Report a Loan Shark

Loan sharks are illegal moneylenders who often charge very high interest rates. You can check if a company is authorised to lend money and report loan sharks anonymously. 

Check if a Lender is Registered 

You can search the Financial Services Register for companies and individuals authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). 


Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm, Saturday, 9am to 1pm 

Reporting a Loan Shark 

If you spot a loan shark or you’ve borrowed money from one you can report them anonymously. 

Illegal Money Lending Team 

Further details on Reporting a Loan Shark can be found on GOV.UK's.