Amy Roberts

Senior Money Writer

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Financial education

Financial education

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

20 September 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 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.

12 September 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.

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

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.

11 September 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 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

Student loan interest is 7.3% – should I panic or pay it off?

Student loan interest is 7.3% – 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.

1 September 2023

Credit unions & community banking

Credit unions & community banking

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

12 July 2023

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!

11 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

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.

6 April 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

13 December 2022

10 student MoneySaving tips

10 student MoneySaving tips

10 student moneysaving tips to help you get financially prepared for university including how to budget & best student accounts with MoneySavingExpert.

18 August 2022

Free Part-Time Student Guide

Free Part-Time Student Guide

Martin Lewis outlines the changes to student finance for part-time students from 2012, dismissing the myths and revealing unknown truths - MoneySavingExpert.

8 July 2021