ABTA will demand access to the books of members
suspected of planning to defraud customers as it steps up its fight against
rogue traders.

A change to the association’s articles is being
proposed at this month’s extraordinary general meeting to allow widespread
scrutiny of bank records, offices and computer systems.

ABTA said it needs “far more robust powers” to
investigate and halt a growing number of financial failures caused by
premeditated fraud.

The EGM takes place at Newman Street, London on April
23 at 12.30pm.