This taken from an article in Money Week magazine:
:dazed:In the wake of the credit crunch it can be hard for people to get a loan. But don't worry, if you live in Latvia you can get your hands on cash relatively simply. You just have to sign away your soul. The Kontora loan company lends anything up to 250 lats (£300) to people who are prepared to sign a contract that lists under collatoral "My immortal soul". The money is lent for between one and 90 days at a hefty rate of interest. Around 200 people have already taken out the loans. "If they don't give it back, what can you do? They won't have a soul, that's all," says the firm's owner, Vikto Mirosiichenko.