Debt Advice

Debt Advice

If you are having difficulties in dealing with debt problems, you should get specialist advice straightaway. Some useful contacts can be found on this page.

Debt Advice

Organisation Advice and services

GOV.UK : Paying off your debts

 Advice and support on debt.

Citizens Advice Bureau

CAB offer free impartial advice on debt and tax issues.  CAB is now situated in the Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston.

Nottingham Credit Union

 Nottingham Credit Union is a socially responsible, not-profit making provider of financial services, a community savings and loan service which is open to all living or working within Nottingham or the boroughs of Broxtowe, Gedling, and Rushcliffe.

Confidential Protection Project

If you or anyone you know has had or having issues with loan sharks please call 0115 851 0351 or visit the Nottingham Credit Union website.

Step Change

If you're worried about money get expert advice that won't cost you a penny. StepChange Debt Charity can provide budgeting advice, help with CCJs and debt management solutions, like bankruptcy or a DRO, completely free of charge.

The Money Advice Service

Free & impartial money advice, set up by the government. 


Loan Sharks -  Don't let them take a bite out of your life

A loan shark is an unlicensed money lender. They operate illegally and lend money at astronomically high rates of interest to borrowers who are not protected by any form of contract or terms and conditions and this means you may not have to pay back the loan.

If you or your family have been offered a loan without a credit check, you are paying lots of interest on the loan and you are unsure how much you owe or how many more payments you have to make or have been threatened as a result of not making a payment, then you may have been lent money by a loan shark.

The public protection team can offer advice and support and refer you to legitimate credit agencies including credit unions which are funded especially to help people like you. They investigate complaints and prosecute people involved in loan sharking.


Citizens Advice
tel: 0845 404 0506
Customer Services
tel: 0115 917 7777
Mediation Service
tel: 0115 917 3736
Nottinghamshire County Council
tel: 0300 500 8080