CP15/33: Response form

We are asking for comments on this Consultation Paper by 28 January 2016.

Please use the form below or alternatively, please send comments in writing to:

Anna Solar-Bassett
Consumer Credit Policy Team
Strategy & Competition Division
Financial Conduct Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HS

Email: [email protected]

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Submission Details

as an individual
as a representative of an authorised firm
as a representative of a professional firm
other (please specify):

Do you have any comments on on the proposed application of our rules for price comparison websites (PCWs) comparing high-cost short-term credit (HCSTC) products?



Do you agree with our proposal to prevent PCWs from displaying information about HCSTC products or including search results on the basis of commercial relationships?



Do you have any comments on our proposed rule that a PCW for HCSTC should enable customers to search for a specified loan amount and duration?



Do you agree with our proposal to require HCSTC PCWs to rank the results of a consumer’s search in ascending order of price according to the total amount payable?



Do you agree with our proposals on additional advertising on a PCW that compares HCSTC?



Do you agree with our proposed approach to clarify that PCWs must ensure that information concerning HCSTC products complies with the requirement to state prominently that they are a broker and not a lender?



Do you agree with our proposed approach to require PCWs to disclose the names of lenders they have on their website?



Do you have any comments on the proposed start date?



Do you have any comments on our proposed approach to lead generators?



In light of our findings, do you have any views on the effectiveness of disclosure about credit checks?



Do you wish to comment on the value of quotation searches in addressing the issues raised by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)? Are there specific issues or risks with the use of quotation searches across consumer credit markets?



Do you have any comments on our approach to real-time data sharing?



Do you have any comments on our proposed approach to disclosure of the cost of borrowing?



Do you have any comments on our cost benefit analysis?



Do you agree with our assessment of the impacts of our proposals on the protected groups? Are there any other groups we should consider?