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
Student loan interest rates to rise to 6.3% in September - but don't panic
Millions of university leavers are set to accrue more interest on their student loan from September
18 April 2018
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Lockdown easing in England delayed by four weeks - your refund rights for group holidays, events and more14 June 2021The easing of most lockdown rules in England has been delayed until 19 July amid concern about rising coronavirus cases, though limits on guest numbers at weddings will be lifted on 21 June. We've the latest below on the lockdown rules, plus your rights to a refund for holidays and events which may be cancelled in the wake of today's announcement.
14 June 2021Including can you reschedule, what do insurers cover and will you get a refund?
14 June 2021The Prime Minister has unveiled sweeping restrictions on public movement to tackle the spread of coronavirus. This has had a huge impact on daily life, affecting everything from weddings and train travel to music events and sport. To help, we're working flat out to answer your questions on these topics and more
14 June 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
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 £1,000s12 June 2021While 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.
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.
18 May 2021If you started university between 1998 and 2012, or since then in Scotland and Northern Ireland, you'll have a Plan 1 student loan. While much is written about whether those with savings should overpay the current English Plan 2 student loans, there's little out there about Plan 1. I wanted to change that, so here's a video explaining how to decide...
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