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BBC Wales

December 22, 2023 12:50 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

About a quarter of people are planning to borrow money to pay for Christmas this year. Christmas is just around the corner, and whilst there’s a lot to be grateful for, it’s easy to fall into financial stress during the holidays.


December 22, 2023 12:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Stop Loan Sharks Wales recently spoke with Wales Online to raise awareness surrounding the disturbing tactics and exploitation used by unlicensed money lenders in Wales. The article highlights the heartbreaking stories of those trapped in a cycle of debts.

Talk Learn Do

September 29, 2023 9:35 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Teaching your children about money from a young age helps them develop the skills they'll need as adults. We can show you how to talk to 3- to 11-year-olds about money.

Illegal Loan Sharks Cash-In On Cost-Of-Living Pressures

January 18, 2023 8:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

New research*, commissioned by Stop Loan Sharks Wales and The Welsh Government, confirms fears that current financial hardships may drive more people in Wales to borrow from illegal money lenders, more commonly known as loan sharks. 38% say they are more likely to need to borrow money or credit this year to cover everyday costs. 50% of those borrowing needed funds for everyday living expenses; of those, 66% for food and 53% to cover energy bills. 18-34s are most susceptible to targeting by illegal money lenders.