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Student loan interest rates to drop for many next month and repayment thresholds to rise for some from April – what you need to know

Student loan interest rates will drop for many from September, the Department for Education has confirmed.

13 August 2021

Queen's Speech 2021 round-up: student loans shake-up, increased rights for renters, leasehold reform & more

Flexible 'lifetime' student loans were among the plans revealed by the Queen today during the state reopening of Parliament. Other measures include increased rights for renters, leasehold reform and more protection for those using the internet

11 May 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

Top universities and MSE call for current student loan statement to be scrapped

MoneySavingExpert.com and the Russell Group of universities is calling on the Government to scrap the current student loan statement

13 May 2019

New two-year degrees – will students actually save money?

The Government has set out plans for accelerated two-year degrees which it claims will save students £5,500 compared to a three-year course - but Martin Lewis has warned that many students won't pay any less under the accelerated system

19 November 2018

Student loan interest rates and repayment thresholds to rise - what you need to know

Student loan repayment thresholds will rise by hundreds of pounds next April

21 August 2018

Legal bids launched for tuition fee compensation - what you need to know

Students who missed out on teaching time during university strikes earlier this year are trying to get compensation

1 August 2018

Calls for better student finance information backed by Martin

Students and prospective students need clearer and better-targeted financial advice

20 June 2018

Lords demand cut in student loan interest rates

The interest rate charged on post-2012 student loans should be reduced to 1.5%, a parliamentary committee has said

11 June 2018

UK base rate remains at 0.5%

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to keep the rate steady

10 May 2018