Loan sharks are illegal moneylenders who often charge very high interest rates - check if a company is licensed and how to report one that isn't.
If you spot a loan shark, or have borrowed money from one, you can report them anonymously.
Report a loan shark
You can report a loan shark to Trading Standards Scotland.
Trading Standards Scotland
Website: Trading Standards Scotland Telephone: 0800 074 0878
Check to see if a lender is licensed
You can check to see what companies have a licence.
Consumer Credit Register
Website: Consumer Credit Register
Telephone: 020 7211 8608
Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4pm