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Did the Autumn ‘Budget’ help students?

Ok, hands up who thought the Autumn Statement (sorry, now the Autumn ‘Budget’) was going to be a complete non-event and have no impact on students whatsoever? Yes, I thought as much. Ok, hands down. As it turned out, there was some great news for UK students in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s speech, particularly regarding student accommodation. That said, we still think there’s plenty more he could be doing for students. [...]

5 reasons why you need to be financially literate

Let’s be honest, personal finance is hardly a thrill a minute. You’d be hard pushed to find anyone that would rather peruse their money management options on a Saturday night than just go and spend some of their student loan. But I assure you, it’s not all dull as ditch-water and having an acute awareness of financial matters can boost your bank balance and your student loan without you barely lifting a finger. Here’s how… [...]

Student bank accounts: Sniffing out the best deals

The good news is you’re in demand banks want to get your student loans in their account and if a bank can get you now, there’s a good chance they’ve got you for life. Or so they think. But how can you compare a free railcard with high interest rates or a generous final-year overdraft? We take a look at some of the best offers (at the time of writing) and provide a few invaluable pointers. [...]

Holiday money: How to save dosh on your currency transactions

For stressed-out students, holidays abroad are just what the doctor ordered. But when you’ve saved up on your student loan and are ready to relax to the max you don’t want to worry about getting ripped off. Many of us aren’t aware of our options and spend in the wrong way out of habit. From debit cards to travellers cheques, take a minute to soak up the pros and cons before you set off. [...]

NUS Insight: Financial woes affecting mental health

New research by the NUS, commissioned by Future Finance, reveals some startling facts about the state of British students’ bank balances – and mental wellbeing. We were shocked to find out that many students are resorting to high-cost bank overdrafts and credit cards to get by and that an incredible 36% said they worry about their finances to such an extent that is affecting their mental health. [...]

The Graduate Premium

Going to university can be expensive! Between tuition fees, rent and other cost of living like food and socialising, it is understandable that students begin to have fatigue. [...]

When Government Student Finance Is Not Enough  

The UK government provides great student loans for students pursuing higher education in the UK.  Student Finance England offer by the government includes Tuition Fee Loans, Maintenance Loans and Maintenance Grants. Repayment of government loans are income based and you do not need to make repayments until you have a minimum income of £21,000 per year. [...]

Future Finance Student Loan Glossary

28% of students in the UK worry that they won’t be able to finish their degree due to financial reasons. A student loan can be a good opportunity to bridge the funding gap, however it is important that students fully understand loan terms. [...]

Valentines Day On A Student Budget

Valentine’s day can be an expensive time for anyone, and there is a lot of pressure put on you to spend money on your significant other. But for students who may not have the money to spend on such things, this can be a difficult situation. Below are some tips on how you can show your special someone a good time without having to go all out on the finances as well. [...]

Six tips for managing your student finance

Tuition fees and living costs for students are expensive, and there’s only so far you can get with government-backed student finance. Especially if it’s your first time living away from home, you’ll find yourself rapidly appreciating how quickly money disappears out the door.. Whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, saving money is no easy thing. In fact, according to a recent article in the Daily Telegraph, half of UK students run out of money before their next loan.  So here are some tips to help get you save a few quid here and there to help keep you going until your next loan arrives: [...]

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