Edwardian Wonga – the loan sharks of 100 years ago…

Posted on December 20th, 2012 by The British Newspaper Archive

We’ve been working with some modern newspapers on a story about the loan sharks who, 100 years ago, offered massive cash loans to the poor.

The ‘Mail Online’ has published our story, and we thought visitors to the BNA blog might be interested in reading this ‘plus ca change’ story and viewing the gallery of loan shark adverts from 1912.

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