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National Support Services
The England Illegal Money Lending Team (EIMLT) STOP LOAN SHARKS
EIMLT is a national Trading Standards Team with a remit to prosecute loan sharks and to support victims of the crime. The team uses the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to obtain warrants and has the power to enter properties, seize evidence, arrest, charge and prosecute criminals acting as loan sharks. IMLT will investigate and prosecute for all crimes that are linked to illegal money lending and provide full support to victims who at the point of reporting have often reached their crisis point and urgently need the help.
Tel: 0300 555 2222 – 24 hours – report, guidance and support
Live Chat: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday via website -
Free and impartial money advice, set up by government
- Advice and guides to help improve your finances
- Tools and calculators to help keep track and plan ahead
- Support over the phone and online
Tel: 0800 011 3797 Monday to Friday 8am-6pm
Typetalk: 18001 0800 915 4622 Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays, closed
Citizens Advice Service
The Citizens Advice Service can help you to make the right choices, including help to deal with your debt problems, how to avoid losing your home and how to get your finances back into shape. Citizens Advice also offer advice on Benefits and Tax credits as it's important to make sure that you get all the help that you're entitled to
Tel: 03444 111 444 – Monday - Friday: 8am -7pm
National Debtline has helped millions of people with their debts. They'll talk peopl through options and give clear advice on how to take back control.
Tel: 0808 808 4000 – Monday – Friday: 9am – 8pm, Saturday: 09:30 -1pm
Web: https://www.nationaldebtline.org/ web chat via the website
Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 8am to 4pm
PayPlan's supportive, non-judgemental team of advisers help thousands of people beat their debts every year, and treat all of their calls with the strictest confidence.
Tel: 0800 280 2816 - Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 3pm
Debt Advice Foundation is a national debt advice and education charity offering free, confidential support and advice to anyone worried about debt.
Tel: 0800 622 61 51
Credit unions offer an alternative to traditional banks and building societies for saving and borrowing.
They're there to provide a financial community. Credit Unions can help those who can't get access to ordinary bank products; a lifeline in less well-off communities for people grappling with their finances.
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