loan shark


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Synonyms for loan shark

someone who lends money at excessive rates of interest

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Secondary school pupils are looking at real life case studies of loan shark victims and being taught about credit.
The 50-year-old tailor, from Thrissur, in Kerala, says he has an outstanding debt of BD500 to the loan shark.
Later this week I will take part in an outreach event with Loan Smart, a new charity that is trying to advise people about the many perils of falling into the less-thantender hands of illegal loan sharks. The scale of this practice often goes under the radar but is estimated to affect 310,000 people nationwide.
AT least three loan sharks are believed to be operating in Stockton.
Wong Chiew Kwai, who is from Bandar Lahat Baru here, said that the loan shark by the name Desmond has been disturbing and threatening him for two years.
Lacson of the Manila Teachers, who revealed that loan sharks operating in casinos charge 2 percent a day in interest to borrowers.
DESPERATE money borrowers are being urged to 'bite back' against loan sharks.
We would urge anyone with information about loan sharking or victims of loan sharks to contact the team." Coun John Harrison, cabinet member responsible for housing and transport, at North Tyneside Council said: "Loan sharks can prey on some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
A BLITZ on illegal loan sharks is under threat due to more Tory spending cuts.
A PROJECT has been launched to stop cashstrapped Birmingham families from falling foul of loan sharks.
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.
"The UAE loan shark community has a macabre nickname: the blade mafia.
"Remember, loan shark debts are not enforceable and by taking action against loan sharks we can, in the long term, reduce rent arrears, evictions and homelessness."
WIMLU's investigations manager said: "Our message is do not go to a loan shark. You may feel that this person is your friend, or the easiest solution to funding your gifts and Christmas, but in the long run, it turns out to be the worst thing you could do.