Wales Illegal Money Lending Unit
An unprecedented number of people have suddenly become financially vulnerable, either through losing their jobs or having cash flow problems. This leads to worry and concerns regarding the payment of the most important bills like rent, utilities and basic necessities.
If you find yourself in this position, it may seem tempting to borrow money from an unlicensed lender as a quick fix.
Unlicensed lenders (loan sharks) may look to take advantage of those who are most vulnerable at this time and who feel that they have nowhere else to turn for help. They are often based in the local community and, if you are in a financial crisis, they may seem friendly at the beginning. However, they can cause people immense misery in the long term.
If you, or anyone you know has borrowed from a loan shark, call us for advice and support on 0300 123 33 11. This hotline is available 24 hours a day.
If you are having financial troubles, the worst thing you can do is borrow from a loan shark.
These are far safer options. No matter how bad your situation seems, help is out there