Biting Back Against the Sharks

Posted 31.10.2019

Stakeholder Managers work alongside financial inclusion delivery partners in D2N2 to raise awareness of illegal loan sharks operating in our area and encourage links with ethical alternatives e.g. Credit Unions.

Money worries top the list of causes for stress and anxiety for people.  There is one type of money worry that is worse than any other.  An estimated 310,000 households across the country are in debt to a loan shark.

Find out more about loan sharks, one man’s 20 year spiral of debt, the role of the Illegal Money Lending Team and Credit Unions, and how Money Sorted in D2N2 can help unemployed or economically inactive people who are experiencing financial difficulties and worries.


BBO is having a significant impact on individual lives, supporting people to increase their confidence, independence and achieve their employment aspirations.

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