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Let’s Talk Loan Sharks

To the right of the image a cartoon person with a megaphone looks to be making an announcement, the top left of the image has a speech bubble with the text:Ask the questions #letstalkloansharks. Underneath the speech bubble is the text #letstalkloansharks

With the rise in money scams the King’s Student Money Mentors will be running a weeklong campaign from Monday 5 December – Friday 9 December providing students information on identifying loan sharks, how they affect students, where to get support, and the Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT).

Visit our stalls where the Money Mentors and the Specialist Money & Housing Advisers will be there to answer your questions and have crucial conversations. While you’re there, why not play our games, grab free goodies, and win some amazing prizes! You can also enter our prize draw for a chance to win £50 and more!

Stop Loan Sharks Talks

Want to learn more and get more support? Come hear from an expert from the Illegal Money Lending Team at one of the talks they are running during the week, where they will be discussing the themes of the week more in-depth! Use this opportunity to ask questions and speak to an expert to learn how to protect your money!

Monday 5 December, 12.00-13.00 (In-person on the Strand campus)
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Thursday 8th December, 12:00-13:00, (Online via Microsoft Teams)
Register now on Eventbrite

How can I visit the stall?

Feeling the campaign vibe? Want to get involved; play our games, grab some freebies, enter the prize draw? Or maybe you just want to talk to us? Whatever it is, you can find our stall between 11.00 – 15.00 at the following locations:

Monday 5 December
Bush House Courtyard, Strand

Theme of the day – ‘Identifying loan sharks’, find out about illegal lending, who is a loan sharks, and the criminal penalties of loan sharks.

Tuesday 6th December
New Hunt’s House, Guy’s

Theme of the day - ‘Young People’, find out how students can prepare and manage their personal finances to be better protected.

Wednesday 7 December
FWB Library, Waterloo

Theme of the day – ‘Tackling loan sharks’, find out about the common misconceptions of loan sharking and impact loan sharks have on their victims.

Thursday 8 December
Strand Building, Strand

Theme of the day - ‘Finding a way out’, find out how to escape the grip of loan sharks, how victims can reclaim their lives, and the legal implications of loan sharking.

Friday 9 December
@kingsmoneymentors, Instagram

Theme of the day - ‘Illegal Money Lending Team’, find out about the Illegal Money Lending Team, how to reach them, and the special cases they deal with.

Prize Draw

Enter our prize draw, which will open on Monday 5 December and close on Friday 16 December.


  • 1st prize - £50 Amazon voucher
  • 2nd prize - Extra-large plush shark pillow
  • 3rd prizes – 3 x £25 Amazon voucher
  • Runner-up prizes – 4 plush sharks of varying sizes

How to enter

To enter you MUST fill out this MS form (the form will be open from Monday 5 December to Friday 16 December).

Winners will be contacted via their King's email addresses in January.

If you wish to opt-out at any time, please email to let us know.

Ways to enter

Number of entries

Attend one of our Stop Loan Sharks talks and complete our feedback form – please register your name at the event

1 entry

Share to your Instagram story our Theme of the Day post with the #FollowTheShark with at least one sentence stating what you learnt from our campaign AND tag us @kingsmoneymentors on Instagram

1 entry per day

Come to any of our stalls, take a picture of our Let’s Combat Loan Sharks banner, share to your Instagram Story with at least one sentence stating what you learnt from our stall AND tag us @kingsmoneymentors on Instagram

1 entry per day

Follow us on Instagram @kingsmoneymentors

1 entry

Like our Theme of the Day post on Instagram on the day it's posted

1 entry per day

Like our Theme of the Day reel on Instagram on the day it's posted

1 entry per day

Complete a 2-minute evaluation form about our campaign that we will email you in one month’s time

10 entries

Join our mailing list to receive a fact sheet on Loan Sharks

1 entry


Keep an eye on our website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Blog for further information


Hungry for more information about student money? Register with Blackbullion and complete the Debt Pathway for a chance to win £50 in cash which you can use to fill your fridge.

Coming up in 2023...

National Student Money Week - Since we love to increase your financial knowledge and give away freebies and prizes, we’ll be running another campaign in February 2023!