Martin Lewis tells ministers it's time to stop hiding the student living loan parental contribution - parents should be told they may be expected to pay £1,000s
While tuition fees get all the column inches, the biggest practical problem most students face is hidden. The living loan and/ or grant students receive is slashed based on parental income but there's no warning this gap needs filling. Today, MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis has written to ministers to urge them to stop hiding the university parental contributions built into the student finance system.
12 June 2021
Student loan interest rates set to drop in September – what you need to know
Student loan interest rates are set to drop for many students from September.
23 April 2021
FCA raises concerns over Amigo’s proposed redress scheme but 'won’t take action to block it'
The financial watchdog does not support a redress scheme proposed by the guarantor loans sector's largest lender, Amigo Loans, it's been revealed. But the Financial Conduct Authority doesn't plan to take action to stop the scheme if it's agreed on by borrowers and sanctioned by the High Court
25 March 2021
Student loan repayments to drop for many Scots by £500/yr from April
Many Scots with student loans will see repayments drop sharply next month, as the income threshold at which student loans begin to be repaid will rise from £19,390 to £25,000. The change may mean you pay less in the long run too, as many with student loans won't finish paying them off before they're automatically wiped after 30 years, though others could accrue more interest - we've full analysis below
18 March 2021
Millions could be due £750 payout as landmark legal claim filed against Experian - what you need to know
A landmark legal claim launched against credit reference agency Experian could see 49.8 million adults in England and Wales in line for compensation worth £750 each if successful - although there are no guarantees. Here's what you need to know
1 March 2021
Ratesetter to close all investor accounts and move borrowers’ loans to Metro Bank
All 45,000 existing investor accounts will be closed on 2 April. Here's what the change means for investors and borrowers alike.
3 February 2021
Student tuition fees in England set to be frozen for another year
Student tuition fees in England are set to be frozen for another year under new plans put forward by the Government today
21 January 2021
Martin Lewis' 'how to slash all debt costs' January masterclass
Can't afford to clear your debt? You can't afford not to try to move it to 0%, MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis writes. You could save £1,000s on credit cards, mortgages, overdrafts, loans, store cards, buy-no-pay-later (BNPL) and more - here's how
21 January 2021
Revealed: 100,000+ overpaid student loans last year because they were on the WRONG payment plan – how to reclaim
More than 100,000 people overpaid student loans in the last year alone as they were recorded as being on the wrong loan plan – and many can reclaim £100s or even £1,000s
15 December 2020
HSBC, First Direct, M&S Bank or John Lewis Finance customer? If you've been in arrears in the past you may be sent a cheque for £100
HSBC Group says an internal review uncovered instances where customers in arrears hadn't received the quality of service expected between 2010 and 2019
14 December 2020
28 July 2021
First Direct's £100 bank switch bribe - go quick
Ends 9am Wed
New. Broadband price war
Incl cheapest deal in 18mths - '£13/mth'
Travel insurance from £9/week
Incl some Covid cover
New. Help if you're 'pinged' or told to isolate
Martin's video explainer
Slash PCR travel test costs to £40
Avoid £100+ fees
'I reclaimed £3,500 in packaged bank fees'
'...going back to 1990'
15 summer cinema savers
Incl £2.50 entry & free O2 Monday tickets
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Most employees feel they are financially better off now than at the start of the pandemic, finds new MSE poll28 July 2021More than two in three employees in full-time or part-time work say they're financially better off now than at the start of the coronavirus pandemic – but only one in three of those who are self-employed feel the same, a new MoneySavingExpert.com poll has found.
28 July 2021Lloyds Bank has launched a new credit card that enables holders to earn 0.25% cashback on up to £4,000 of annual spending and 0.5% above, with no cap on how much you can earn. You can also earn a £20 bonus if you spend £1,000 in the first 90 days. But Lloyds' cashback rate can be beaten by American Express - here's how it compares.
28 July 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
Card providers to 'reserve' up to £100 when you pay at supermarket fuel pumps – here's what's happening27 July 2021Motorists paying for fuel at automated supermarket pumps across the UK now face having up to £100 on their debit or credit card temporarily "reserved" while they fill up
27 July 2021Virgin Mobile is to close down its pay-as-you go (PAYG) services from January 2022 in a move that impacts 123,000 customers. Here's what it means for your plan, mobile number, and unused credit.
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
26 July 2021
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