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Student Loans Company extends maintenance loans to part-time students

Monday, 18 June 2018 | News

For the first time, part-time students will be able to apply for maintenance loans to help with the cost of higher education.

Would you spend £80,000 on your best friends?

Friday, 15 June 2018 | News

Having a best friend can cost you more than £26,000 over a lifetime, according to research from cashback site TopCashback .

£480 million frittered away on UK landlines every year

Monday, 04 June 2018 | News

Households are wasting large amounts of money every year on landline phones that go unused.

BT cuts 118 call costs – but it can still be beaten

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 | News

BT has cut the cost of calls to its 118 500 directory enquiries service but the price can still be beaten.

Beware the hidden cost of 118 calls

Friday, 04 May 2018 | Article

Consumers can be charged exorbitant rates when they use directory enquiry services, such as 118 or 070 numbers. Older callers – who may not use the internet – are particularly at risk.

Scotland curbs cheap booze with minimum price per unit

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 | News

From today, consumers in Scotland will have to to pay a minimum price per unit of alcohol as new legislation comes into force.

Householders face postcode lottery on utility and insurance bills

Monday, 30 April 2018 | News

Homeowners are facing a ‘postcode lottery’ when it comes to household running costs.

Top tips on beating unfair private parking tickets

Friday, 27 April 2018 | Article

If you’ve ever received a parking ticket when you’ve parked legitimately on privately owned land, you’ll know how irritated it makes you feel.

Save money and help save the planet

Monday, 23 April 2018 | Article

It pays to be good. The BBC’s Blue Planet II shocked the world into action over plastic waste suffocating the oceans. Here’s what you can do to cut your dependence on plastic – and save money while you do it.

Age is no bar to becoming a YouTube star

Monday, 16 April 2018 | Article

If you have a hobby or passion you’d like to share, then why not build up a following on YouTube? More and more 50-somethings are showcasing their creative skills, while earning a bit of cash on the side.