Stop Loan Sharks campaign

Published on: Monday, 30-November-2015

The council is supporting the ‘Stop Loan Sharks’ campaign this week.

A loan shark is someone who lends money without the correct permission from the Financial Conduct Authority. They use violence and intimidation to ensure they get their money back, charging extortionate rates of interest.

Around 310,000 people use a loan shark each year in the UK.

You can report a loan shark anonymously and in confidence by ringing 0300 555 2222 or emailing

For more information and support follow the hashtag #standuptoloansharks all week on Twitter.