Payday lenders, who give short-term loans at high interest rates, are being discussed by Newcastle Citizens Advice Bureau.
One of the companies, wonga.com, begins its sponsorship of Newcastle United next season.
The company says that the majority of its customers pay the money back on time and don't get into difficulties.
However, the MP Stella Creasy - who has campaigned against these sort of loans - told the meeting she is worried.
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Kerrie Gosney brings you Sunday night's forecast for the Tyne Tees region
The remains of Hurricane Gonzalo will reach the UK on Monday night, bringing a period of strong winds and heavy rain to the UK.
An unsettled week with showers or rain and some very strong winds. There's a Met Office warning for gales as we head into Tuesday