In the news: Stop Loan Sharks message on ITV

The England Illegal Money Lending Team was featured on ITV regional news programmes across England this week.

The coverage explored how young people can be vulnerable to loan sharks and looked at how credit unions can offer a safe way of lending and borrowing for those who may struggle to access credit elsewhere.

It featured the grime music video produced in partnership with Nourish Social and the Association of British Credit Unions Limited (ABCUL), which uses a track by artist Vader and producers Nothing But Beats. The video tells the story of Amy, who falls into debt after a relationship breakdown, but finds a way out with the help of a credit union. It can be viewed here.

The coverage also featured a snippet from an earlier video called Shark which was produced by Perception Theatre.

That full video can be viewed here.

Here is the clip of us on the news: