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Be Loan Shark Aware

Our Customer Services team have been working towards a partnership with the Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT), undertaking training to recognise Loan Sharks to support customers in identifying and reporting them.

As part of their Stop Loan Sharks Recognition Programme for 2021, training is given to staff so that they are able to respond to suspected and reported illegal money lending by either signposting victims to relevant services or providing direct support.

The programme encompasses Partner and Partner Plus+ awards for organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support for the IMLT to raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks in communities.

You can download the app ‘Stop Loan Sharks’ or head to the Stop Loan Sharks website to confidentially report any concerns, or contact us if you are worried you or someone you know might be the victim of a Loan Shark.