Moneylenders Act, 1933

Names to be stated on documents issued by moneylenders.

9.—(1) Sub-section (2) of section 2 of the Companies (Particulars as to Directors) Act, 1917 (which requires certain particulars to be published in trade catalogues, trade circulars, show cards and business letters) shall apply with the necessary modifications to every company licensed under this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of the last foregoing sub-section and of section 18 of the Registration of Business Names Act, 1916, a moneylender shall not, for the purposes of his business as such, issue or publish, or cause to be issued or published, any advertisement, circular, business letter, or other similar document which does not show—

(a) in such manner as to be not less conspicuous than any other name, the authorised name of the moneylender; and

(b) except in the case of an advertisement published in a newspaper, any name, other than his authorised name, under which the moneylender, and in the case of a firm any partner therein, was before the commencement of this Act registered as a moneylender under the Moneylenders Act, 1900;

and any moneylender who acts in contravention of this sub-section shall be guilty of an offence under this sub-section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to a fine not exceeding twenty pounds.