCIL DIRECTIVE NO. 87/102/EEC OF 22 DECEMBER, 1986, AS AMENDED BY COUNCIL DIRECTIVE NO. 90/88/EEC OF 22 FEBRUARY, 1990, AND FOR THOSE PURPOSES TO REPEAL THE HIRE-PURCHASE ACTS, 1946 TO 1980, AND THE MONEYLENDERS ACTS, 1900 TO 1989, AND TO REPEAL AND AMEND CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE SALE OF GOODS AND SUPPLY OF SERVICES ACT, 1980, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DIRECTOR OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS SHALL MONITOR ALL CUSTOMER CHARGES BY CREDIT INSTITUTIONS AND FOR THAT PURPOSE TO REPEAL SECTION 28 OF THE CENTRAL BANK ACT, 1989, TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMENDMENT AND EXTENSION OF THE PAWNBROKERS ACT, 1964, TO PROVIDE FOR THE AMENDMENT OF SECTION 9 OF THE CONSUMER INFORMATION ACT, 1978, AND TO PROVIDE FOR CONNECTED MATTERS. [31st July, 1995]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS:

Annotations

Modifications (not altering text):

C1

Functions of National Consumer Agency re-transferred and references construed (31.10.2014) by Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014 (29/2014), s. 39, S.I. No. 366 of 2014. Functions were previously transferred from Director of Consumer Affairs to National Consumer Agency, see E-note below.

Transfer of functions to Commission

39. (1) All functions that, immediately before the establishment day, were...

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