loan shark

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Synonyms for loan shark

someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest

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Inevitably, loan shark victims struggle to keep up with their repayments and the lender's initial friendly manner turns nasty.
A BLITZ on illegal loan sharks is under threat due to more Tory spending cuts.
YOUNGSTERS learned how to take a bite out of loan sharks and other doorstep criminals in the Kirklees community.
Stockton Council, together with a range of community-based organisations, will sign the local Stop Loan Sharks Charter.
A PROJECT has been launched to stop cashstrapped Birmingham families from falling foul of loan sharks.
Lesson plans for five-yearolds including a cartoon about a penguin who borrows from a loan shark to fix a broken fishing rod.
In a separate case, mum Debbie Wilson spoke yesterday about how this kind of ploy left her dreading what would happen to her kids if she did not pay the huge sums demanded by a loan shark.
To report a loan shark, call the 24-hour confidential hotline on 0300 555 2222, text "loan shark" and your message to 60003, email reportaloanshark@stoploansharks.
The number of loan shark victims is growing at an alarming rate -- with tens of millions of dirhams in circulation -- because of a number of reasons," he said.
Cash-strapped residents who have fallen victim to loan sharks in the UAE are being urged to put aside their fear and report their plight to police.
If you have information about a loan shark operating in your community call the Hotline on 0300 123 33 11.
HARD-UP families are at risk of falling prey to loan sharks this Christmas, the Office of Fair Trading has warned.
A SCHEME to help loan shark victims to buy food will be launched today.
Having sold everything he had to pay off a loan shark, he still owed money.
Run by trading standards officials with close links to the police, the unit has arrested 36 loan sharks and has identified around 700 loan shark victims in Wales so far.