20/12/2013 - Permalink

Motor dealer has consumer credit licence suspended

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News from our partners Office of Fair Trading

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has suspended the consumer credit licence of Jonathan Edward Rochford, a Shropshire-based motor dealer trading as Phoenix Car Centre.

The OFT took this step after concluding that suspending the licence is urgently necessary to protect consumers.  The suspension means it is now a criminal offence for Jonathan Edward Rochford, or any other person, for example an employee, agent or company of his, to engage in any consumer credit, consumer hire or credit broking activity using his licence.  Consumers, and other consumer credit businesses, are asked to note this.

The principal place of business for Phoenix Car Centre is 9 Lake End Drive, Telford, Shropshire TF3 1NU.

Jonathan Edward Rochford has been invited to make representations to the OFT by Friday 10 January 2014.  If representations are made, the OFT’s Adjudicator will take into account the representations and decide whether to confirm the suspension (with or without variation) or withdraw it.