Cwmbran Loan Shark Horace Taylor

Cwmbran loan shark Horace Taylor, aged 73, was sentenced to 3 months in prison, suspended for two years, after pleading guilty to illegal money lending.

Tabitha Richardson 83-Year-Old Newport Loan shark

An 83-year-old loan shark “preyed on vulnerable people” and would threaten them if they missed repayments.

Talk Learn Do

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.


Something that may often get overlooked is the financial toll that comes along with addiction.

Want to hear more about Stop Loan Sharks? Why not listen to our appearance on the “Ask The Regulator” Podcast.

Want to hear more about Stop Loan Sharks? Why not listen to our appearance on the “Ask The Regulator” Podcast.

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

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.

Ara Gambling Service

Worried about your gambling or that of someone else?

Money & Pensions Service – Talk Money Week 7 – 11 Nov

Lee Phillips, Wales Manager for the Money and Pensions Service shines a light on how to be in control when you borrow money, options to consider before using credit or taking out a bank loan, and where to find help and guidance, no matter your situation.

26.10.22 – Llanelli Loan Shark Sentenced To 10 Months

Today, a man from Llanelli was sentenced to 10 months in prison suspended for one year. On the 26th of August 2022, Clayton Liston Rumbelow (49) of Llwynhendy, Llanelli pleaded guilty to illegal money lending up to the value of £100,000, relating to evidence discovered during the execution of a warrant at the defendant’s home address.

Money & Pensions Service – Helping Those Who Use Credit To Make Ends Meet (July 2022)

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) commissioned a report to review the latest evidence on the financially vulnerable, with a specific focus on those using credit to make ends meet.