Banking

How to ask friends for money that they owe you

Asking friends to pay back money they owe you can be pretty stressful. We’ve got a few ideas you can try to make the process a bit easier and less awkward! There’s nothing worse than having to ask to borrow cash from a mate when you’re too skint to feed yourself… oh no, wait, there’s […]

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How much money should your parents give you at university?

There’s a good chance you’re going to need some help from the Bank of Mum and Dad at university, but how much will you need? Here’s what they’re expected to contribute. Since the current Maintenance Loan is often nowhere near enough to cover living costs in the UK, the government expects parents to pick up the […]

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Live on £10 for a week: The student challenge

Much to our disappointment, Student Loans don’t cater to a diet of caviar and champagne. But just how far can you make your pennies stretch? Counting your cash and scrambling around at the bottom of your bag for that elusive 50p is just part of daily life for most students – and getting fed, watered, […]

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Lifetime ISA guide

Stressing about how you’re ever going to afford to buy a house? A Lifetime ISA could get you up £1,000s of free cash for your first home.  Our survey revealed that as few as 1 in 10 students have even heard of the government’s Lifetime ISA (LISA) scheme. With as much as £1,000 a year of […]

Banking

How to ask friends for money that they owe you

Asking friends to pay back money they owe you can be pretty stressful. We’ve got a few ideas you can try to make the process a bit easier and less awkward! There’s nothing worse than having to ask to borrow cash from a mate when you’re too skint to feed yourself… oh no, wait, there’s […]

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Best app-based bank accounts

The future of banking is here and it’s on your mobile – we’ve got the lowdown on the best app-based banks and how they work… App-based banking, digital banking, challenger banks – whatever you want to call them, a new breed of banking has arrived. If you’re not part of the action, you’re missing out. […]

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33 tips to avoid getting hacked

Worried about hackers getting access to your email, social media or bank accounts? Follow these simple steps for complete online security and peace of mind. Most of us like to think we’re pretty tech-savvy, but research has shown that 59% of people use the same password for most websites. This means a Facebook hacker could […]

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Best automatic savings apps and bots

Can a chatbot really help you manage your cash? These virtual personal accountants are thought to be the future of banking – here’s how they work. There are a whole host of interesting new automatic savings apps emerging from the FinTech scene at the moment (that’s ‘financial technology’, in case you’re wondering). These apps use […]

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National Student Accommodation Survey 2019 – Results

Find out exactly what other students think about their student accommodation, how much it really costs and more in this full report. The results are in and you’ve really let us know what you think about student living in this year’s National Student Accommodation Survey! We can reveal loads of mind-boggling stats from over 2,000 […]

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How to complete a self-assessment tax return

Putting off filling in your dreaded tax return? This complete guide takes you through the process step-by-step so can file your self-assessment tax return in just minutes.  Our latest student money survey revealed that 8% of students make money through self-employment – and we’re constantly being inspired by students who make money by setting up […]