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UK’s Top Young Entrepreneurs in 2015

October 17, 2015

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While for some, this year may not have been as fruitful as they had expected it to be; it has been a milestone in the lives of many young entrepreneurs who emerged with some really great ideas and are definitely worth keeping your eyes on. At a time when unemployment has increased in every part [...]

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College promises £5000 to students that fail exams…

October 25, 2013

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A college In Lancashire has promised students who choose to sit their A-levels there that they will receive the sum of £5000 if they fail. It is hoped that the move will send a positive message to young people studying at Blackburn College that they will succeed if they study their A-levels there. However, as [...]

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Students dodge debt through bankruptcy

August 16, 2009

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According to credit reference agency, Equifax, it seems as though some canny students have caught up with the changes in the bankruptcy laws. As part of their latest survey of soon-to-be students, they discovered that about 11% of the respondents were seriously considering the idea of taking advantage of the relaxation of the UK bankruptcy [...]

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Student loans shake up

July 5, 2009

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As our regular readers will know, the Money Lion has the occasional rant about student finance, and the difficulties facing todays graduates.  Today there is some good news however for those still in the higher education system, as the UK’s higher education minister has  just announced new plans to help simplify the application process and the delivery [...]

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Credit checking part 1

August 11, 2008

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In my personal finance travels across the Web, including research for articles I write from time to time, I came across lots of financial expert sites emphasising the importance of monitoring your credit record. I was a student for 6 years and have had 13 different addresses over the past 8 years. From time to [...]

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Tune on, tune in and switch off

June 28, 2008

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Normally I’m very happy to take responsibility for my own actions and assign this standard to the rest of the world. I have been very critical of my twenty-something contemporaries who have squandered their time at university not to mention the sheer speed at which they have burnt through their student loans and commercial credit [...]

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War of the Worlds : Student Finance vs Life

June 14, 2008

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It is a worrying time for current and prospective students. With the increase in course fees, along with decreases in Government finacial support, the current graduates can expect huge debts when they enter the employment market, and hope they will get a high paid job to pay it off. The trouble is, that the time [...]

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Drop The Debt Donkey

May 3, 2008

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I am a graduate with approximately £11,000 of student loan debt trailing behind me. This debt is the accumulation of student maintenance loans; they do not include tuition fees, which I did not have to pay. Despite envying graduate friends who floated along on their parents’ earnings, without having to stress about working through the [...]

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