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The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) is a national team that investigates and prosecutes loan sharks. A loan shark is someone who lends money without the correct authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The IMLT provides emotional and practical support to victims and survivors of illegal money lending. The Team recently held a national short story competition to raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks. The winning entries have been turned into audio short stories and you can read all about them at www.stoploansharks.co.uk.

7 Days Of Sharks Stop Loan Sharks

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The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) is a national team that investigates and prosecutes loan sharks. A loan shark is someone who lends money without the correct authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The IMLT provides emotional and practical support to victims and survivors of illegal money lending. The Team recently held a national short story competition to raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks. The winning entries have been turned into audio short stories and you can read all about them at www.stoploansharks.co.uk.

    Day 7 - The Loan Shark

    Day 7 - The Loan Shark

    WARNING: This poem contains explicit language.This poem “The Loan Shark” is by David Graham from Gateshead, a freelance photographer and a lover of the written word who writes both poetry and fiction in his spare time. David’s poem tells of a loan shark...

    • 3 min
    Day 6 - Building a Better Future

    Day 6 - Building a Better Future

    This story is by Jan Clampett from Romford, who drew on her experience of running a weekly English class for parents at a local school and meeting a wide range of people as a volunteer for Citizens Advice. Jan’s story “Building a Better Future” is about...

    • 12 min
    Day 5 - A Misunderstanding?

    Day 5 - A Misunderstanding?

    This story is by Ruth Taylor, a volunteer for Hampshire Search and Rescue. Ruth’s story “A Misunderstanding?” is about a pensioner who has fallen victim to a loan shark in her community. It is easy to fall into the grip of a loan shark as they are often...

    • 7 min
    Day 4 - The Loan Ranger

    Day 4 - The Loan Ranger

    This tale is by Mark Cowan from Stockton, who used his experience as a teacher to create the story “The Loan Ranger” about a parent struggling to buy a birthday present for his son while on a tight budget. He discusses his money worries with a man in...

    • 10 min
    Day 3 - If Only.........

    Day 3 - If Only.........

    WARNING: This story contains explicit language.This story is by Ruth Taylor, a volunteer for Hampshire Search and Rescue. Ruth’s story “If Only” tells of how the borrower met the loan shark at work. Loan sharks have been known to operate in the...

    • 4 min
    Day 2 - Uncle

    Day 2 - Uncle

    This story “Uncle” is by Tricia Waller who lives in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire and works with vulnerable students. Tricia’s inspiration was partly taken from a news story about deprived families being rehoused to a new area and wondering about the twist...

    • 8 min

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