The loan sharks on Britain's estates

Help

As credit becomes harder than ever to get for those on a low income, more and more people in Britain are turning to loan sharks.

In fact the number has more than doubled in the past five years. Often, that's when their problems get worse - facing crippling interest rates from these illegal money lenders.

Anna Adams has this special report.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.