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Morses Club PLC
29 July 2020

 29 July 2020

Morses Club

AIM Rule 17 notification

Morses Club PLC ("the Company" or "the Group"), an established provider of non-standard financial services, announces the following additional director disclosures provided pursuant to AIM Rule 17 and Schedule 2(g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

In addition to the disclosures made in the Admission Document of the Company (dated 29 April 2016) the following directorships should have been disclosed:





Paul Mark Smith

Shopacheck Financial Services Limited

20 January 2015


Stephen Ashley Karle

Shopacheck Financial Services Limited

20 January 2015

13 April 2016

Peter Martin Ward

Shopacheck Financial Services Limited

1 March 2015

13 April 2016

Additionally although Peter Martin Ward's past directorship of Touch Europe Limited (appointed: 7 September 2012, resigned: 3 June 2013) was disclosed in the Admission Document, it should also have been disclosed that an administrator was appointed on 12 March 2014, and was dissolved on 10 May 2015. Similarly, although Peter's directorship of Riverside Restaurants Limited (appointed: 1 January 2009) was disclosed in the Admission Document, it should also have been disclosed that it entered into a Creditors Voluntary Liquidation on 24 January 2014.

On the appointment of Baroness Simone Jari Finn as a director of the Company (announced 1 May 2019) her directorship of Demos (appointed: 5 February 2019) should have been disclosed.

For further information please contact:

Morses Club PLC                                             
Paul Smith, Chief Executive Officer
Andy Thomson, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Tel: +44 (0) 330 045 0719

finnCap Ltd (Nomad and Joint Broker)
Jonny Franklin-Adams / Giles Rolls (Corporate Finance)
Alistair Hay / Graham Cooke / Krishan Raval (Debt Advisory)                          Tim Redfern / Richard Chambers (ECM)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7220 0500

Peel Hunt (Joint Broker)
Andrew Buchanan / Rishi Shah / Duncan Littlejohns (Corporate)

Jock Maxwell Macdonald (ECM)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7418 8900

Jennifer Renwick / Oliver Head / Jake Thomas

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3781 8332


Notes to Editors

About Morses Club

Morses Club is an established provider of non-standard financial services in the UK. The Group consists of Morses Club, the UK's second largest home collected credit ("HCC") provider, and Shelby Finance Limited, Morses Club's digital division, which operates under two online brands, Dot Dot Loans, an online lending provider, and U Account, which offers online e-money current accounts. The Group's growing digital capabilities and scalable, highly invested IT platform has enabled Morses Club to deliver an increasingly broad range of financial products and services to the non-standard credit market.

UK HCC is considered to be a specialised segment of the broader UK non-standard credit market. UK HCC loans are typically small, unsecured cash loans delivered directly to customers' homes. Repayments are collected in person during weekly follow-up visits to customers' homes. UK HCC is considered to be stable and well-established, with approximately 1.6 million1 people using the services of UK HCC lenders.

Morses Club's HCC division is the second largest UK Home Collected Credit (HCC) lender with 184,000 customers throughout the UK. The majority of the Company's customers are repeat borrowers and the HCC division enjoys consistently high customer satisfaction scores of 97%2. In 2016, the Morses Club Card, a cashless lending product, was introduced and in 2019 the Company introduced an online customer portal for its HCC customers, which now has over 109,000 registered customers.

The Group's growing digital division, Shelby Finance, operates under two online brands. Dot Dot Loans provides online instalment loans of up to 48 months to 37,000 active customers. U Account is a leading digital current account provider offering an alternative to traditional banking by providing a fully functional agency banking service. U Account currently has c. 18,000 customers.

Morses Club listed on AIM in May 2016.


About the UK non-standard credit market

The UK non-standard credit market, of which UK HCC is a subset, consists of both secured and unsecured lending and is estimated to comprise around 10 million consumers3 and total loan receivables of £10.7bn4.

Non-standard credit is the provision of secured and unsecured credit to consumers other than through mainstream lenders. Lenders providing non-standard credit principally lend on an unsecured basis and the market is characterised by high frequency borrowing. Approximately 2 million people move annually between standard and non-standard markets4.

Since February 2014, unsecured personal lending has grown from £161 billion to £216 billion in February 20195.


1 High Cost Credit Review ANNEX 1 - July 2017
2 Independent Customer Satisfaction Survey conducted by Mustard
3 FCA High Cost Credit Review Technical Annex 1: CRA data analysis of UK personal debt - July 2017
4 Apex Insight - Non-Prime Consumer Credit: UK Market Insight Report - September 2019
5 Table A5.2, Bank of England Money and Credit Bank stats February 2019

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