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Morses Club PLC
07 January 2021
 

 7 January 2021

Morses Club PLC

Result of General Meeting

Morses Club PLC, an established provider of non-standard financial services, is pleased to announce that all resolutions proposed at its General Meeting, held at 9.30 am today, were duly approved by shareholders. The resolutions and voting outcomes are set out below:

 

 

IN FAVOUR

AGAINST

VOTES WITHHELD

Number of

Shares

% Voting Shares

Number of

Shares

% Voting Shares

Number of Shares

RESOLUTION

 

 

 

 

 

1.

Report and Accounts

67,784,666

100.00

0

0.00

500

2.

Remuneration Report

66,123,688

97.56

1,651,478

2.44

10,000

3.

Final Dividend

67,784,563

99.99

603

0.01

0

4.

Re-appoint Auditor

62,844,828

92.71

4,939,838

7.29

500

5.

Remuneration of Auditor

65,257,066

96.27

2,528,100

3.73

0

 

Notes:

1. Percentage of voting shares is the percentage of shares voted and excludes shares on which votes were withheld

2. Total number of shares voted = 67,785,166 (51.6%)

3. Total number of shares in issue = 131,244,444

Ends

 

For further information please contact:

 

Morses Club PLC                                             
Paul Smith, Chief Executive Officer
Graeme Campbell, Chief Financial Officer

 

Tel: +44 (0) 330 045 0719

Peel Hunt (Nomad)
Andrew Buchanan / James Britton / Rishi Shah / Duncan Littlejohns (Investment Banking Division)

 

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7418 8900

Camarco
Jennifer Renwick / Oliver Head / Jake Thomas

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3757 4994

 



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 170,000 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 124,000 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 c. 20,000 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. 15,000 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 £225 billion in February 2020. It has since contracted to £206 billion in October 20205.

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 October 2020

Review ANNEX 1 - July 2017

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