Illegal Money Lending

NASMA are working with the Illegal Money Lending Team to conduct some research looking at the effect of illegal money lending on students.

At present there is no data related to this subject. We have conducted a survey to get a baseline to work from and we are now planning for how we will develop resources for students and advisers based on the findings from the survey.

If you are concerned about illegal money lending practices in your area, or have been affected by a loan shark, the following contact details may be of use:

If you live in England

If you live in Wales

  • call 0300 123 3311
  • text LOAN SHARK and the details you want to pass on to 60003
  • send an email to

If you live in Scotland

If you live in Northern Ireland


Last Updated: 18 February 2013