Consumer Law - your legal rights as a consumer

Know your consumer rights by using CompactLaw. We provide a range of free legal information on consumer law, including consumer credit and credit agreements (includes hire purchase), both major sources of consumer law problems.
Find out your rights as a consumer under the Consumer Credit Act and the Consumer Credit Regulations when you take out a loan or other form of credit.
We also have information on debts and what to do about them. Also what to do if you plan to lend money to relative or friend and need a written loan agreement to cover you.
Our consumer law faqs cover the most popular consumer questions, particularly what do do when you buy goods and want to return them for a refund or to get an exchange. Also how to cancel orders and guarantees & warranties for goods and services bought by you.

APR - Annual Percentage Rate

When you can sue

How to sue


Credit Agreements

Consumer Credit Act 1974

Credit Cards & Store Cards

Consolidation Loans

Debt Relief Orders (DROs)

Unfair Contracts

Credit Checks

Credit Rating

Credit Brokers

Credit Unions

Pawn Brokers


Guarantors of Loans

Assignment of Debts

Written Agreements

Links & Addresses

Consumer Law - FAQs

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