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Entity that is not authorised to grant credit: 'Serviço Rápido'

  1. Banco de Portugal warns that the above entity operating under the name ‘Serviço Rápido’, advertising its services on the internet at, is not authorised to grant credit nor to carry out any other financial activity in Portugal that is only authorised to the institutions subject to supervision of Banco de Portugal.
  2. Lending, as envisaged in Article 4 (1) (b) of the Legal Framework of Credit Institutions and Financial Companies (approved by Decree-Law No 298/92 of 31 December 1992) may only be performed by authorised undertakings, as laid down in Article 10 of the same Legal Framework, whose list is available for consultation on Banco de Portugal’s website.