U.K. FCA Illegal Lending

On November 29, FCA issued report on illegal customer money lending.

  • Covers lending to people without regard to rules and requirements of regulation.
  • It can take different forms and affect a range of different consumer groups in UK.
  • FCA found unauthorized lending had existed in UK communities for generations.
  • Happens across the UK and is mostly found in areas of high economic deprivation.
  • But did find examples across groups and consumer types, including those in work.
  • One Money Advice Trust adviser found evidence of lenders targeting food banks.
  • Found many cases where people had mental or physical disabilities in statistics.