Halton Borough Council is supporting an anti-loan shark campaign, after research shows half of loan shark victims are parents.

A new video shows the distressing impact of illegal money lending on parents and children. It was released to coincide with #mymoneyweek.

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) released an impactful new video, which aims to bring awareness to the issue of how parents are affected by loan sharks.

The short dramatic video, produced by Birmingham-based Voiceboxx shows the devastating effect of illegal money lending, and is part of a larger campaign to raise awareness of the rights of victims, and the help available to them.

The video is now available to view HERE

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Trading Stadards, Cllr Dave Cargill. said: “Loan sharks are a scourge on our communities and cause great harm with their illegal activities, more so because they tell their victims that they are helping them when actually, they are exploiting them financially.

“Money confiscated from illegal money lenders has helped fund this project which aims to really hit home the dangers of borrowing from loan sharks. We hope this campaign helps anyone affected by illegal money lending to come forward and report.”