Moneylenders Act, 1933


1.—In this Act—

the word “moneylender” has the meaning assigned to it by the Moneylenders Act, 1900, as amended by this Act;

the expressions “authorised name” and “authorised address” mean respectively the name under which and the address at which a moneylender is authorised by a certificate granted under this Act to carry on business as a moneylender;

the expression “business name” means the name or style under which any business is carried on, whether in partnership or otherwise;

the word “company” means any body corporate being a moneylender;

the word “firm” means an unincorporate body of two or more individuals, or one or more individuals and one or more corporations, or two or more corporations, who have entered into partnership with one another with a view to carrying on business for profit;

the word “interest” does not include any sum lawfully charged in accordance with the provisions of this Act by a moneylender for or on account of expenses, but save as aforesaid, includes any amount, by whatsoever name called, in excess of principal, paid or payable to a moneylender in consideration of or otherwise in respect of a loan;

the word “principal” means in relation to a loan the amount actually lent to the borrower;

the expression “the Bankruptcy Acts” means the Irish Bankrupt and Insolvent Act, 1857, and the Bankruptcy (Ireland) Amendment Act, 1872.