SIMLU Christmas Campaign 2020

Scottish Illegal Money Lending Unit stress the dangers of borrowing from loan sharks over Christmas The Scottish Illegal Money Lending Unit (SIMLU) are warning Scots to avoid borrowing from loan sharks this Christmas as they launch their winter campaign. As more...

Illegal Money Lending Crackdown in Aberdeen

Officers from the Scottish Illegal Money Lending Unit, with the assistance of partner agencies, searched the premises of a suspected illegal money lender in Aberdeen on Thursday 5th December. The investigation has primarily centred on the Aberdeen and...

Scotcash: Money MOT Project

In 2018-19, the Scottish Illegal Money Lending Unit awarded a grant of £100,000 to Scotcash to deliver the ‘Money MOT’ programme. Scotcash was established in 2007 to provide affordable loans, help with setting up bank and credit unioin savings accounts and with...

Research: Illegal Money Lending in Scotland

The Scottish Illegal Money Lending Unit, part of Trading Standards Scotland are pleased to announce the publication of the research that was commissioned into illegal money lending in Scotland. This is the first research commissioned by the team and the first Scottish...
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