loan shark

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Synonyms for loan shark

someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest

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From now on nurses will endeavour to find out more of the reasons behind such issues and offer advice and point them in the right direction if loan sharking is detected.
The North East is a hotspot for illegal loan sharking and the team have been highly effective, having identified 1,083 illegal lenders and saved borrowers more than pounds 2m.
Kajiyama, who has been convicted and is now serving time in prison, ran a network of 1,000 loan sharking groups for Goryo-kai.
And she said the DTI was looking at how the Consumer Credit Act could be reformed to tackle loan sharking.
There already are criminal laws against loan sharking, but proving it is the big problem because people are too ashamed or intimidated to go to the police.