Consumer Protection BC has issued a compliance order and an administrative monetary penalty against Springhill Enterprises Ltd. (carrying on business as Check Station), a licensed payday lender based in New Westminster BC, for:
- Making deceptive or misleading representations to the effect that non-payday loan agreements were payday loans, contrary to section 5(1) of the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act (BPCPA)
- Failing to disclose in its payday loan agreements the annual percentage rate of interest (“APR”) calculated in accordance with the regulations, contrary to section 112.06 (2)(k) of the Act, an administrative penalty of $3,000
The business has also been ordered to comply with the requirements of the BPCPA, and to reimburse Consumer Protection BC partial costs for the inspection in the amount of $750 within 30 days.
By law, the business has 30 days to request a reconsideration of the decision.
All money received from administrative penalties is deposited into the Consumer Advancement Fund (as required by section 169 of the BPCPA).
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