Amy Roberts

Senior Money Writer

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Do a money makeover

Do a money makeover

Spend one day sifting, sorting & switching bills to easily find savings of up to £1,000 or more. It will be your best-paid day of the year!

20 February 2024

Student loan overpayments

Student loan overpayments

This MoneySavingExpert guide can help you check if you've overpaid your student loan and reclaim the cash if so. 10,000s overpay their student loans – have you?

13 February 2024

Student loans: Wales

Student loans: Wales

You have a Plan 2 student loan if you’re Welsh and started uni since 2012. There are many misconceptions about how these student loans work - here's what you need to know.

3 January 2024

Student loan interest is 7.6% – should I panic or pay it off?

Student loan interest is 7.6% – should I panic or pay it off?

Post-2012 student loans are charging 7.3% interest. MoneySavingExpert explains how interest and repayment really works and if you should pay yours off.

3 January 2024

FREE uniform tax refund

FREE uniform tax refund

If you wear a uniform to work and have to wash, repair or replace it yourself, you may be able to claim tax of £100s back with a free uniform tax rebate.

29 December 2023

Financial education

Financial education

Financial education is a vital life skill, yet one many of us miss out on. There are plenty of free financial education resources to help both children and adults.

27 December 2023

Student loan repayment

Student loan repayment

Student loans are cheap, so are they worth paying back early and if you’ll be able to wipe them off with MoneySavingExpert.

6 December 2023

Student loans: Northern Ireland

Student loans: Northern Ireland

You'll have a Plan 1 student loan if you’re from Northern Ireland and go to university, even if you study elsewhere in the UK. Here's what you need to know.

28 November 2023

Student loans: Scotland

Student loans: Scotland

You'll have a Plan 4 student loan if you’re from Scotland and go to university, even if you study elsewhere in the UK. Here's what you need to know.

28 November 2023

HMRC app: Check income tax, state pension, benefits and more

HMRC app: Check income tax, state pension, benefits and more

If you need to contact HM Revenue & Customs about your income tax, self-assessment, state pension, benefits and more, first check if the HMRC app can help.

22 November 2023

Small claims court

Small claims court

Complaints got you nowhere? At the end of your tether? If you've been genuinely wronged, use the small claims court to get money back - Money Saving Expert

15 November 2023

Which student loan plan am I on?

Which student loan plan am I on?

Which student loan plan you're on on depends on when you started uni, as well as where you're originally from. Our table shows you if you're on the Plan 1, 2,4, or 5 student finance system.

12 September 2023

Student budgeting planner

Student budgeting planner

Top student budgeting tips to help you prepare for the cost of university. MoneySavingExpert guide has a calculator and spreadsheets to get your budget in order.

12 September 2023

Martin Lewis: Student Loans Decoded

Martin Lewis: Student Loans Decoded

Student loans decoded is a no-nonsense guide to student finance and the impact of higher education on students' and parents' pockets - MoneySavingExpert.

1 September 2023

Credit unions & community banking

Credit unions & community banking

Credit unions offer non-profit savings and loans. Find a credit union near you, how safe they are and when to use one with MoneySavingExpert.

12 July 2023

Student credit scoring

Student credit scoring

Going to university is often a time of increased financial independence. That often goes hand-in-hand with increased borrowing, whether via a student loan, overdraft, or credit card. It's vital to know how this impacts your credit score.

27 June 2023