Category Archives: Student Finance

The rise of the virtual university

My latest column for Baillie Gifford – this month, I’m discussing whether the virtual university will ever replace the real thing, given the VERY persuasive financial upsides… Iona Bain If you were asked to conjure up a picture of university, … Continue reading

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How much will it REALLY cost a student to insure their laptop?

Students who want to protect their precious gadgets need to examine the true price of proper insurance – so what can students do to safeguard their belongings? by Iona Bain So you have a clutch of great A-levels, you’ve been … Continue reading


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What happens to your student overdraft when you graduate? A guide to current accounts for big boys and girls

Students have been celebrating the end of their degrees in style. But graduates like me are coming to the end of our overdrafts and switching to current accounts with tough rules on borrowing. Don’t get stung by high charges and … Continue reading

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