Banking

Best tax-free cash ISAs for students

Want to boost your savings? Getting yourself a tax-free cash ISA is a surefire way to make some extra cash, and they’re super easy to set up. Here’s your beginner’s guide! According to our National Student Money Survey, 74% of you have at least some money in your savings – and if you’re one of them, […]

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How to budget at university

Anxious about getting through uni on next to no income, or just keen to learn how to make your Student Loan stretch further? You’re in the right place! 70% of students revealed to us in our National Student Money Survey that they wish they’d had a better financial education before coming to uni. So if you don’t have a clue how to budget, […]

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Best graduate bank accounts 2019

Get to grips with graduate banking and you’ll be better off for up to three years after uni. Ditch the fees and switch to a better deal – here’s how! From 0% overdrafts to freebie incentives, student bank accounts are pretty good at pulling in the punters. Graduation doesn’t have to mean the party’s over, though! […]

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Top UK bank accounts for international students 2019

Whether you’re an international student studying in the UK on a year abroad or for the long haul, knowing where to bury your treasure is a must! Good news! Compared to many countries, banking in the UK as a foreign student is usually pretty easy and there’s a good amount of choice. That said, choosing […]

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Best student credit cards 2019

Credit cards don’t have to be a fast-track to doom and debt. Use them to work for you and you’ll reap the benefits. Here’s how to be fantastic with plastic. What is a credit card? Quite simply, a credit card is a tool for delaying payment for the stuff you buy. The credit card company lends you […]

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How to switch bank accounts

Switching to a new bank account sounds like it could be stressful, so many people never do. But it’s much easier than you’d think and it does pay to switch! Here’s our step-by-step guide. Whether you’re after the largest overdraft or the best customer service, it’s important to find a current account that works for […]

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How to check and improve your credit score

Confused or concerned about your credit rating (and still not completely sure what it is, if you’re being honest)? We’ve got everything you need to know plus tips to improve your score! There tends to be a whole lot of confusion involved when it comes to credit scores (a.k.a. credit ratings) – and to be honest, that’s […]

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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, […]