Washington, DC  20549

                             FORM 8-K

                         CURRENT REPORT

             PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                 SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

   Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) July 2, 2002

                     NICHOLAS FINANCIAL, INC.
      (Exact name of registrant as specified in its Charter)

   British Columbia, Canada   333-08407         8736-3354
  (State or Other Jurisdiction of(Commission (I.R.S. Employer
    Incorporation or Organization)File Number)Identification No.)

                2454 McMullen Booth Road, Building C
                     Clearwater, Florida  33759
       (Address of Principal Executive Offices)(Zip Code)

                          (727) 726-0763
       (Registrant's telephone number, Including area code)

                          Not applicable
  (Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed
                       since last report)


Item 5.   Other Events

     On June 28, 2002  Nicholas Financial, Inc. (the "Company")
amended its credit line to extend the maturity date until
November 30, 2004.

     A copy of the Company's press release announcing the
foregoing actions is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on
Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits

        (c)   Exhibits

        Exhibit No.    Description of Document

          99.1         Press release dated July 1, 2002 issued  by
                       the registrant



   Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed  on
its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.

                    NICHOLAS FINANCIAL, INC.

  Date: July 2, 2002            /s/ Peter L. Vosotas
                                Peter L. Vosotas
                                Chairman, President,
                                Chief Executive Officer
                                (Principal Executive Officer)

  Date: July 2, 2002            /s/ Ralph T. Finkenbrink
                                Ralph T. Finkenbrink
                                (Principal Financial Officer
                                 and Accounting Officer)


                         Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.

99.1           Press Release, dated July 1, 2002

                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nicholas Financial, Inc.
Corporate Headquarters            NASDAQ:   NICK
                                  Web site: www.nicholasfinancial.com
2454 McMullen-Booth Rd.           Contact:  Ralph Finkenbrink
Building C, Suite 501                       Sr. Vice President, CFO
Clearwater, FL 33759                        Ph # - 727-726-0763

Nicholas Financial Announces its $75,000,000 Revolving Bank Credit
            Line has been extended until November 2004.

JULY  1,  2002  -  Clearwater, Florida - Nicholas  Financial,  Inc.
(Nasdaq, NICK), today announced that it has signed an amendment  to
the Company's credit line facility, which extends the maturity date
of  the  current  credit line to November 30, 2004. Company  C.F.O.
Ralph  Finkenbrink  stated,  "Nicholas  Financial  is  pleased   to
continue its lending relationship with Bank of America, which began
in March of 1993 and now includes Hibernia Bank and First Tennessee
Bank as participating banks in its Revolving Credit Line Facility."

Founded in 1985, with current assets of $77,690,000 as of March 31,
2002,  Nicholas  Financial is one of the  largest  publicly  traded
specialty  consumer finance companies based in the  Southeast.  The
Company   has  approximately  5,000,000  shares  of  common   stock
outstanding  and has reported increased revenues and  earnings  for
the past 12 years in a row.

The Company will hold its annual meeting at the Countryside Country
Club in Clearwater, Florida on August 7, 2002 at 9 AM.

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