Title: Consumer access to credit: the case of the UK

Authors: M.C. Handrinos, K. Nikolopoulos, Binshan Lin

Addresses: Department of Applied Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YD, UK. ' Lancaster Centre for Forecasting, Department of Management Science, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster LA1 4YX, UK. ' Department of Management and Marketing, College of Business Administration, Louisiana State University in Shreveport, LA 71115, USA

Abstract: Consumer access to credit plays an important role in the creation of a healthy environment for enterprise development. Access to credit gives more buying power to consumers and therefore drives demand in the economy. The present study examines the consumer access to credit for the last three decades of the 20th century in the UK.

Keywords: credit; consumer behaviour; debt; management; enterprise development; UK; United Kingdom; consumer access.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2007.011453

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2007 Vol.4 No.1, pp.18 - 29

Published online: 30 Nov 2006 *

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