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Colour Car Sales Ltd (CCSL) of Stoke-on-Trent, is a credit intermediary for used car finance. They have been fined £170,000 for sending spam text messages directing people to a number of car finance websites.

The company was also issued with an enforcement notice ordering it to stop marketing until consent had been obtained.