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Close to paying off your student loan? You can now choose your direct debit dates

Graduates in the final years of repaying their student debt can now choose the day their monthly loan repayment is paid

'I avoided debt thanks to £45,000 in PPI reclaims'

A self-employed IT consultant who was left without work has avoided going into debt after reclaiming £45,000 in PPI

Bank of England warns lenders about steep rise in consumer debt

The Bank of England wants lenders to tighten up mortgage lending criteria and protect themselves from defaults

Loans rates now 2.8% - cheapest ever

Fierce market competition continues to drive rates lower.

Debt management firms could be neglecting customers through lack of reviews, FCA warns

The financial watchdog has raised concerns that debt management companies are not carrying out thorough annual reviews

Guest Comment: It's time to review all high-cost loans

Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the FCA, explains why the regulator is widening its focus on lending

Government likened to payday lender over its refusal to budge on retrospective student loan changes

The Government has been likened to a payday lender after refusing to reverse its freeze on repayment thresholds

Call for 'breathing space' bill to give those with debt a year’s respite

People experiencing money troubles could soon benefit from up to a year's 'breathing space' from the drivers of debt

Record numbers seek debt help in 2016, warns charity

Over 300,000 owing an average of £14,000 each turned to StepChange for help between January and June

1.6 million families in 'extreme' debt

Millions are spending at least 40% of their wages on debt repayments, research has found

Max savings & mortgages after base rate cut

As historic 0.25% low signals new era of rate changes, protect YOUR money, earn up to 6% savings & check your mortgage

Erudio to contact graduates again over deferment deadline blunder

Student loans administrator Erudio is to write again to thousands of graduates to confirm new deferment deadlines

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