Banking

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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15 vital money lessons you should have been taught in school

For many of us, school involved too many quadratic equations and not enough practical money management. Here’s what they should have taught us instead… Bizarrely, financial education has only been a compulsory part of the national curriculum since 2014 – too little too late for a lot of current uni students already reeling from £9k+ […]

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Understanding payday loans and knowing the alternatives

Spent your Student Loan and have two weeks before the next instalment? Here’s why a payday loan won’t solve your problem, and what you can do instead. Every year we survey thousands of students to find out more about their money situation. This year, we learned in our National Student Money Survey that students experience an average £170 […]

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7 times Cardi B gave us her best financial advice

Cardi B rose to fame through Instagram and reality TV. Classic millennial. But her money advice is lightyears ahead of “cut out the avocado toast!” Cardi B has been dominating the spotlight since she released Bodak Yellow in 2017. But Cardi isn’t only known for her lyrical quips. She also likes to dish out tips […]