The increasing number of people who have no bank account or credit, and can’t borrow money in the way most of us can. The series joins the team at Community First Credit Union who offer affordable loans to some of the poorest people in society. We meet the staff who must make difficult decisions as to whether or not people can be given loans they often desperately need. Often the Loan Shop is the only thing coming between them and the loan shark door-step lenders. So what do people want to borrow the cash for? With full access to the private discussions as the loan shop staff dissect their personal finances, the series follows successful and unsuccessful applications for funds for events such as a dream wedding day or cash to stop an eviction in its tracks, or even help to buy a new TV. This heart-warming series is an intimate and timely look at Britain in debt and financial struggle, with only one place to turn to get many people through the next few days and weeks.
A Century Films Production for Channel 5
2 x 60 minutesNarration Thomas CraigComposerAndy C TaylorAssistant ProducerLindsey HammondShooting PDSteve GolleyEdit ProducerShelby TaylorEditorsDermot O BrienJan CoombsExecutive ProducerKatie BailiffSeries Producer & DirectorJosh Good