The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has given his support to Community Housing Cymru (CHC) and the Wales Illegal Money lending Unit (WIMLU) at a launch event in the National Assembly in Cardiff today.
The two organisations have teamed up for their 'Don't Get Bitten' campaign to combat the problem of illegal moneylenders. The campaign highlights financial predators, lurking in communities throughout Wales, who target the vulnerable.
Mr. Black said: "I was pleased to be able to show my support for the 'Don't Get Bitten' campaign at the National Assembly. It is important that we raise awareness of these financial predators. They prey on the vulnerable leaving them with spiralling debts that are impossible to repay. "
The 'Don't Get Bitten' campaign also provides advice through the 'Your Benefits Are Changing' money advice project. Affordable credit is available through Swansea's LASA (Loans and Savings Abertawe) Credit Union, NPTCU (Neath Port Talbot Credit Union) and Bridgend Lifesavers Credit Union and I would urge people to go there rather than loan sharks and payday loan companies.
"I have added my backing to this campaign to help get the message out there. I want to ensure the people ofSwansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend 'Don't Get Bitten',