Call to get tough on pay day loan firms

Midlothian Council is urging Westminster politicians to crack down on pay day loan companies.

Councillors have supported an SNP motion deploring the “obscene” rates of interest charged, describing the practice as “an affront to human decency.”

In January, the council agreed to block access to pay day loan websites from its computers.

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