Financial Services Bill — New Clause 7 — Regulation of Buy-Now-Pay-Later Firms — 13 Jan 2021 at 18:00

The majority of MPs voted against greater regulation of buy-now-pay-later credit services, and other lending services that have non-interest-bearing elements, to protect consumers from unaffordable debt.

MPs were considering the Financial Services Bill.[1][2]

The proposed new clause which was rejected in this vote was titled: Regulation of buy-now-pay-later firms and stated:

  • Within three months of this Act being passed, the Treasury must by statutory regulations make provision for the protection of consumers from unaffordable debt by requiring the FCA to regulate—
  • (a) buy-now-pay-later credit services, and
  • (b) other lending services that have non-interest-bearing elements.

The rejected new clause was accompanied by the following statement from its proposer:

  • This new clause would bring the non-interest-bearing elements of buy-now-pay-later lending and similar services under the regulatory ambit of the FCA.

FCA is a reference to the Financial Conduct Authority.[2]


Debate in Parliament |

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Alliance0 10100.0%
Con352 (+2 tell) 1097.3%
DUP3 1050.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent0 2050.0%
Lab0 196 (+2 tell)099.0%
LDem0 110100.0%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP0 20100.0%
SNP0 470100.0%
Total:355 265097.2%

Rebel Voters - sorted by vote

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Jim ShannonStrangfordDUP (front bench)aye

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