Feeds

Manchester PC dealer refused credit licence

'Unfit trader'

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has refused to issue a consumer credit licence to Michael Oldham, a Manchester computer dealer who trades as Gladeside Computer Services, PC Service Centre and PC Posta Part.

An OFT adjudicator ruled that Oldham had failed to declare a string of convictions "including numerous counts of burglary, robbery, theft of vehicles and drugs offences".

By supplying false information to the OFT when applying for a consumer credit licence, Oldham had contravened the Consumer Credit Act of 1974.

Christine Wade, OFT Director of Consumer Regulation Enforcement, said: "This action protects Manchester consumers from an unfit trader. It is a serious offence to give false or misleading information on an application for a consumer credit licence, and a trader with a string of convictions of this nature is not considered fit to offer credit to consumers." ®

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.