Central Bank of Ireland Issues Warning on Unauthorised Firm – Bridget Finance Group

15 February 2024 Warning Notice


Warning: Unauthorised Retail Credit Firm
Unauthorised Firm Name Bridget Finance Group
Website www.bridgetfinance.com
Email address(es) used [email protected]
Note: The firm also operates via Telegram under the username loanteam1
Phone number(s) used ·         Website contact number: 083 416 3300
·         WhatsApp: 086 800 6174
Authorisation in Ireland This firm is not authorised to provide retail credit services or any other financial services in Ireland.
Additional information This scam is an example of an ‘advanced fee fraud’, where a payment is sought upfront prior to providing a loan. The loans are never provided.
The firm cloned the details of a Central Bank authorised firm and has been seeking to pass itself off as E&L Credit Limited in order to deceive consumers. It should be noted there is no connection whatsoever between the Central Bank authorised firm and the fraudulent entity.



  1. Any person wishing to contact the Central Bank with information regarding such firms / persons may telephone (01) 224 5800.
  2. For more information on how to protect yourself from financial scams, please visit www.centralbank.ie/financialscams
  3. The name of the above firm is published under section 53 of the Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013